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TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA have received $300,000 in funding to deliver support services for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Announcing the funding the government highlighted that transgender, non-binary and gender diverse  young people are at greater risk of mental health issues, including self-harm and suicide, than their cis-gendered youth. Youth Minister Dave Kelly made […]

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WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

The Western Australian government has been asked to take legislative action against conversion therapy. The government is currently holding a parliamentary inquiry into the operation of Esther House, a substance abuse facility that has been accused of using suppression and change practices as part of their treatment program. Previous clients of the facility have shared […]

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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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Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with TransFolk of WA’s digital panel

Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with TransFolk of WA’s digital panel

March 31 marks Transgender Day of Visibility, an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our trans and gender diverse family. TransFolk of WA will be honouring the occasion with a brilliant panel of prolific local trans and gender diverse folks, offering a chance to ask questions of lived experience and learn how to better support […]

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TransFolk of WA slam Senator Chandler’s anti-trans sports bill

TransFolk of WA slam Senator Chandler’s anti-trans sports bill

Local support and advocacy organisation TransFolk of WA have responded to revelations Prime Minister Scott Morrison supports a bill that seeks to exclude trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians from sport. Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler’s Sex Discrimination and Other Legislation Amendment (Save Women’s Sport) Bill 2022 would ensure that people assigned male or female at […]

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TransFolk of WA issue statement on Religious Discrimination bill

TransFolk of WA issue statement on Religious Discrimination bill

Trans and gender diverse support & advocacy group TransFolk of WA have released a statement outlining their stance on the Religious Discrimination bill and this week’s debate. This week has seen fierce debate focused on the lives and rights of trans and gender diverse young people in faith-based schools. After passing the bill through the […]

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Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

The WA Mental Health Commission are set to undertake a review of our state’s Mental Health Act, and local LGBTQIA+ organisations are seeking input from our communities. Living Proud WA, in partnership with TransFolk of WA, WAAC, GRAI, Youth Pride Network, Rainbow Futures WA and Pride WA, are hosting consultation sessions in the coming weeks. […]

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Girl Guides WA new CEO says organisation ‘panders to ideology’

Girl Guides WA new CEO says organisation ‘panders to ideology’

The new CEO of Girl Guides WA has described the organisation’s policies in relation to definitions of women as ‘pandering to an ideology’. In a public post on Twitter Karyn Lisignoli reached out to Katherine Deves, the head of Save Women’s Sport Australia asking for advice on changing the Girl Guides constitution so it explicitly […]

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Perth Spectres raise $4,500 for local LGBTQIA+ community groups

Perth Spectres raise $4,500 for local LGBTQIA+ community groups

Perth Spectres Basketball Club have revealed they will be donating thousands to local LGBTQIA+ community groups, following the success of their Basket-BALL event earlier this year. The fabulous event held in May brought together Perth’s LGBTQIA+ community and allies for a night of revelry, raising a total of $4,500, which is set to be split […]

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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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