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Transgender former football coach listed in Maxim Australia’s ‘Hot 100’ women alongside Margot Robbie

A former Australian football coach and biological male was included in a list of Australia’s top 100 “fine and fierce femmes” for 2023.

Maxim magazine is known as a men’s magazine that features images of beautiful women, but a recent list published by Maxim Australia has commentators outraged. Maxim Australia made headlines for listing at least one known transgender woman, former Australian football player and coach Danielle “Dani” (formerly Dean) Laidley. Laidley was ranked 92 among the list of Maxim Australia’s “Hot 100” that celebrates noteworthy Australian women every year.

Maxim Australia Editor-in-Chief Santi Pintado touted the list as the magazine’s “annual, eclectic and definitive list of Australian women who have impressed, made headlines or simply had a huge year,” adding, “The past 12 months saw an abundance of fine and fierce femmes who have wowed us with their aptitude, intellect, humour, attributes and overall incredible talents.”

Commentators across social media shredded the magazine for including Laidley as a “hot” woman.

Margot Robbie and Dani Laidley

While Margot Robbie, left, has topped the Australian hot 100 women list for yet another year, many on the internet expressed outrage over the inclusion of trans woman Danielle Laidley. (Margot Robbie photo by Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, and Dani Laidley photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)

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