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Nick Goiran calls for “psychological intervention” for gender dysphoria

Nick Goiran calls for “psychological intervention” for gender dysphoria

Liberal MP Nick Goiran has shared his thoughts on how transgender people should tackle gender dysphoria. Goiran used a parliamentary debate to say he’d like to see transgender people being treated via “psychological intervention” rather than opting for physical changes to their bodies. The MP also highlighted the case of a murder is New South […]

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Bi+, Non-Binary & Belonging: Intersectionality in the LGBTI+ community

Bi+, Non-Binary & Belonging: Intersectionality in the LGBTI+ community

There is more crossover between the bisexual+ and the gender non-binary communities than you might expect. It also makes a certain sense: if gender is not important to your attractions, it’s less likely to be important to your identity. According to genderspectrum, non-binary is “An umbrella term for gender identities that are not exclusively either […]

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Morrison says voters don’t care about gender identity

Morrison says voters don’t care about gender identity

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he’ll win next year’s federal election because he’s more in touch with what the Australian people care about. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister said Australians were not concerned about gender identity. The PM said the seats in Western Sydney were traditional Labor voting areas that […]

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Queer actor Ezra Miller talks gender in new interview

Queer actor Ezra Miller talks gender in new interview

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald star Ezra Miller has spoken on their gender in a new feature interview with GQ at his Vermont farm. The 26-year-old came out as queer back in 2012, and has now shared that the don’t see their gender as male or female. “I was pleasantly surprised and overjoyed by how much room […]

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Western Australian parliament debates changes to gender laws

Western Australian parliament debates changes to gender laws

The Western Australian parliament has begun debating changes to Gender Reassignment Act. The state remains one of the last jurisdictions that still maintains laws that require people who wish to change their gender to be unmarried. The law was previously designed to stop creation of same-sex marriages via the process of gender reassignment. As commonwealth […]

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Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Call for submissions in review of WA’s legal gender recognition process

Local LGBTI+ advocates are calling for submissions to support changes to existing Western Australian processes that allow legal recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status. The call comes following a discussion paper from WA Law Reform Commission investigating current state laws and processes regarding recognition of one’s sex, gender or intersex status, as well […]

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International shortage of popular hormone treatment Primoteston

International shortage of popular hormone treatment Primoteston

The Therapeutic Goods Association have warned that a shortage of popular hormone therapy Primoteston is anticipated to affect users over the coming months. The injectable testosterone is the most common of medical transition used by many transgender and non-binary people assigned female at birth. The Therapeutic Goods Association and LGBTI health organisation ACON are advising […]

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Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

Study shows sexuality and gender identity can begin at a young age

A US study has shown that, for a small percentage of people, awareness of sexuality and gender occurs at a young age. Researchers at San Diego State University have found that some children are self identifying at nine and ten years old. While the majority of research to date has shown that people usually self-identify […]

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Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

The WA Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper exploring an extensive review of the state’s legislation regarding recognition of a person’s sex, gender and intersex status. The review follows a successful motion at last year’s state Labor conference to axe the Gender Reassignment Board. At present, Western Australians must apply to the Gender […]

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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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