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Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph has been hit by a wave of criticism and complaints after they published a transphobic slur in a headline. The newspaper was sharing the news that actor Scarlett Johansson had decided to withdraw from the film Rub & Tug, following negative publicity around her decision to accept a part where she would portray a […]

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Japan will begin funding gender surgery for some transgender people

Japan will begin funding gender surgery for some transgender people

Japan will begin funding surgery for some transgender people under new guidelines that have been announced. Transgender people in Japan will soon be able to apply for gender affirming surgery under the country’s social security scheme. People will now be able to get their health cards change to match their preferred name, and in some […]

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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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Meet Anjimile, a queer artist from Boston who makes beautiful tunes

Meet Anjimile, a queer artist from Boston who makes beautiful tunes

Boston local and queer artist Anjimile recently released a new track Golden Hands. Anjimile chatted to OUTinPerth about music, upcoming projects, life in Boston as an artist, activist and non-binary trans* person of colour. How would you identify to encompass all of you to people who may not have necessarily heard of Anjimile before? My […]

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New support initiatives for transgender people launched

New support initiatives for transgender people launched

Transfolk of WA have launched two new initiatives to support transgender people in Perth. Firstly Social Space, is a new casual hangout for transgender people. The monthly event will be held in Leederville and the first event will be on Sunday 20th May. The event is open to transgender and gender diverse people and is […]

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New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

A new dating app aimed at the trans and gender diverse community has been widely criticised just a few weeks after release. Transdr, billed as The Premier Transgender Dating App, was launched by Sean Kennedy who was concerned trans people were treated unfairly on other dating apps. “There should be an app knowing about them […]

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Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media giant backs down on plans to censor gay content

Chinese social media site Sina Wiebo has scaled back its plan to censor gay images and cartoons following a backlash from millions of users. On Friday the twitter-like Chinese social media site announced it would be deleting content and accounts that featured gay content. The site said that it would be deleting posts which contained […]

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Trans Health Australia launches as peer-led advocacy group

A new organisation dedicated to advocating for the rights of trans and gender diverse Australians has launched its national platform. Trans Health Australia has grown from a Facebook-based news and information page to an Australia-wide campaign and support group for trans communities across the country. Founder Melody Moore says the organisation has already begun campaigning […]

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Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victoria’s state government are set to update their laws to stop forcing trans and gender diverse people having to divorce in order to legally affirm their gender. After the passage of marriage equality under the federal government last year, state governments were given a 12-month window to bring their legislation in line with the new […]

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Local trans documentary It’s Not Just Me airing on SBS Viceland

Local trans documentary It’s Not Just Me airing on SBS Viceland

Four Perth-based trans men feature in a local documentary set to appear on free-to-air television tonight. It’s Not Just Me gives audiences a window into the lives of Simon, David, Logan and Max as they share their personal experiences under the guidance of director Jonathan Messer. The film was shown in Perth at last year’s […]

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