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WA amends laws to end forced divorce for trans and gender diverse people

WA amends laws to end forced divorce for trans and gender diverse people

Transgender and gender diverse Western Australians will no longer have to divorce their partners in order to have their gender legally affirmed after the upper house passed new legislation yesterday. The previous legislation prevented trans and gender diverse people from being able to have their gender recognised on official documents if they were married to […]

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Census will specifically include transgender and intersex people

Census will specifically include transgender and intersex people

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is considering including a specific check box for transgender and intersex people in the next national census. In the last census people could choose male, female or other, but submissions to the ABS have requested more specific information. Each time the census is rolled out the questions are changed […]

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Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Australia’s first sexual health survey focused on the transgender and gender diverse community has been revealed by The Kirby Institute. The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey will be led by transgender and gender diverse professionals and community advocates, to better advise on sexual health policy, relationship support, sex education and more. Participants […]

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Youth Pride Network Queer & A is here to answer your questions

The fourth instalment of Queer & A airs this Halloween! Queer & A is an audience-driven LGBTQIA+ sexual health program aired live on Facebook. The show directly answers the hard-hitting questions from viewers, from safe sex to sexual fulfilment. Hosted by Youth Pride Network and The YEP Project, Queer & A has aired three episodes […]

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International shortage of popular hormone treatment Primoteston

International shortage of popular hormone treatment Primoteston

The Therapeutic Goods Association have warned that a shortage of popular hormone therapy Primoteston is anticipated to affect users over the coming months. The injectable testosterone is the most common of medical transition used by many transgender and non-binary people assigned female at birth. The Therapeutic Goods Association and LGBTI health organisation ACON are advising […]

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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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Girls Rock! Music camps for young female and gender diverse artists

Girls Rock! Music camps for young female and gender diverse artists

After success in cities around the world, West Australian Music (WAM) have revealed an exciting new initiative for young musicians. Girls Rock! is a week-long day camp with a mission to empower young female, transgender and gender diverse people through music and education. The campers will have the opportunity to hone their skills on an […]

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New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

A new dating app aimed at the trans and gender diverse community has been widely criticised just a few weeks after release. Transdr, billed as The Premier Transgender Dating App, was launched by Sean Kennedy who was concerned trans people were treated unfairly on other dating apps. “There should be an app knowing about them […]

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Trans Health Australia launches as peer-led advocacy group

A new organisation dedicated to advocating for the rights of trans and gender diverse Australians has launched its national platform. Trans Health Australia has grown from a Facebook-based news and information page to an Australia-wide campaign and support group for trans communities across the country. Founder Melody Moore says the organisation has already begun campaigning […]

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Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victoria’s state government are set to update their laws to stop forcing trans and gender diverse people having to divorce in order to legally affirm their gender. After the passage of marriage equality under the federal government last year, state governments were given a 12-month window to bring their legislation in line with the new […]

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