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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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Why I’m an LGBTIQ+ ally: Local psychologist Joe Douglas

Why I’m an LGBTIQ+ ally: Local psychologist Joe Douglas




Joe Douglas is a mate. We have known each other for nearly 7 years now. He has saved my life on more than one occasion. Joe is not a big fan of labels. When I said I thought he was a straight ally, he was very reluctant to take on the mantle. He would hate […]

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Johns Hopkin Professors disavow gender and sexuality report

Johns Hopkin Professors disavow gender and sexuality report




A trio of professors at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland have published a letter disavowing the work of some of their colleagues. Chris Beyrer, Robert W. Blum and Tonia C. Poteat published an Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun raising their concern that recent controversial report by their colleague Lawrence S Meyer and […]

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Watch Murdoch University’s Symposium on Human Rights

Watch Murdoch University’s Symposium on Human Rights




On 16 May 2016, Murdoch University welcomed over 200 guests to a symposium focusing on ‘Promoting Human Rights in Educational Communities for People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities’. Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby was the keynote speaker at the event, which was followed by a panel discussion hosted by journalist Victoria Laurie from The […]

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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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Germaine Greer restates her views on transgender people

Germaine Greer restates her views on transgender people




Dr Germaine Greer appeared on ‘Q&A’ last night and restated her view that transgender women are not real women. Feminist author Germaine Greer appeared on the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ last night and responded to an audience members question about her views on transgender people. Journalist Steph D’Souza said she used to be a fan of Dr Greer’s […]

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