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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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TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich talks Trans Day of Visibility

TransFolk of WA Chair Hunter Gurevich talks Trans Day of Visibility

March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility, and here in the west TransFolk of WA are at the forefront of ensuring our trans and gender diverse communities are receiving the support they need and having their voices heard. Since 2012, TransFolk of WA has been providing peer-led support for trans and gender diverse folks and […]

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ECU to host Trans Day of Visibility webinar and panel discussion

ECU to host Trans Day of Visibility webinar and panel discussion

Edith Cowan University will be hosting a webinar and panel discussion to mark Trans Day of Visibility next week, as well as the launch of the university’s Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Support Guidelines. The panel will explore the significance of Trans Day of Visibility in 2021 and the lived experiences of trans, gender diverse […]

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Hanson says motion against gender neutral language went through because Liberal backbenchers wanted it

Hanson says motion against gender neutral language went through because Liberal backbenchers wanted it

Senator Pauline Hanson has revealed that this week’s senate motion against gender neutral language was doomed for failure until Liberal backbenchers voiced their support. One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion that said inclusion can not be achieved through “distortion of biological and relational descriptors.” and called on the Morrison government to reject a […]

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TransFolk of WA hosting community consultation on City of Perth

TransFolk of WA hosting community consultation on City of Perth

TransFolk of WA are holding a community consultation, seeking input on their ongoing conversations with the City of Perth and the Lord Mayor. “It has been a challenging few weeks in the wake of Mr. Zempilas’ comments on 6PR radio,” TransFolk of WA said of the initiative. “TransFolk of WA has been in conversation with […]

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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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