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November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week

November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week

November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness of trans and gender diverse identities, issues faced by trans folks, and celebrate trans individuals, groups and their achievements. The week marks an opportunity for people, businesses and organisations to educate themselves on trans and gender diverse identities, how to promote meaningful […]

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Transgender women can still enter ‘NSW Women of the Year’ Awards

Transgender women can still enter ‘NSW Women of the Year’ Awards

For years anti-transgender activists have been campaigning to have transgender women excluded from the NSW Women of the Year Awards, and today they claimed the 2023 awards had revised the entry criteria limiting entries to only “women or girls”. However, a spokesperson for the NSW Government has told OUTinPerth that there is no truth in […]

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July 14: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th marks International Non-Binary People’s Day around the world, celebrating folks who identify outside of the gender binary, and raise awareness of issues and challenges faced by the community. Non-binary identities may express themselves with a combination of genders, or no gender at all. Many non-binary folks feel comfortable under the umbrella of trans […]

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Adjudication finds trans-focused article breached press standards

Adjudication finds trans-focused article breached press standards

The Australian Press Council (APC) have released the results of an adjudication regarding a complaint over an article focused on transgender participation in sport. The article entitled Transgender Sport Safety and Fairness Concerns Raised by Female Volleyball was published in The Daily Telegraph on 27th September 2021 was the source of a complaint to the APC, who […]

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Georgie Stone shares her journey in an intimate and moving documentary

Georgie Stone has been one of the most prominent Australians who are transgender and she’s sharing her journey in a new documentary set to screen at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Stone was the youngest person to receive hormone blockers, her case a precedent that eventually changed the way that the court’s handle gender […]

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Equality Australia warn sporting bodies against blanket transgender bans

Equality Australia warn sporting bodies against blanket transgender bans

Human rights advocates have warned International Rugby League and other sport governing bodies considering blanket bans on trans women following recent changes from swimming’s peak body FINA. The warning comes as the International Rugby League have shown signs of following FINA’s lead, enforcing a temporary ban on trans women as they review their inclusion policy. […]

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FINA votes to restrict trans women from participating in elite swimming

FINA votes to restrict trans women from participating in elite swimming

Swimming’s governing body FINA has voted to restrict transgender women from participating in the sport at the elite level. The organisation says it will create a working group to establish an ‘open’ event for some categories as part of its new policy. The new policy was voted in during an extraordinary general meeting of the […]

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Cycling’s governing body adjusts rules for transgender athletes

Cycling’s governing body adjusts rules for transgender athletes

Cycling’s governing body has announced new rules for transgender athletes. Under the new rules transgender women will have to show they can maintain a lower level of testosterone than the previous rules required, and wait for two years, double the previous time period, before competing. The rules used in the sport of cycling were put […]

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ANZ is the latest employer to introduce paid Gender Affirmation Leave

ANZ is the latest employer to introduce paid Gender Affirmation Leave

ANZ have announced its Australian and New Zealand based employees who are affirming their gender will be able to access six weeks of paid leave, and up to 12 months’ unpaid leave. The newly created Gender Affirmation Leave will support staff as they undergo any aspect of gender affirmation including social, medical, and legal gender […]

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No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

Western Australia’s Attorney General John Quigley has confirmed the McGowan Government has not ‘fully considered’ a report on trans and intersex rights which was tabled in 2018. Project 108: Final Report: Review of Western Australian legislation in relation to the registration or change of a person sex and/or gender status relating to sex characteristics was the […]

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