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Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmania’s Labor Party have voted in support of Medicare-funded gender confirmation surgery at their state conference this week, Examiner reports. Speaking at the conference, Dana Endelmanis spoke of her lived experience as a transgender woman growing up in north western Tasmania. “Trans, intersex and non-binary Australians continue to be denied fundamental healthcare rights and continue to […]

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Bibliophile | Maddie Godfrey’s How To Be Held will hold you close

How To Be Held Maddie Godfrey Burning Eye Books Poetry, at its most potent, lingers. How To Be Held by Perth poet Maddie Godfrey certainly lingers long after the initial reading. The words within brim: with potency; with bravery; with belonging. This is the kind of poetry we need right now: compassionate; inventive; inclusive; full […]

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I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

In the 2015 comedy Me Him Her Gabbi, played by Emily Meade, is called a “fake lesbian” by her evil ex-girlfriend. Gabbi’s perceived crime? Falling for Cory, and being unwilling to take back the ex. In between the fairly standard “boy meets girl and hilarity ensues” formula, the film has some interesting discussions about identity. […]

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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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Girls Rock! Music camps for young female and gender diverse artists

Girls Rock! Music camps for young female and gender diverse artists

After success in cities around the world, West Australian Music (WAM) have revealed an exciting new initiative for young musicians. Girls Rock! is a week-long day camp with a mission to empower young female, transgender and gender diverse people through music and education. The campers will have the opportunity to hone their skills on an […]

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Bangkok to hold trans and non-binary job expo

Bangkok to hold trans and non-binary job expo

Thailand’s capital is set to hold a trans and gender diverse focused job fair on Transgender Day of Visibility this month. Trak Trans Empowerment will host the Trans Friendly Job Fair in Bangkok on March 31st, with a mission to fight discrimination in the workplace for trans and gender diverse people. Community organisations such as […]

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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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National LGBTI Health Alliance seeks new board members

National LGBTI Health Alliance seeks new board members

Would you like to help improve the lives of LGBTI+ people across Australia? The National LGBTI Health Alliance is conducting a formal Board recruitment process and seeking energetic, enthusiastic and committed applicants. The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and […]

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Non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon questions gendered Emmy categories

Non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon questions gendered Emmy categories

Billions star Asia Kate Dillon has raised some concerns with Television Academy over the relevance of gendered categories at the Emmy Awards. The non-binary performer has starred in Orange In The New Black, and is currently starring opposite Paul Giamatti as televisions first non-binary character Taylor Mason on Billions. Now nominated for an Emmy Award for their performance, Variety […]

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National Youth Week: Little Boxes

Society has made two boxes, one for the boys and one for the girls. The boys get cars to play with and shorts to wear, while the girls get dolls to play with and dresses to wear. The sex we are born is the box we have to been in, we weren’t allowed to leave […]

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