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ARIAs goes gender neutral scrapping male and female award categories

ARIAs goes gender neutral scrapping male and female award categories

Australia’s music awards the ARIAs have announced they’ll be going gender neutral scrapping gendered awards for male and female artists. When the next round of awards are presented in November there’ll no longer be a Best Male artist, or Best female artist, instead just a simple Best Artist. Instead of their being five nominees for […]

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UK court overturns decision on under 16s accessing puberty blockers

UK court overturns decision on under 16s accessing puberty blockers

  The British Court of Appeal has overturned the decision from 2020 which declared that children under 16 were unable to made a informed decision about receiving puberty blocking hormone drugs as treatment for gender dysphoria. The Tavistock and Portman National Health Service foundation trust, which operate England’s only gender treatment clinic for children, challenged […]

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‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

The Australian Press Council has delivered its adjudication on a complaint from well-known transgender health expert Dr Michelle Telfer finding that the national newspaper had breached reporting standards on several occasions. The Press Council also ruled that many of the reports published by The Australian fell within the guidelines of acceptable reporting. The council considered a complaint […]

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Victoria to expand anti-hate laws to cover sexuality, gender, sex & HIV status

Victoria to expand anti-hate laws to cover sexuality, gender, sex & HIV status

Victorian Aboriginal, multicultural and multifaith groups, human rights, women’s and LGBTIQ+ rights organisations have come together to welcome today’s commitment by the Victorian Government’s to strengthen the state’s anti-hate protections. The Australian-first legislation would expand the state’s anti-vilification protections to cover sexuality, HIV status, gender, sex, and disability, as well as race and religion as […]

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Demi Lovato announces they identify as non-binary

Demi Lovato announces they identify as non-binary

Singer Demi Lovato has announced that they identify as non-binary and will be using they/them pronouns going forward. Lovato made the declaration on the first edition of their new podcast 4D with Demi Lovato. The new podcast was released on Wednesday morning in the USA. The singer said that they had been through a process […]

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American Psychological Association says conversion practices are dangerous

American Psychological Association says conversion practices are 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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