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Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Intersectionality is the belief that systems of oppression are fundamentally interconnected and because of this they cannot be examined separately from one another.  Intersectional identities exist in infinite and complex combinations, each layer of identity adding multiple opportunities for exposure to discrimination. As a white, cisgender lesbian my intersectionality exposes me to homophobia and sexism, […]

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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender

LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender

Musician Gavin Russom has revealed she identifies as transgender in an interview with Grindr’s online magazine, Into. The 43-year-old synth player told the publication she could not imagine pretending to be someone she is not any longer. “This is my fifth decade being alive and in each of those decades, there’s been a time where I’ve […]

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Malta develops gender neutral language for marriage laws

Malta develops gender neutral language for marriage laws

Malta might be the next country to bring in marriage equality after the country’s government brought forward legislation to removed gender language from their marriage laws. The draft law would abolish gendered terms such as “husband”, “wife”, “mother” and “father” from the country’s Marriage Act and other laws and replace them with gender-neutral terminology. THe […]

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Why do we make such a big deal out of a baby’s gender?

Why do we make such a big deal out of a baby’s gender?

A story about an eight month old baby in Canada has caught the world’s attention today. The infant has been issued a health card without its gender being documented, potentially a world first. Kori Doty, a transgender person who identifies a neither male or female, wants their child to be able to identify their own […]

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Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Last Saturday, Perth’s Murray Street Mall was filled with supporters of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – calling for its continuation across the nation. Though WA’s new Labor government have vowed to retain and fund the program once federal funding ends, the Save Safe Schools WA and supporters are urging the federal government and other […]

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It’s Not Just Me: Local trans men feature in new documentary

It’s Not Just Me: Local trans men feature in new documentary

A documentary exploring the lives of four Perth based trans men will be making its debut at this year’s Revelation Film Festival. Director Jonathan Messer, who is currently completing his PhD at WAAPA, followed the lives of four very different young men who were willing to share their lives and stories with the world for […]

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Federal US court rules against trans discrimination in landmark case

Federal US court rules against trans discrimination in landmark case

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled in favour of a young transgender student’s right to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender in a high-profile case. The court, which presides over the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, found that the Kenosha Unified School District could not prevent trans student […]

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UK Police welcome first gender-fluid officer

UK Police welcome first gender-fluid officer

A new initiative from Britain’s Metropolitan Police has encouraged the country’s first gender-fluid officer to reveal their identity in the workplace. Callum/Abi, who has been an officer for 13 years, revealed their fluidity after receiving an email encouraging staff to “Bring Your Whole Self To Work.” “The first time I walked into a Met building […]

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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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