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WA Senator Louise Pratt delivers emotional speech against plebiscite

WA Senator Louise Pratt delivers emotional speech against plebiscite




Labor Senator for Western Australia Louise Pratt gave a stirring and personal speech in the Senate yesterday, during debate on the Government’s now defunct plebiscite bill. The out politician and mother has been a vocal opponent of the plebiscite since its inception under the Abbott Liberal government, and yesterday she spoke from her own experience […]

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Mother perplexed when she met a transgender person

Mother perplexed when she met a transgender person




The Daily Telegraph has published an opinion piece from a mother who was upset when she met, what she presumed to be, a transgender person working at her local Woolworths. Niamh Kavanagh shared with the newspaper’s readers how she recently became flustered when she met a woman with a deeper voice working on the checkout. […]

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Paediatrician disputes ACL claims about same-sex parents

Paediatrician disputes ACL claims about same-sex parents




A former paediatrician and MP for the Australian Labor Party has written an open letter to Australian Christian Lobby national director Lyle Shelton disputing claims that marriage equality is not fair to children. Dr Michael Freelander served as a children’s doctor for 37 years, including time as the Head of Paediatrics at Campbelltown Hospital. Now, Freelander is […]

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Is your child gender diverse?

Is your child gender diverse?




Is your child gender diverse? If so, here’s a great chance to meet up with other parents of gender diverse children. The community group Transmen of WA is hosting a meeting for families who need support and assistance. The get-together to be held in West Perth on June 25th from 12:00pm – 2:30pm and will […]

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PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed

PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed




The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have stepped up their campaign against the marriage plebiscite by taking out an advertisement in The Australian. The group that represents the parents and families of LGBTIQ people said it’s time for the Prime Minister to stop sidestepping the issue of marriage equality. Recently the government […]

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Actress Sally Field horrified by parents who don’t accept their gay kids




  Actress Sally Field has shared her thoughts about parents who don’t accept their LGBT children and offered some advice. “First of all, don’t be frightened. And don’t put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality – your own fears about sexuality – on your children. Sexuality is a glorious part of existence.” Field said […]

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A transgender take on a classic fairy tale

A transgender take on a classic fairy tale




A new animated cartoon reworks the classic tale of Cinderella as a transgender transitioning story. The cartoon, which can be viewed on YouTube, tells the story of Jamie, a young girl who wishes to become a boy. What happens when you don’t have a fairy godmother to grant your every wish? Jamie doesn’t. So she […]

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Louis Theroux ‘Transgender Kids’ on Foxtel

Louis Theroux ‘Transgender Kids’ on Foxtel




Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux will delve into the lives of transgender youth in his new film ‘Transgender Kids’. The film will screen on Foxtel’s BBC Knowledge on Wednesday night. Theroux travels to San Francisco, where a group of pioneering medical professionals are helping children transition from boy to girl or girl to boy at […]

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Australian Dads Read Childrens’ Book for Queer Youth

Australian Dads Read Childrens’ Book for Queer Youth




Queer writer and relationship columnist Samuel Leighton-Dore has written a humorous adult-childrens’ book with the aim of opening a dialogue on LGBT bullying. The book ‘I Think I’m a Poof’ tells the tale of a young boy named Johnny, who tells his father he thinks he might be gay, and is met with some useful […]

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Austria Lifts Ban on Adoption for Same Sex Couples

Austria Lifts Ban on Adoption for Same Sex Couples




In Austria, the Constitutional Court has struck down a ban on same sex adoption. Prior to the ruling, those in same sex relationships were only able to adopt the biological children of their partner. Now, couples will be able to jointly adopt non-biological children. Chief Judge Gerhart Holzinger stated that the restriction went against the […]

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