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What’s next? The long road ahead for trans rights in WA

What’s next? The long road ahead for trans rights in WA

The LGBTQIA+ community is asking: what’s coming now that we’ve won marriage equality? Among other things, expect proper trans rights and protections to be put in place. Finally. Despite how desperately Turnbull wanted to claim marriage equality as his (and the Liberals’) win, it was ours. The LGBTQIA+ community braved the queerphobic storm and made it […]

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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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Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility this weekend

Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility this weekend

TransFolk of WA are putting on a fun filled event with lots of entertainment to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility on Saturday March 31st. Get your dancing shoes on for local band Rokchix who will be playing homage to the original Rock Chicks with their saucy, glam style of Rock and Roll. Australian Slam […]

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Trans man is the face of UK campaign aimed at challenging period stigma

Trans man is the face of UK campaign aimed at challenging period stigma

A trans man will feature as a spokesperson for a new campaign in the UK designed to challenge stigma surrounding people who have periods. Kenny Jones is on of the faces of the I’M ON campaign, a collaboration between subscription service Pink Parcel and Bloody Good Period, an organisation that provides sanitary products to those […]

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Peppermint responds to RuPaul’s anti-trans comments

Peppermint responds to RuPaul’s anti-trans comments

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 contestant Peppermint has responded to recent controversial comments by RuPaul on trans people with a short essay for Billboard. The Drag Race host has been widely criticised for making exclusionary comments in an interview with the Guardian, saying he would “probably not” allow a trans woman who had transitioned on the […]

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Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Hannah Mouncey will play state women’s AFLW this year

Footballer Hannah Mouncey has been given the green light to play in the AFL’s women’s league at state and territory level after being blocked by a subcommittee late last year. Mouncey has released a lengthy statement welcoming the AFL’s decision, but made a point of not thanking the organisation for doing something “open to every […]

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Transgender women arrested in Aceh, police shave their heads

Transgender women arrested in Aceh, police shave their heads

Indonesian media has reported that twelve transgender women have been arrested in Northern Aceh. Early on Sunday morning Sharia Police reportedly arrested the transgender women, who are known locally as waria – a portmanteau of the Indonesian words for man and woman. The women were detained as part of a police operation labeled operasi penyakit masyarakat, […]

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