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Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

Committee hearing for Mark Latham’s anti-trans bill interrupted by protestors

The committee hearing on Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has begun today, seeing fierce opposition from trans and gender diverse activists, protestors and allies. This morning’s hearing in New South Wales was stalled by protestors from the get-go, with protestors chanting “When trans rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!”. […]

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110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has been delivered to a coalition of Labor and Greens MPs in New South Wales Parliament. The petition targets One Nation’s Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which aims to prohibit schools from teaching that trans and gender diverse people exist, […]

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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich talks Trans Day of Visibility

TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich talks Trans Day of Visibility

March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility, and here in the west TransFolk of WA are at the forefront of ensuring our trans and gender diverse communities are receiving the support they need and having their voices heard. Since 2012, TransFolk of WA has been providing peer-led support for trans and gender diverse folks and […]

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Transcend Australia Chair Dr Rachel Richardson on Trans Day of Visibility

Transcend Australia Chair Dr Rachel Richardson on Trans Day of Visibility

Chair of trans and gender diverse advocacy group Transcend Australia, Dr Rachel Richardson, has shared her thoughts on Trans Day of Visibility. We’ve published her statement in full below. Transgender Day of Visibility is on 31 March. It is a day that is set aside to raise the profile of Transgender people in our community […]

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Take time today to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Take time today to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility an annual international celebration of trans pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements. On 31 March celebrate with trans and gender diverse people all around Australia by sharing stories, starting conversations, and attending events. The theme of this year’s celebration is #beseen and transgender and gender […]

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Transgender flag to fly over Hobart’s Town Hall for the first time

Transgender flag to fly over Hobart’s Town Hall for the first time

In a Tasmanian first, the transgender flag will be officially raised over Hobart Town Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on 31st of March. The flag raising event will take place at midday tomorrow, Monday March 29th. The flag will fly all week. Speakers at the flag raising will be Hobart City Councillor, Jax […]

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Have you ever watched the TV series ‘My So-Called Life’?

Have you ever watched the TV series ‘My So-Called Life’?

Have you ever watched the 90s TV series My So-Called Life? The show’s just been added to Disney’s new add-on subscription service Disney Star, giving a whole new generation of people a chance to see the groundbreaking series. The show only ran for one season from 1994 to 1995, but it was critically acclaimed and developed a […]

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Review | ‘Whale Fall’ explores understanding our place in a changing world

Review | ‘Whale Fall’ explores understanding our place in a changing world

Whale Fall | PICA | til Feb 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Whale Fall is a play looking at transitions, specifically at the transition of a young child into their gender-affirming being and body. Whale Fall, written by Ian Sinclair and directed by Melissa Cantwell for The Kabuki Drop: explores, family, disruption, connection to the land […]

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Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

The directors of multiple medical organisations that specialise in the treatment of gender dysphoria have released a joint statement calling for the Bell vs Tavistock High Court decision in the United Kingdom to be appealed. The Boards of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the European Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), […]

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