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National Youth Week: Queer in the Year 2017




In my first grade class, my teacher asks us what we want to be when we grow up. I say ‘A BOY!’ and everybody laughs. I don’t say those words again for a decade. Growing up, I never hear the word transgender, only tomboy. With my ripped jeans and flat chest, I wear ‘tomboy’ like […]

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Lex Randolph investigates gender and the body in Human Becomings

Lex Randolph investigates gender and the body in Human Becomings




Human Becomings was Lex Randolph’s first solo exhibition, hosted by Paper Mountain Gallery, upstairs at 267 William St Northbridge. Lex Randolph’s continuing investigations reveal the impacts of gender and body on identity through his art making practice utilising drawings, watercolour, soft sculpture and installation. Human Becomings is a quasi-museum of real and imaginary body parts. […]

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Christians outraged at LEGO Batman vs Superman movie

Christians outraged at LEGO Batman vs Superman movie




The editor of Lifesite News, a popular Christian news service, has expressed his outrage about the relationship between Batman and Robin in the new Lego Batman Vs Superman movie. John-Henry Westen says the new film is chock-full of gay propoganda and he warns his Christian readership to be wary of the new film. “It seemed […]

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Bibliophile: Ida by Alison Evans




Ida by Alison Evans Alison Evans is currently doing a PhD in Young Australian Literature, focusing on non-binary gender, bisexual identities and coming out. She writes about people who don’t know what they want, relationships and Melbourne. Set in Melbourne, her novel is about how choices can make or unmake someone. The main character Ida […]

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San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district

San Francisco launches world’s first Transgender district




The City of San Francisco have created a district to act as a hub for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people – the first legally recognised district of its kind in the world. Compton’s TLGB District occupies six blocks in the southeastern section of the city known as the Tenderloin. Within the Tenderloin, Compton’s Cafeteria […]

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New York issues first intersex birth certificate in USA

New York issues first intersex birth certificate in USA




Sara Kelly Keenan has become the first person in New York to be issued a birth certificate that acknowledges their intersex status. Keenan, a 55-year-old advocate and paralegal, has obtained a new birth certificate that identifies their gender as intersex rather than male or female. It is believed to be the first of birth certificate of […]

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Minnesota mother launches case to sue transgender daughter

Minnesota mother launches case to sue transgender daughter




A mother from Minnesota has filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old transgender daughter who received medical care for her transition without seeking parental consent. Anmarie Calgaro’s announcement was broadcast on Facebook Live, in which she refers to her son [sic] “J.D.K” as the defendant – along with care providers Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health […]

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US sorority members quit en masse to support transgender student

US sorority members quit en masse to support transgender student




Nearly half of the members of a US sorority have left the group to protest the mistreatment of a transgender student. Alpha Omicron Pi’s national organisation attempted to block the branch at Tufts University from allowing a trans woman membership once they heard she had been invited. The sorority has since allowed the student to […]

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Bonsoir Bitches! It’s Cougar Morrison

Bonsoir Bitches! It’s Cougar Morrison




Cabaret darling Cougar Morrison is returning to the Perth stage with his all new show, Bonsoir Bitches. Recently, Cougar has been storming the local drag scene, bringing his cabaret talents to The Court and Connections – taking out the title of Pop Princess earlier this year. Now, Cougar will be mashing it all together Downstairs at the Maj this […]

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Rare Air Podcast: Transmen of WA’s Nick Lawrence

Rare Air Podcast: Transmen of WA’s Nick Lawrence




Local group Three Gates Media have just released a podcast with Transmen of WA leader Nick Lawrence. Broadcaster Meri Fatin previously spoke to Nick’s mother Dianne as part of Empathy Museum’s A Mile In My Shoes project. Now Fatin has interviewed Nick about his experiences with coming out, transitioning and the beginnings of Lawrence’s support organisation: Transmen […]

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