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Zempilas shows need for McGowan govt to update trans legislation

Zempilas shows need for McGowan govt to update trans legislation

National lobby group just.equal, say the “offensive and ill-informed” comments about trans people by Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas are another example of why state governments need to update gender recognition and anti-discrimination laws. Spokesperson for just.equal, Dr Charlie Burton, said WA had fallen behind other states in legally recognising the existence of transgender, gender-diverse […]

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TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA have announced a new program to support trans, gender diverse and non-binary people ahead of GiveOUT Day this Friday. The Pay It Forward Binder Program aims to support those who need essential binders, but may not be able to afford them or look to unsafe practices. “Many trans masculine, gender diverse and […]

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“You are loved”: Authors’ message to trans and non-binary people

“You are loved”: Authors’ message to trans and non-binary people

Thousands of authors, editors, publishers and journalists have signed an open letter of support for transgender and non-binary people. The move comes after many celebrities voiced their support for Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s stance against transgender youth. The original letter supporting Rowling was signed by prominent writers and performers including John Cleese, Ian McEwan, […]

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Sara Ramirez comes out as non-binary

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Sara Ramirez comes out as non-binary

Mexican-American actor Sara Ramirez has revealed they identify as non-binary, sharing the news on social media this week. The Grey’s Anatomy star shared their identity with the world along with a new profile pic on Instagram. “In me is the capacity to be, girlish boy, boyish girl, boyish boy, girlish girl, all, neither, #nonbinary,” Ramirez posted, […]

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Poet Kae Tempest reveals they are non-binary, announces new name

Poet Kae Tempest reveals they are non-binary, announces new name

Musician and poet Kate Tempest has shared that they are non-binary and will now be named Kae. The acclaimed performer shared the information on their Instagram page saying they would use the pronouns they and them. I’ve been struggling to accept myself as I am for a long time. I have tried to be what […]

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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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Arca announces new album featuring Björk, SOPHIE, Shygirl and Rosalía

Arca announces new album featuring Björk, SOPHIE, Shygirl and Rosalía

Arca has officially announced the details of her new album KiCk i, which is set for release on June 26th. Produced and recorded by Arca, KiCk i defines a new era of multiplex harmony for the Venezuelan artist, singer, DJ, performer and experimental music composer. With appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl and SOPHIE, this is […]

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ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ investigates growing up non-binary

ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ investigates growing up non-binary

The ABC’s flagship current affairs program Four Corners will look into what its like to grow up being non-binary, meeting Australian youth who do not identify as either male or female. Not everyone grows up feeling certain. On Monday, Four Corners meets young Australians who do not identify as either male or female to gain […]

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Bibliophile | Queer teens tell the story in Aussie fantasy ‘Euphoria Kids’

Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans Echo Publishing This is fantasy story of three gender queer teenagers who are drawn together at school. Melbourne writer Alison Evans says that she can’t get their 15 year-old self out of their head – “The one who was scared because they thought they were alone”. And they don’t want […]

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Merriam Webster dictionary declares ‘they’ is their word of the year

Merriam Webster dictionary declares ‘they’ is their word of the year

The Merriam Webster dictionary has declared ‘they’, as used a pronoun for non-binary people, is their word of the year for 2019. The English-American dictionary added the additional definition of the word earlier this year, and have shared that searches for the definition have increased by 313% this year. Singer Sam Smith declared he identified […]

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