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Sydney, NSW, Australia - 02/19/2014: In Martin Place, Sydney CBD, Cate McGregor touches up her hair inside a cafe after coming in from heavy rain. Cate McGregor is the speech writer for the Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO and the most senior transgender military officer in the world.  Conor Ashleigh for the New York Times.

Sydney, NSW, Australia - 02/19/2014: In Martin Place, Sydney CBD, Cate McGregor touches up her hair inside a cafe after coming in from heavy rain. Cate McGregor is the speech writer for the Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO and the most senior transgender military officer in the world. Conor Ashleigh for the New York Times.