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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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LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender

LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Russom comes out as transgender

Musician Gavin Russom has revealed she identifies as transgender in an interview with Grindr’s online magazine, Into. The 43-year-old synth player told the publication she could not imagine pretending to be someone she is not any longer. “This is my fifth decade being alive and in each of those decades, there’s been a time where I’ve […]

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Malta develops gender neutral language for marriage laws

Malta develops gender neutral language for marriage laws

Malta might be the next country to bring in marriage equality after the country’s government brought forward legislation to removed gender language from their marriage laws. The draft law would abolish gendered terms such as “husband”, “wife”, “mother” and “father” from the country’s Marriage Act and other laws and replace them with gender-neutral terminology. THe […]

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Why do we make such a big deal out of a baby’s gender?

Why do we make such a big deal out of a baby’s gender?

A story about an eight month old baby in Canada has caught the world’s attention today. The infant has been issued a health card without its gender being documented, potentially a world first. Kori Doty, a transgender person who identifies a neither male or female, wants their child to be able to identify their own […]

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Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Last Saturday, Perth’s Murray Street Mall was filled with supporters of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – calling for its continuation across the nation. Though WA’s new Labor government have vowed to retain and fund the program once federal funding ends, the Save Safe Schools WA and supporters are urging the federal government and other […]

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It’s Not Just Me: Local trans men feature in new documentary

It’s Not Just Me: Local trans men feature in new documentary

A documentary exploring the lives of four Perth based trans men will be making its debut at this year’s Revelation Film Festival. Director Jonathan Messer, who is currently completing his PhD at WAAPA, followed the lives of four very different young men who were willing to share their lives and stories with the world for […]

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