Grace Hyland: Transgender influencer and OnlyFans star slams Channel 7 for hinting she regrets transitioning
- OnlyFans transgender star slams Channel 7 for photo
- The photo used implied that she ‘regretted’ her transition, she said
A transgender influencer and OnlyFans star has claimed Channel 7 ‘twisted’ her comments, implying she regrets her transition.
A photo of Grace Hyland is one of those featured in a promotional video for Sunday night’s Spotlight show, investigating ‘thousands’ of young people who regret the transition from male to female or female to male.
The promo voiceover said “Children are told they should transition from boy to girl, or girl to boy, by the age of 12,” as seen in images of children before and after their transitions.
Ms Hyland, 20, took to her TikTok account to slam Channel 7 for suggesting she now regrets changing her gender.
“I transitioned at 13 and I don’t regret it at all,” adding that she had undergone breast augmentation surgery two days earlier.
Grace Hyland (pictured before becoming a girl) has slammed Channel 7 for using a picture of her in a video promoting a transgender regret program
“In Australia, gender affirming healthcare needs more funding, they don’t need this negativity,” she said.
“And even though my face is in there, I don’t agree with that, I don’t support this story, I don’t support the sensationalism of it all. Don’t get me wrong on Channel 7.’
She wondered if her before and after photos had been chosen by Spotlight because her father, Mat Stevenson, was on Channel 7’s Home and Away.
“Was it because my dad was on Home and Away on Channel 7 at the time? Is it because I’m a public figure? Is it because I publicly defended the transition of children? ” she says.
“I mean, why would you choose my face?” My pictures? It does not mean anything.’
Ms Hyland began documenting her transition from male to female on social media since she began identifying as a girl aged 12.
Stevenson, who became a household name when he starred as Adam Cameron on Home and Away, was very supportive of her.
He discussed his transition on The Sunday Project in January 2021 and revealed how his friends reacted upon learning of his child’s gender identity.
He said that while some of his friends were “pretty transparent” and “got it”, others were struggling and he asked them to simply “be empathetic”.
Ms Hyland said she knew she was meant to be female from the age of “four or five”.
She consulted with doctors, psychologists and subject matter experts for a year before beginning any physical treatment.
“I came out at 12, then went through a gradual transition until I was 14, to let my hair grow out, to sort out my name change, to sort out my blockages,” she said.
“And then, at the age of 14, I was fully presenting myself as Grace to the public and to school.”
She said she wouldn’t be where she is today without her father’s support.
Ms Hyland (pictured) started documenting her transition from male to female on social media since she started identifying as a girl aged 12
Grace Hyland (pictured right) said she wouldn’t be where she is today without the support of her father Mat Stevenson (pictured left).
Ms Hyland (pictured) announced last January that she was turning to ‘exclusive content’ on OnlyFans
Stevenson also pointed to the suicide rate among transgender teens, saying he didn’t want his daughter “to become one of those statistics.”
Ms Hyland announced last January that she was turning to “exclusive content” on OnlyFans.
“As a trans woman, I love embracing my femininity and the body I fought so hard for! ‘Come and see what I’m up to!’ she said at the time.
After Ms Hyland’s complaint, Channel 7 updated its promotion and removed its photos.