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JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

JK Rowling doubles down on transphobia with new novel

After months of public criticism for sharing her transphobic opinions, author JK Rowling has reinforced her stance with the announcement of her latest novel. The Harry Potter author ignited controversy earlier this year with a barrage of public anti-trans statements, including an essay titled TERF Wars, outlining her trans-exclusive ideas of feminism and arguing against treatment for […]

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 3 welcomes trans & non-binary characters

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 3 welcomes trans & non-binary characters

For the first time in the series’ almost 50-year run, Star Trek will introduce transgender and non-binary characters in major roles with its next season. Star Trek: Discovery brought the long-running sci-fi series’ first canonical LGBTIQ+ characters to the small screen with Paul Stamets and Hugh Culber, and the show’s third season will introduce two new characters […]

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Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

Pauline Hanson says educators promoting “gender confusion”

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has spoken at the second reading on her Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020 in Federal Parliament on Monday. The Bill, first introduced by Senator Hanson in February, proposes that schools receiving Commonwealth funding should be forced to teach a “balanced” curriculum, and make school […]

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NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

New South Wales peak transgender support organisation The Gender Centre has teamed up with just.equal on a new initiative, urging political leaders not to support anti-transgender legislation introduced by Mark Latham. The Education Amendment Bill, put forward by NSW One Nation leader Latham, would prohibit any recognition of trans and gender diverse kids in schools, […]

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Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

A petition to prevent the passing of the One Nation-led Education Legislation Amendment Bill in New South Wales is circulating the internet, gathering national support. The petition has garnered almost 60,000 signatures over the last two weeks, demanding the Bill not pass New South Wales state parliament. “It is wrong, unfair and it is discrimination,” […]

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Cub Sport to play new album online and fundraise for Black Rainbow

Cub Sport to play new album online and fundraise for Black Rainbow

Brisbane’s Cub Sport will be performing their new album Like Nirvana in full, premiering the live performance on YouTube on Sunday, 23 August at 6pm AWST, and while their doing it they’ll raise money for LGBTI organisation Black Rainbow. The band will utilise YouTube’s latest monetisation feature Super Chat, to donate to Black Rainbow the non-profit […]

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Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced the development of a new resource that seeks to identify barriers for trans and gender diverse Western Australians accessing sexual health services. SHQ and WAAC have released a short survey to gauge which methods of community engagement are preferable for members of the […]

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Halle Berry steps away from trans film role after public criticism

Halle Berry steps away from trans film role after public criticism

Actor Halle Berry has offered an apology to the trans and gender diverse communities after announcing she was considering taking on a transgender role in an upcoming film. Taking to Instagram Live on Friday, Berry discussed the potential role in the unnamed film with her fans. “I’m thinking of [playing] a character where the woman […]

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Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

A groundbreaking new report exploring the lived experiences of transgender women of colour living in Australia, reveals a greater risk of sexual assault both outside and at home. The research, published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, and led by Western Sydney University’s Professor Jane Ussher, highlights the vulnerability of people living on […]

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Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Advocates have highlighted gaps in Australia’s workplace protections in light of this week’s Supreme Court ruling that protects LGBTIQ+ workers. The ruling, won 6 votes to 3, found that discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity is covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Veteran transgender advocate, Sally Goldner AM, says Australia needs […]

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