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Defence Force denies it has any plans to ban the words ‘his’ and ‘her’

Defence Force denies it has any plans to ban the words ‘his’ and ‘her’

The Australian Defence Force has denied claims by The Herald Sun that it has plans to ban the words ‘his’, ‘he’ and ‘she’ and ‘her’ from being used by personnel. In a front page story today the newspaper suggests that a guide to using non-gendered language and respecting pronouns of transgender people used in the […]

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‘Scream’ & ‘Arrow’ star Bex Taylor-Klaus comes out as non-binary

‘Scream’ & ‘Arrow’ star Bex Taylor-Klaus comes out as non-binary

Arrow star Bex Taylor-Klaus has revealed that they are non-binary in a very casual post to social media. The 23-year-old made the announcement on Twitter, writing “I came out as trans non-binary in a room full of people today. Guess it’s time for me to do that on here, too…” “Hi. I’m Bex, and the rumours […]

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Jim Parsons and Claire Danes raise non-binary child in A Kid Like Jake

Jim Parsons and Claire Danes raise non-binary child in A Kid Like Jake

Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play parents trying to help their gender non-conforming child explore their identity in a new film from queer director Silas Howard. A Kid Like Jake stars Leo James Davis as the titular character, as parents Alex (Danes) and Greg (Parsons) begin the process of finding the best kindergarten for their […]

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Ryan Murphy on coming out and his new queer ballroom series Pose

Ryan Murphy on coming out and his new queer ballroom series Pose

TV super-creator Ryan Murphy has kicked off the hype over his latest series Pose, which will focus on the queer ballroom scene of 1980s New York. The show will make history for its inclusive casting, featuring the largest number of trans and gender diverse actors in the main cast. MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica […]

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The importance of chosen family for the LGBTI community

The importance of chosen family for the LGBTI community

I came out to a friend recently as trans and non-binary. As they so easily checked in with me about my name, pronouns and overall well-being, I thanked them for being so understanding. I know I shouldn’t have to thank someone for the basic act of accepting me for being myself, but being a part […]

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Trans advocates seek info on discrimination in homelessness support

Trans advocates seek info on discrimination in homelessness support

Local trans and gender diverse advocates are seeking participants for a survey which identifies discrimination in the homelessness sector due to religious exemptions. Perth’s Kai Schweizer is circulating a survey to gather information to determine what steps need to be taken to improve housing support for trans and gender diverse people in need. If you […]

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Family Court: Trans teens no longer need court approval for treatment

Family Court: Trans teens no longer need court approval for treatment

The Full Court of the Family Court have ruled that young Australians seeking treatment for gender affirmation will no longer have to receive court authorisation to move forward. Following continued criticism from health experts and trans activists, young people will now be able to have hormone treatment prescribed by their doctor in accordance with the […]

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Why bi+ visibility is important: I am not fucking confused

Why bi+ visibility is important: I am not fucking confused

A friendly discussion at work with some colleagues I like a lot left me pissed off.  An offhand comment about our offshore call centre: “We’ve got everything there. We’ve got some gays, we’ve got some lesbians, we’ve got some people who are just confused…” Let me tell you one thing: I am not fucking ‘confused’. […]

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Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom (ˈfriːdəm), noun The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. synonyms: right to, entitlement to; privilege, prerogative, due The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, emancipation, deliverance I have been mulling over the theme of this year’s PrideFEST and it got me to thinking. Often […]

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Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Intersectionality is the belief that systems of oppression are fundamentally interconnected and because of this they cannot be examined separately from one another.  Intersectional identities exist in infinite and complex combinations, each layer of identity adding multiple opportunities for exposure to discrimination. As a white, cisgender lesbian my intersectionality exposes me to homophobia and sexism, […]

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