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Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmania’s Labor Party have voted in support of Medicare-funded gender confirmation surgery at their state conference this week, Examiner reports. Speaking at the conference, Dana Endelmanis spoke of her lived experience as a transgender woman growing up in north western Tasmania. “Trans, intersex and non-binary Australians continue to be denied fundamental healthcare rights and continue to […]

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MJ Rodriguez on the power of 80s ballroom drama Pose

A ground-breaking new series from serial creator Ryan Murphy is heading to Australian screens and it’s about to own everything, darling. Pose takes audiences back to the glamorous ballroom scene of 1980s New York, where queer people of colour were taking to the streets and clubs with voguing battles and opulent runway showdowns. The show […]

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Trans artist Raye Rodriguez to make original anime for Crunchyroll

Trans artist Raye Rodriguez to make original anime for Crunchyroll

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll are taking their first foray into making original works, with a transgender artist at the helm of their first project. Transgender man Raye Rodriguez is billed as the creator of High Guardian Spice, and will have all the hallmarks of a great anime series – high drama, colourful characters and magic! […]

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‘Champions’ star Josie Totah comes out as transgender woman

‘Champions’ star Josie Totah comes out as transgender woman

Young actress Josie Totah has come out as a transgender woman in an op-ed for TIME magazine. The 17-year-old former Disney Channel star, also known for her roles in Glee and the Mindy Kaling comedy Champions, shared their story and inspiration for coming out. Growing up in Northern California, Totah says she had become used to people just assuming she […]

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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

The University of Western Australia has responded to community concerns about the Australian Family Association hosting a talk from a US doctor who heads a well known anti-LGBTI group. The Australian Family Association is currently hosting a tour of Dr Quentin Van Meter and he is scheduled to give a talk at the University of […]

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‘Scream’ & ‘Arrow’ star Bex Taylor-Klaus comes out as non-binary

‘Scream’ & ‘Arrow’ star Bex Taylor-Klaus comes out as non-binary

Arrow star Bex Taylor-Klaus has revealed that they are non-binary in a very casual post to social media. The 23-year-old made the announcement on Twitter, writing “I came out as trans non-binary in a room full of people today. Guess it’s time for me to do that on here, too…” “Hi. I’m Bex, and the rumours […]

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Ryan Murphy’s ballroom drama Pose brings it to Foxtel this September

Ryan Murphy’s ballroom drama Pose brings it to Foxtel this September

Everyone has been buzzing about the latest show from serial television creator Ryan Murphy, and it’s finally coming to Australian screens this September. Pose is a ground-breaking series that explores New York’s ballroom scene in the 1980s, putting transgender and queer people of colour’s stories into the spotlight. The show made history before it even […]

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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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