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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 JK Rowling under fire over Twitter post about transgender people

Author JK Rowling under fire over Twitter post about transgender people

Author JK 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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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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Kerri-Anne Kennerley: A Labor win will be “the end of life as we know it”

Kerri-Anne Kennerley: A Labor win will be “the end of life as we know it”

TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has voiced her opposition to the establishment of a National Gender Centre and a new commissioner for gender and sexuality being added to the Human Rights Commision. Speaking on Studio 10 this morning Kennerley said if Labor leader Bill Shorten wins Saturday’s federal election it will be the “end to life as we […]

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Trans activists talk ‘Gender Dysphoria to Gender Euphoria’

Trans activists talk ‘Gender Dysphoria to Gender Euphoria’

Relationships Australia WA are bringing internationally renowned trans activists and sexologists Professor Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad and Professor Elsa Almas to Perth this month. The pair will be sharing their own personal and professional journeys “from gender dysphoria to gender euphoria where different attractions, gender identities and turn-on patterns are to be valued.” Almas met […]

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