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November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week

November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week

November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness of trans and gender diverse identities, issues faced by trans folks, and celebrate trans individuals, groups and their achievements. The week marks an opportunity for people, businesses and organisations to educate themselves on trans and gender diverse identities, how to promote meaningful […]

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UK MP Jamie Wallis says Tory MPs “weaponised” transgender issues

UK MP Jamie Wallis says Tory MPs “weaponised” transgender issues

British MP Jamie Wallis has accused his colleagues of “weaponising” transgender issues in a letter sent to Prime Minister Liz Truss. Wallis, who came out as transgender earlier this year, said some of his colleagues had exploited the the issue of trans rights and the recent Conservative Party leadership battle was a particularly hard time’ […]

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New organisation ‘Biology Matters’ registered with ASIC

New organisation ‘Biology Matters’ registered with ASIC

Karyn Lisignoli, the Girl Guides CEO who was dropped by the WA branch over her comments about transgender youth, has launched a new company called Biology Matters. In a public post to Facebook Lisignoli said “So I’ve done a thing… squeal” which was posted alongside three smiling emojis filled with love hearts, and a copy […]

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Transgender women can still enter ‘NSW Women of the Year’ Awards

Transgender women can still enter ‘NSW Women of the Year’ Awards

For years anti-transgender activists have been campaigning to have transgender women excluded from the NSW Women of the Year Awards, and today they claimed the 2023 awards had revised the entry criteria limiting entries to only “women or girls”. However, a spokesperson for the NSW Government has told OUTinPerth that there is no truth in […]

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Andrea Thompson on ‘The Greatest Comedy of All’

Andrea Thompson on ‘The Greatest Comedy of All’

OPINION Reader advice: This article mentions transphobia, gender dysphoria, sexual abuse. If you ever needed proof that life is one enormous comedy you need go no further than knowing that whatever entity spawned everything decided it was a good idea to put trans people, governments, laws and bureaucrats on the same planet. When I stop […]

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Gender expert panel attracts anti-trans flyers and vocal allies

A small group of protestors gathered outside the State Library of Western Australia on Friday in response to a WA Equal Opportunity Commission event hosting experts speaking on gender identity for Youth Day 2022. This article contains the views of people opposed to gender affirming health care for people who are transgender. Reader discretion is […]

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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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Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

  Tasmanian Jessica Hoyle has started a fundraising campaign to launch a High Court challenge to Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws. Launceston based Hoyle wanted to run a series of events for lesbians including drag king shows, drag king bingo and karaoke nights, but wanted to stipulate that any who born male was excluded from attending. In […]

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On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

Victorian Police raid Tasty, resulting in a $10 million lawsuit On the 7th of August 1994, dozens of police officers entered the Tasty club night in Melbourne, then detained and strip searched, and in some cases cavity searched, 463 people over seven hours. Tasty was a regular club night that was known as a popular […]

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July 14: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th marks International Non-Binary People’s Day around the world, celebrating folks who identify outside of the gender binary, and raise awareness of issues and challenges faced by the community. Non-binary identities may express themselves with a combination of genders, or no gender at all. Many non-binary folks feel comfortable under the umbrella of trans […]

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