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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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Outpouring of support for trans & gender diverse communities

Outpouring of support for trans & gender diverse communities

In response to comments made earlier this week by Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, there has been a torrent of support for trans, gender diverse and intersex communities. Myriad local LGBTQIA+ organisations, sporting clubs, city councils, politicians, entertainers and other groups have given public statements affirming their support for trans and gender diverse Western Australians. […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Warning: This article contains statements that some readers may find confronting. Perth’s new Lord Mayor has shared his thoughts on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities, telling listeners of his radio show “If you’ve got a penis, mate, you’re a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you’re a woman.” On the 6PR Breakfast […]

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NSW Parliament declares support for transgender people

NSW Parliament declares support for transgender people

The lower house of the New South Wales parliament passed a motion this week declaring support for transgender people. The show of support comes as the parliament prepared to debate legislation from One Nation leader Mark Latham that will make illegal to discuss sexuality and gender in schools. The motion passed in the lower house […]

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TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA have announced a new program to support trans, gender diverse and non-binary people ahead of GiveOUT Day this Friday. The Pay It Forward Binder Program aims to support those who need essential binders, but may not be able to afford them or look to unsafe practices. “Many trans masculine, gender diverse and […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

For the first time anywhere in the world, Australia’s peak sporting bodies have come together to stand up for trans and gender diverse communities, with a commitment to inclusion in sports. The announcement was made this morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground, led by ACON’s Pride In Sport program, where eight leading organisations revealed new […]

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Protecting transgender employees is not on Porter’s agenda

Protecting transgender employees is not on Porter’s agenda

Federal Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, says the government has no plan to add workplace protections for transgender, intersex and gender diverse people. Porter responded to an enquiry from just.equal about the inadequacies of workplace laws to protect trans, intersex and gender diverse employees. The Minister’s office said no change to existing law is […]

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 3 welcomes trans & non-binary characters

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 3 welcomes trans & non-binary characters

For the first time in the series’ almost 50-year run, Star Trek will introduce transgender and non-binary characters in major roles with its next season. Star Trek: Discovery brought the long-running sci-fi series’ first canonical LGBTIQ+ characters to the small screen with Paul Stamets and Hugh Culber, and the show’s third season will introduce two new characters […]

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Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has spoken at the second reading on her Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020 in Federal Parliament on Monday. The Bill, first introduced by Senator Hanson in February, proposes that schools receiving Commonwealth funding should be forced to teach a “balanced” curriculum, and make school […]

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