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American Psychological Association says conversion therapy is dangerous

American Psychological Association says conversion therapy is dangerous

The American Psychological Association, one of the world’s largest professional groups from psychologists, has released a formal position on conversion therapy as it relates to people’s gender identity, saying the practice causes harm and discrimination. The group has long declared that conversion therapy is harmful to people on the basis of sexuality, but has now […]

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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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WA’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner encourages more bathroom access

WA’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner encourages more bathroom access

WA’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner has highlighted the need for businesses and service providers to audit their bathrooms and changerooms to check if they are accessible for all people. Dr John Byrne says recent media coverage highlighted the discrimination transgender people faced. Writing in the Commission’s regular newsletter Dr Byrne highlighted the controversy around comments made by […]

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July 14th is International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th is International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th marks International Non-Binary People’s Day around the world, celebrating folks who identify outside of the gender binary, and raise awareness of issues and challenges faced by the community. Back in March, ABC’s Four Corners program gave a voice to a group of young non-binary Australians who shared why their non-binary identity is so […]

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Halle Berry steps away from trans film role after public criticism

Halle Berry steps away from trans film role after public criticism

Actor Halle Berry has offered an apology to the trans and gender diverse communities after announcing she was considering taking on a transgender role in an upcoming film. Taking to Instagram Live on Friday, Berry discussed the potential role in the unnamed film with her fans. “I’m thinking of [playing] a character where the woman […]

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Tasmania Law Reform Institute report highlights positive outcomes of gender reform

Tasmania Law Reform Institute report highlights positive outcomes of gender reform

The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (TLRI) has found that the state’s 2019 gender identity reform laws do not create any significant unintended consequences for Tasmania’s justice system. The first of its kind in Australia, Tasmania’s Marriage and Gender Amendments Act overhauled state law, removing the obligation for parents to record sex on a birth certificate […]

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TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have announced the launch of a new digital information and resource platform for trans and gender diverse people, their loved ones, allies and health providers in New South Wales. Launched on Trans Day of Visibility, TransHub is a response to trans and gender diverse community concerns over difficulties in accessing relevant […]

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Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith links COVID-19 to gender identity

Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith links COVID-19 to gender identity

The latest email update from anti-transgender organisation Binary has raised concerns over respecting gender diversity during the time of COVID-19. Spokesperson Kirralie Smith sent an email to followers of Binary this week, arguing that coronavirus serves to “reveal how irrelevant radical gender ideology really is.” “COVID-19 has effectively shut down the globe with individuals, businesses […]

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Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

Pauline Hanson says teachers are ‘transgendering’ children

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has claimed there are only 57 transgender youth in Australian schools during a speech outlining why she wants parents to decide what is included in the education curriculum. Speaking in the senate this morning, Senator Hanson outlined why she has introduced legislation that will allow parents to take schools to […]

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Author J.K. Rowling under fire over Twitter post about transgender people

Author J.K. Rowling under fire over Twitter post about transgender people

Author J.K. Rowling is under fire over her latest tweet about transgender people. The writer of the Harry Potter novels has often shared her controversial opinions online, but her latest comments have got followers outraged. Rowling offered her opinion on a recent UK court case. Researcher Maya Forstater had been working for a company on […]

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