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Petition calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare gets massive support

A petition on the Australian parliament website, calling for gender affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare, has received a massive amount of support. The petition, which is open to signatures until 27 October, has received over 130,000 signatures since it was posted. It calls on Australia’s parliamentarians to take action. “Transgender people and other […]

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Globe Victoria withdraw prison’s award nomination

Globe Victoria withdraw prison’s award nomination

Globe Victoria has withdrawn a nomination for a prison from its annual community awards following a community backlash. First held in 2014, the GLOBE Community Awards aim to recognise the inspiring people and organisations that work to benefit LGBTIQ+ people, but the inclusion of the Ravenhall Correctional Centre in the category of transgender inclusion category sparked […]

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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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Major parties urged to protect trans, gender diverse and intersex workers

Major parties urged to protect trans, gender diverse and intersex workers

LGBTIQA+ rights group Just.Equal Australia is urging Government, Opposition and cross bench Senators to support amendments this week that will finally ensure trans, gender diverse and intersex workers enjoy the same rights as other employees. The Greens senator Janet Rice (pictured) will move amendments to the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment […]

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The Greens show their support for transgender and intersex protections

The Greens show their support for transgender and intersex protections

Equality advocates have welcomed Greens support for amending existing workplace discrimination laws to provide equal protection for trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians, but are unhappy neither major party has endorsed the reform. This week, the Senate inquiry into the Government’s [email protected] package handed down its report. LGBTIQA+ rights group just.equal say it’s disapointing that […]

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her retirement

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her retirement

Laurel Hubbard announced her retirement from weightlifting following her disappointing loss at the Tokyo Olympics. The New Zealander made history as one of the first transgender competitors in the Olympics, but she struggled to make the grade and was knocked out early in the competition. “Age has caught up with me. In fact if we’re […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis shares her support for trans daughter Ruby

Jamie Lee Curtis shares her support for trans daughter Ruby

Film star Jamie Lee Curtis has shared her joy in seeing her daughter Ruby, who is transgender, fall in love and get engaged. In a cover interview for the magazine AARP Curtis opened up about her 25 year old daughter transitioning gender saying for her and husband Christopher Guest had watched on in “wonder and pride”. […]

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Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Tasmanian LGBTQIA+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed about an attempt by supporters of the LGB Alliance to discriminate against trans and gender diverse Tasmanians. The newly-formed LGB Alliance has applied to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to hold an event that excludes trans and gender diverse people. As reported in The Australian, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner […]

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Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Thursday event. This presentation was rescheduled due to the recent Covid-19 lockdown. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, […]

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AusPath renews its support for affirming transgender healthcare

AusPath renews its support for affirming transgender healthcare

AusPath, The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health, has restated its support for the affirmation model of care for transgender and non-binary people. The medical group is Australia’s peak body for professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. In a newly released statement the organisation has sought to […]

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