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Australian Conservatives candidate uses crude phrase to describe transgender people

Australian Conservatives candidate uses crude phrase to describe transgender people

The Australian Conservatives’ Jonathan Crabtree as voiced his opposition to assisting people who want to undergo gender reassignment surgery using the crudest of terms. In a video the political candidate referred to transgender people as being “sliced and diced”. “It’s going to be our taxpayer funds that are used to slice and dice people who […]

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Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

Mark Latham uses inaugural speech to attack ‘fluid sexuality’

One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has used his inaugural speech in the NSW parliament to attack gender and sexual fluidity, and voice support for embattled rugby player Israel Folau. Latham spoke of his appreciation of western society saying from the enlightenment to the industrial revolution there had been major advancements in health care and education, […]

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Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Amanda Stoker says Labor seek to destroy the family unit

Liberal senator Amanda Stoker says the Labor party’s policies on gender and sexuality are part of a push to destroy the traditional family unit. Senator Stoker was appearing on the Sky News program Credlin which is hosted by Peta Credlin, who served as Chief of Staff to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Labor’s proposal includes reducing […]

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Latest Dictionary update includes transgender phrases

Latest Dictionary update includes transgender phrases

The Merriam Webster Dictionary has announced a stack of new words its formally recognising have entered the English language, among them are several words relating to the transgender community. ‘Top-surgery’ and ‘bottom-surgery’ are now officially in the dictionary, along with “gender nonconforming.” There among 640 words added to the latest edition of the dictionary. Gender […]

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Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

News Corp’s Daily Telegraph has been criticised over a front page story on transgender children that clams doctors are alarmed about the Labor party’s policies that support transgender people. In the article the newspaper claims doctors are concerned about the party’s policies including their plans to remove barriers to people wanting gain access to gender […]

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Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

If you’re a young LGBTQIA+ person in Western Australia, and want to advocate for greater support and celebration of the community, then consider applying for Youth Pride Network. The peer-led LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy body is currently seeking several motivated young people, who will join the organisation as voluntary committee members. A role at Youth Pride […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Attorney General Christian Porter has formally  announced the issue of how to balance religious freedom and protections from discrimination for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers has been referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission for review. The government had previously indicated this would be there plan of action when Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to reach […]

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Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand have elected their first transgender Member of Parliament over the weekend, with voters taking to the polls at the nation’s first election since a military coup took down the government in 2014. The Future Forward Party’s Tanwarin Sukkhapisit is a transgender filmmaker who also identifies as bisexual. Speaking to media ahead of the election, […]

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Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Transgender youth activist Georgie Stone is taking on an acting role and joining the cast of Neighbours.  Stone will play the first transgender character on the long running soap opera. In the past both Neighbours and Home and Away have been criticised for their severe lack of LGBTIQ+ representation. The 18 year old pitched the idea of […]

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