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Honour Transgender Day of Remembrance with tonight’s vigil

Honour Transgender Day of Remembrance with tonight’s vigil

Warning: Some content in this article may be confronting to our trans and gender diverse readers. November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to reflect on trans and gender diverse folks around the world on the path to becoming who they are. Marking the end of Trans Awareness Week, Trans Day of Remembrance […]

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Concerns over ‘five year wait’ for Perth Children’s Hospital’s gender service

Concerns over ‘five year wait’ for Perth Children’s Hospital’s gender service

TransFolk of WA have raised concerns over protracted wait times for children and young people accessing the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) Gender Diversity Service. PCH’s Gender Diversity Service is a specialist outpatient service for the assessment and care of trans and gender diverse children and young people, employing a multidisciplinary group of medical professionals to […]

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Rainbow Talks & PrideFEST Soiree launch Pride season this weekend

Rainbow Talks & PrideFEST Soiree launch Pride season this weekend

UPDATE: PrideFEST Soiree @ UWA has been postponed due to bad weather. Stay tuned for a new date. Pride WA’s 2020 PrideFEST celebrations are kicking off this weekend, with a selection of events at the University of Western Australia. Join WA’s LGBTQIA+ communities for a series of discussions all day long at the UWA Club […]

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TransFolk of WA: “We hear you”

TransFolk of WA: “We hear you”

TransFolk of WA have reached out to local LGBTQIA+ folks, continuing to keep the community updated on their ongoing correspondence with Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas. Earlier this week, TransFolk of WA teamed up with Pride WA to write to the Lord Mayor and urge him to seek education on the lives of trans and gender […]

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TransFolk of WA & Pride WA provide update on Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA & Pride WA provide update on Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA and Pride WA have published a statement on their interactions with Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, following his statements on trans and gender diverse folks. Both organisations sent a joint letter to the Lord Mayor last week, outlining concerns over the Lord Mayor’s comments, with reference to the City of Perth’s Code of […]

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TransFolk of WA & Pride WA send joint letter to Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA & Pride WA send joint letter to Basil Zempilas

TransFolk of WA and Pride WA have co-signed a joint letter to Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, expressing their thoughts on comments made about trans, gender diverse and intersex people earlier this week. The letter, signed by TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich and Pride WA President Curtis Ward outlines concerns over the Lord Mayor’s […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas offers new apology over gender comments

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas offers new apology over gender comments

When OUTinPerth broke the story regarding the comments yesterday, Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said he and co-host Steve Mills had not intended to be offensive. “If anyone was offended that was not our intention, and I would apologise.” Zempilas told OUTinPerth. “I absolutely understand that it’s an individuals right to identify the way that they […]

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Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas: “If you have a penis, you’re a man”

Warning: This article contains statements that some readers may find confronting. Perth’s new Lord Mayor has shared his thoughts on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities, telling listeners of his radio show “If you’ve got a penis, mate, you’re a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you’re a woman.” On the 6PR Breakfast […]

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TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA have announced a new program to support trans, gender diverse and non-binary people ahead of GiveOUT Day this Friday. The Pay It Forward Binder Program aims to support those who need essential binders, but may not be able to afford them or look to unsafe practices. “Many trans masculine, gender diverse and […]

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Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA (IEWA), Western Australia’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program, will no longer be funded after October 31st 2020. In 2018, the program announced a new name following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, state election campaigns and throughout the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. The WA Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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