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Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

The committee hearing on Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has begun today, seeing fierce opposition from trans and gender diverse activists, protestors and allies. This morning’s hearing in New South Wales was stalled by protestors from the get-go, with protestors chanting “When trans rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”. […]

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110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has been delivered to a coalition of Labor and Greens MPs in New South Wales Parliament. The petition targets One Nation’s Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which aims to prohibit schools from teaching that trans and gender diverse people exist, […]

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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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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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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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People like us: An open letter to Australian Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Alliance

People like us: An open letter to Australian Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Alliance

On November 27, The Australian newspaper published an article in which the newly-formed LGB (lesbian, gay & bisexual) Alliance said trans and gender diverse rights pose a threat to the rights of same-sex attracted people. Specifically, Alliance spokesperson, Kat Karena, said “including ‘gender identity’ in the law banning conversion therapy may have the effect of legally […]

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Negative media coverage has an effect on transgender people

Negative media coverage has an effect on transgender people

A new study published in the LGBT Health Journal has found that 97.6 of it’s respondents had seen negative depictions of transgender people in the media in the previous 12 months. The survey asked 545 people who are transgender about the messages they saw about transgender people in the media, and seeing negative messages was almost […]

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Honour Transgender Day of Remembrance with tonight’s vigil

Honour Transgender Day of Remembrance with tonight’s vigil

Warning: Some content in this article may be confronting to our trans and gender diverse readers. November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to reflect on trans and gender diverse folks around the world on the path to becoming who they are. Marking the end of Trans Awareness Week, Trans Day of Remembrance […]

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Concerns over ‘five year wait’ for Perth Children’s Hospital’s gender service

Concerns over ‘five year wait’ for Perth Children’s Hospital’s gender service

TransFolk of WA have raised concerns over protracted wait times for children and young people accessing the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) Gender Diversity Service. PCH’s Gender Diversity Service is a specialist outpatient service for the assessment and care of trans and gender diverse children and young people, employing a multidisciplinary group of medical professionals to […]

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Dr Anja Ravine: Gender identity is not a choice

Dr Anja Ravine: Gender identity is not a choice

Dr Anja Ravine is transgender and a past member of Pride WA’s organising committee. Dr Ravine now works in Sydney as a genetic pathologist. Previously in Perth, Anja was for some time professor of medical genetics at the University of Western Australia. Speaking on Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ recent remarks about trans and gender […]

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