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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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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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Meet Anjimile, a queer artist from Boston who makes beautiful tunes

Meet Anjimile, a queer artist from Boston who makes beautiful tunes

Boston local and queer artist Anjimile recently released a new track Golden Hands. Anjimile chatted to OUTinPerth about music, upcoming projects, life in Boston as an artist, activist and non-binary trans* person of colour. How would you identify to encompass all of you to people who may not have necessarily heard of Anjimile before? My […]

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New support initiatives for transgender people launched

New support initiatives for transgender people launched

Transfolk of WA have launched two new initiatives to support transgender people in Perth. Firstly Social Space, is a new casual hangout for transgender people. The monthly event will be held in Leederville and the first event will be on Sunday 20th May. The event is open to transgender and gender diverse people and is […]

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New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

A new dating app aimed at the trans and gender diverse community has been widely criticised just a few weeks after release. Transdr, billed as The Premier Transgender Dating App, was launched by Sean Kennedy who was concerned trans people were treated unfairly on other dating apps. “There should be an app knowing about them […]

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