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Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Tasmanian LGBTQIA+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed about an attempt by supporters of the LGB Alliance to discriminate against trans and gender diverse Tasmanians. The newly-formed LGB Alliance has applied to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to hold an event that excludes trans and gender diverse people. As reported in The Australian, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner […]

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Researchers seek trans young adults to reflect on stories of school support

Researchers seek trans young adults to reflect on stories of school support

Researchers from the University of New England are keen to hear from members of the trans young-adult community about their gender transition experiences from school, in an effort to highlight the positive aspects of being trans and to inspire school communities to better support the psychological wellbeing of trans and gender diverse students. Researchers Dean […]

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Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health discussion panel rescheduled for Thursday

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Thursday event. This presentation was rescheduled due to the recent Covid-19 lockdown. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, […]

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Report highlights The Australian’s transgender coverage was 90% negative

Report highlights The Australian’s transgender coverage was 90% negative

A report looking into mainstream media’s coverage on people who are transgender has highlighted that The Australian newspaper and other News Corp owned publications feature stories about transgender people much more often than their rivals. The study also highlights that reports in The Australian newspaper between April and October 2019 were framed transgender people and issues negatively 90 […]

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New short film ‘Choice’ explores one family’s transgender experience

New short film ‘Choice’ explores one family’s transgender experience

New short film Choice is set to have its premiere at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival. The project has been a labor of love for local actor Sharnya Thomson Yates who wrote the script based upon her own experience being the parent of a transgender child. The choice the title refers to is not the choice […]

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AusPath renews its support for affirming transgender healthcare

AusPath renews its support for affirming transgender healthcare

AusPath, The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health, has restated its support for the affirmation model of care for transgender and non-binary people. The medical group is Australia’s peak body for professionals involved in the health, rights and well-being of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. In a newly released statement the organisation has sought to […]

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Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s ‘Disrupted’ session

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s ‘Disrupted’ session

Transgender health will be the topic at this week’s Disrupted Tuesday event. In partnership with TransFolk of WA and and the Centre for Stories, this conversation at the State Library of Western Australia will take a look at the way trans and gender diverse people, and the people that support them, navigate the health and […]

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Call to support workplace protections for transgender and intersex people

Call to support workplace protections for transgender and intersex people

Equality advocates are disappointed the Federal Government has chosen not to ensure equal workplace protections for transgender and intersex Australians, and have urged supporters of equality to speak up now. The Government’s Bill responding to the [email protected] inquiry was tabled last week without hoped-for amendments to the Fair Work Act explicitly protecting employees from unfair […]

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Young Labor calls on government to take action on transgender rights

Young Labor calls on government to take action on transgender rights

There are calls from within the Labor party urging the McGowan Government to take action on transgender law reforms. At this week’s meeting of the party’s State Executive a motion was put forward by Young Labor calling on the government to take action on improving the lives of young people who are transgender. “Young Labor […]

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to make history as first trans Olympian

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to make history as first trans Olympian

Athlete and trans woman Laurel Hubbard is set to make history as the first transgender person to compete in the Olympic Games. Representing New Zealand, Hubbard will be heading to Tokyo to compete in the women’s super heavyweight 87kg+ event later this year. “I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has […]

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