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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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Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Actor Justice Smith has shared that he is queer and in a relationship with fellow actor Nicholas Ashe, while highlighting the need for queer and transgender voices to be included in the Black lives Matter movement. Smith, who has starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu and All The Bright Places, shared the news about […]

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Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

The parliament of Hungary has voted to put an end to gender amendments on legal documents, in new legislation deemed “evil” by LGBTIQ+ advocates. Voting on Tuesday, the bill passed 113 votes to 57 as part of a slew of supposedly COVID-19 related laws, which amends the legal definition of gender to “biological sex based […]

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Victorians celebrate as birth certificate amendments come into effect

Victorians celebrate as birth certificate amendments come into effect

Victoria’s transgender and gender diverse communities have welcomed amendments to the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act which come into effect on Friday 1st May 2020. The reforms, which passed Victorian Parliament in August last year, make it possible for transgender and gender diverse people to change the legal gender on their birth certificates. The […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out holding a national inquiry into transgender health treatment. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Hunt dismissed the campaign for a national inquiry, saying that he agreed with the recently released response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians who said that an inquiry could be harmful to vulnerable […]

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Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Health practitioners working in the field of transgender health have welcomed the response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) that says there is no call for an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people. Last year Health Minister Greg Hunt was lobbied by a collection of anti-transgender groups who claimed that the practices […]

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Tasmanian residents report questionable phone poll

Tasmanian residents report questionable phone poll

A telephone survey about gender in schools has been condemned by LGBTI rights advocates as biased push-polling that politicises the lives of young Australians. Hobart residents have recorded robotic polling messages that ask whether parents should have the right to withdraw their children from classes about gender and whether the issue will influence how survey […]

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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a late entry into the race to become the Democratic nominee for President of the USA, and his campaign is fighting to gain the support of LGBTI voters after comments where Bloomberg spoke disparagingly about transgender surfaced. The video shows Bloomberg speaking at a 2019 event where he refers […]

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