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Health body says ‘The Australian’ reporting on trans treatment is biased

Health body says ‘The Australian’ reporting on trans treatment is biased

The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) has raised concern over recent reporting on transgender health by News Corp. The leading health organisation for the treatment of people who are transgender labeled stories in The Australian newspaper as being biased, emotive and not based on fact. “Our organisation is concerned that the recent reporting in The […]

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Dr Suzanne Packer apologises for upset caused by trans debate

Dr Suzanne Packer apologises for upset caused by trans debate

Dr Suzanne Packer, Australian Senior of the Year, has offered an apology for the distress a submission regarding transgender children, that carried her endorsement, has caused for young people experiencing gender dysphoria and their families. Her apology follows a wave of negative reports published by The Australian newspaper and broadcast on Sky News. The reports were […]

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ movie will have transgender storyline

‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ movie will have transgender storyline

Much loved 90’s cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life is returning for a new Netflix film and the creator has just revealed it will have a prominent transgender storyline. When we last left Rocko and his gang they were lying through deep space in their house, now they’re coming back into orbit and making a return to the earth. […]

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Cricket Australia launches transgender inclusive policy

Cricket Australia launches transgender inclusive policy

Cricket Australia has launched a new policy to ensure that transgender people are included in the sport and do not face discrimination. Commencing consultation with key stakeholders in October 2018, Cricket Australia developed an Elite Cricket Policy and Guidelines for Community Cricket to support players electing to participate in cricket in line with their gender […]

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Israel Folau speaks out against LGBTI+ people in Sunday sermon

Israel Folau speaks out against LGBTI+ people in Sunday sermon

Former rugby union star Israel Folau has reportedly again spoken out against the LGBTI+ community while delivering a sermon at a Sydney church. Speaking at The Truth of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst, Folau calls homosexuality a sin, and says the devil is the cause of transgender and gender diverse children in schools. “This is […]

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Press Council finds Miranda Devine column was not factual

Press Council finds Miranda Devine column was not factual

The Australian Press Council has ruled that a column from News Corp writer Miranda Devine, and a subsequent podcast featuring US religious commentator Ryan T Anderson were misleading. In 2017 Devine published a column What Madness Can Justify Mutilating Our Children which argued against recognising and treating children and teenagers who are transgender. This was followed up […]

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Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Transgender youth activist Georgie Stone is taking on an acting role and joining the cast of Neighbours.  Stone will play the first transgender character on the long running soap opera. In the past both Neighbours and Home and Away have been criticised for their severe lack of LGBTIQ+ representation. The 18 year old pitched the idea of […]

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Mark Latham says allowing trans kids to self identify is an “evil program”

Mark Latham says allowing trans kids to self identify is an “evil program”

Mark Latham, One Nation’s leader in New South Wales, says approaches to gender which allow children to self-identify as a different gender is part of an “evil” program. “This self identification system evil political program to make young people confused and rise up, and to use this in this way is shameful and it shouldn’t […]

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Transgender focused TV series ‘Butterfly’ airs on SBS

Transgender focused TV series ‘Butterfly’ airs on SBS

The critically acclaimed TV series Butterfly comes to SBS television this week. The three part series tells the story of eleven-year-old Maxine, who is transgender, and how her parents Vicky and Stephen react when they discover that their son wants to be a girl. The show aired in the UK last year and received a mix […]

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Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Australia’s first sexual health survey focused on the transgender and gender diverse community has been revealed by The Kirby Institute. The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey will be led by transgender and gender diverse professionals and community advocates, to better advise on sexual health policy, relationship support, sex education and more. Participants […]

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