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Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Tasmanian LGBTQIA+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed about an attempt by supporters of the LGB Alliance to discriminate against trans and gender diverse Tasmanians. The newly-formed LGB Alliance has applied to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to hold an event that excludes trans and gender diverse people. As reported in The Australian, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner […]

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Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Thursday event. This presentation was rescheduled due to the recent Covid-19 lockdown. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, […]

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AusPath renews its support for affirming transgender healthcare

AusPath renews its support for affirming transgender healthcare

AusPath, The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health, has restated its support for the affirmation model of care for transgender and non-binary people. The medical group is Australia’s peak body for professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. In a newly released statement the organisation has sought to […]

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Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s ‘Disrupted’ session

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s ‘Disrupted’ session

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Tuesday event. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, and the people that support them, navigate the health and […]

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Young Labor calls on government to take action on transgender rights

Young Labor calls on government to take action on transgender rights

There are calls from within the Labor party urging the McGowan Government to take action on transgender law reforms. At this week’s meeting of the party’s State Executive a motion was put forward by Young Labor calling on the government to take action on improving the lives of young people who are transgender. “Young Labor […]

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Laganja Estranja comes out as transgender woman in new interview

Laganja Estranja comes out as transgender woman in new interview

RuPaul’s Drag Race favourite Laganja Estranja has shared with the world that she is a transgender woman. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the 32-year-old drag star, dancer and music-maker said she was ready to share her story with the masses. “There are so many other women around me who’ve inspired me to come forward today, and it’s […]

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Andrew Bragg says it’s not for politicians to vote on trans medicine

Andrew Bragg says it’s not for politicians to vote on trans medicine

New South Wales Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has shared why he sided with The Greens and Labor to vote against One Nation’s motion calling for medical treatments for transgender youth to be restricted. “We want to give people the maximum number of choices when they’re dealing with complicated issues as many trans people are. I […]

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One Nation and Coalition MPs call to ban medical treatment for trans kids

One Nation and Coalition MPs call to ban medical treatment for trans kids

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and coalition MPs have teamed up to vote in favour of a motion calling for children who are experiencing gender incongruence to be denied medical treatment. The motion failed after several Liberal MPs crossed the floor of the senate and voted with Labor, the Greens, and independent MP Jackie Lambie to […]

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‘Australian Story’ spotlights paediatrician & gender expert Dr Michelle Telfer

‘Australian Story’ spotlights paediatrician & gender expert Dr Michelle Telfer

An upcoming episode of Australian Story takes a closer look at the life and work of Associate Professor Dr Michelle Telfer. A world leader in treating gender dysphoria in trans and gender diverse young people, Dr Telfer has been a pioneer in lifesaving treatments for young Australians. Dr Telfer’s work has also drawn heavy criticism from […]

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TransFolk of WA warn against sensationalised stories on mental health

TransFolk of WA warn against sensationalised stories on mental health

Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide. Advocacy and support organisation TransFolk of WA have released a statement regarding an article on a young trans person published in WA media last week. On Tuesday 20th April, The West Australian had reported on the case of the two parents in dispute over the arrangements for the funeral of […]

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