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TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich talks Trans Day of Visibility

TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich talks Trans Day of Visibility

March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility, and here in the west TransFolk of WA are at the forefront of ensuring our trans and gender diverse communities are receiving the support they need and having their voices heard. Since 2012, TransFolk of WA has been providing peer-led support for trans and gender diverse folks and […]

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Transcend Australia Chair Dr Rachel Richardson on Trans Day of Visibility

Transcend Australia Chair Dr Rachel Richardson on Trans Day of Visibility

Chair of trans and gender diverse advocacy group Transcend Australia, Dr Rachel Richardson, has shared her thoughts on Trans Day of Visibility. We’ve published her statement in full below. Transgender Day of Visibility is on 31 March. It is a day that is set aside to raise the profile of Transgender people in our community […]

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Take time today to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Take time today to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility an annual international celebration of trans pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements. On 31 March celebrate with trans and gender diverse people all around Australia by sharing stories, starting conversations, and attending events. The theme of this year’s celebration is #beseen and transgender and gender […]

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Transgender flag to fly over Hobart’s Town Hall for the first time

Transgender flag to fly over Hobart’s Town Hall for the first time

In a Tasmanian first, the transgender flag will be officially raised over Hobart Town Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on 31st of March. The flag raising event will take place at midday tomorrow, Monday March 29th. The flag will fly all week. Speakers at the flag raising will be Hobart City Councillor, Jax […]

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City of Perth encourages LGBTIQ+ communities to engage in consultations

City of Perth encourages LGBTIQ+ communities to engage in consultations

The City of Perth is encouraging people to engage with its new consultative process either by attending an upcoming meeting or completing an online survey. The city’s newly formed LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group, in partnership with the City of Perth, are urging the broader LGBTQIA+ community, as well as community groups and service providers, to participate […]

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ECU to host Trans Day of Visibility webinar and panel discussion

ECU to host Trans Day of Visibility webinar and panel discussion

Edith Cowan University will be hosting a webinar and panel discussion to mark Trans Day of Visibility next week, as well as the launch of the university’s Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Support Guidelines. The panel will explore the significance of Trans Day of Visibility in 2021 and the lived experiences of trans, gender diverse […]

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PFLAG Perth founder June Smythe passes away aged 84

One of the founding members of the Perth chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), June Smythe, has passed away this week at the age of 84. In 2021, the support organisation for the loved ones of LGBTQIA+ folks is celebrating 32 years thanks to the foundation laid in 1989 by Smythe […]

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Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. In 1979, the General Assembly of the United […]

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Radio station 3CR marks Trans Day of Visibility with a special broadcast

Radio station 3CR marks Trans Day of Visibility with a special broadcast

Tune into Melbourne community radio station 3CR on Sunday as they present a special day of broadcasting highlighting Trans Day of Visibility. Tune in from 12-7pm (Eastern time) to hear from a diverse range of trans and gender-diverse programmers covering transgender art, music, culture, politics, wellbeing and resilience, aimed towards troubling and busting the western […]

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Still finding glitter on our shoes after fabulous Broome Mardi Gras

Still finding glitter on our shoes after fabulous Broome Mardi Gras

It’s been days since I returned from Australia’s most remote Pride celebration in beautiful (and STICKY HOT) Broome. And I’m still finding glitter stuck to the soles of my shoes (and elsewhere). What a fantastic time! I absolutely loved every minute of my three-day Broome Mardi Gras, not least for a break away from parenting […]

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