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Kylie Minogue emphatically comes out swinging for trans rights simply by using common sense

Emma Powys Maurice November 7, 2020
Kylie Minogue. (Brendon Thorne/Singapore GP via Getty Images)

Eternal gay icon Kylie Minogue. (Brendon Thorne/Singapore GP/Getty)

Kylie Minogue has cemented her status as an LGBT+ icon by coming out swinging for trans rights in the simplest of terms.

The pop princess made her views clear in an interview with the Guardian ahead of the release of her 15th album, Disco.

She was asked if she had a take on “the UK’s toxic debate over trans rights and transgender women’s access to single-sex spaces” – and immediately shut down the interviewer with a refreshingly direct answer.

“If you’re a transgender woman, you should use the women’s facilities, surely,” she said, before “elegantly” redirecting the conversation.

“There are plenty of people in the world who wanna make some noise and be disruptive. All the brave people who do make the noise, I admire them,” Kylie continued, giving a nod to Black Lives Matter activists.

“But you have to figure out who’s making noise for the right reasons.”

Kylie’s plain-spoken common sense was celebrated by her LGBT+ fans, who never doubted her goodness for a moment.

However, several readers questioned the paper’s decision to raise the topic to begin with, suggesting it was unwarranted and out of place in an interview with Kylie Minogue.

Kylie reaffirmed her allyship in another interview with Gaydio earlier this week, explaining that she finds it personally upsetting to know that there are still people who can’t be open about their identities.

More: Kylie Minogue, The Guardian, trans rights

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