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TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA have received $300,000 in funding to deliver support services for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Announcing the funding the government highlighted that transgender, non-binary and gender diverse  young people are at greater risk of mental health issues, including self-harm and suicide, than their cis-gendered youth. Youth Minister Dave Kelly made […]

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Parents frustrated that Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name

Parents frustrated that Quinns Baptist College refuses student’s new name

A Perth couple have shared their frustration that their child’s school is refusing their request to accept their child’s new name. Andrew and Louise’s child Lynx is in the fifth grade at Quinns Baptist College in Perth northern suburbs. They’re supportive parents who are embracing their child’s non-binary gender and choice of a new name. […]

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Advocates urge politicians to hear real issues facing trans folks

Advocates urge politicians to hear real issues facing trans folks

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia are calling on political leaders to debate issues that matter to trans people, including inclusive health care and reducing discrimination, instead of conducting culture wars at trans people’s expense. Just.Equal spokesperson and trans advocate Sally Goldner AM has called on all parties and candidates to listen to trans, gender diverse […]

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AusPATH launch new Informed Consent Standards of Care

AusPATH launch new Informed Consent Standards of Care

Australia’s peak trans health body AusPATH has launched the Australian Informed Consent Standards of Care for Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy on Trans Day of Visiblity. These new national Standards of Care are intended to assist and enable clinicians across Australia to better meet the medical gender affirmation needs of their trans women, trans men and […]

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Nurses call for equality in trans & gender diverse healthcare

Nurses call for equality in trans & gender diverse healthcare

On Transgender Day of Visibility, The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is calling for the immediate address of health gaps experienced by trans and gender diverse Australians. The ACN released a statement today celebrating the achievements, presence and community of trans and gender diverse folks, identifying urgent issues in healthcare. “Today, I would like to acknowledge […]

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Landmark report traces history of trans communities in NSW

Landmark report traces history of trans communities in NSW

A landmark report analysing the history of trans and gender diverse communities in New South Wales has been released today, marking Trans Day of Visibility. The report was produced for NSW’s peak LGBTQ+ health organisation ACON and the Gender Centre by Professor Noah Riseman of the Australian Catholic University, tracing the history of trans and […]

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NSW Gender Centre relaunch ‘Polare’ for Trans Day of Visibility

NSW Gender Centre relaunch ‘Polare’ for Trans Day of Visibility

New South Wales’ Gender Centre is proud to announce the relaunch of their legacy print resource for trans and gender diverse folks – Polare. “Polare had been continuously in print from September 1993 until January 2019 and for decades we were the main resource for the trans and gender community in NSW,” says Eloise Brook from […]

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NSW Government reject Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill

NSW Government reject Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill

The New South Wales Liberal Government have just tabled a report outlining their opposition to One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham’s anti-transgender Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) bill. The bill, put forward by Latham, would amend the state’s Education Act to “prohibit the teaching of the ideology of gender fluidity to children in schools”, ensure […]

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TransFolk of WA slam Senator Chandler’s anti-trans sports bill

TransFolk of WA slam Senator Chandler’s anti-trans sports bill

Local support and advocacy organisation TransFolk of WA have responded to revelations Prime Minister Scott Morrison supports a bill that seeks to exclude trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians from sport. Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler’s Sex Discrimination and Other Legislation Amendment (Save Women’s Sport) Bill 2022 would ensure that people assigned male or female at […]

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Advocates call for solidarity as PM supports anti-trans sports bill

Advocates call for solidarity as PM supports anti-trans sports bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates have urged MPs and Senators to stand up for trans Australians, following comments from the Prime Minister supporting Senator Claire Chandler’s private member’s bill that seeks to exclude trans women from sport. Speaking in the Senate earlier this month, Senator Chandler said she hoped her Sex Discrimination and Other Legislation Amendment (Save Women’s Sport) […]

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