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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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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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