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New York’s queer community praise trans advocate Lorena Borjas

New York’s queer community praise trans advocate Lorena Borjas

New York has become the epicentre of the battle against the COVID-19, with Mayor Bill de Blasio predicting half of the city’s 8 million residents will contract the virus. A field hospital has been set up in Central Park, 41,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus and over 1,000 have died.  Among those lost is […]

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TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have announced the launch of a new digital information and resource platform for trans and gender diverse people, their loved ones, allies and health providers in New South Wales. Launched on Trans Day of Visibility, TransHub is a response to trans and gender diverse community concerns over difficulties in accessing relevant […]

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Transgender Victoria to make new home at Victorian Pride Centre

Transgender Victoria to make new home at Victorian Pride Centre

On Trans Day of Visibility (March 31st), the Victorian Pride Centre has announced that Transgender Victoria will be the next organisation to make their new home in the building. As the LGBTIQ+ community and allies reflect on the experiences of, and discrimination against, transgender and gender diverse folks – Transgender Victoria will be even more […]

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Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility online with TransFolk of WA

Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility online with TransFolk of WA

Each year March 31st marks Transgender Day of Visibility, a special day to celebrate, recognise and raise awareness of the trans and gender diverse communities around the globe. Originally an initiative of transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 held in Michigan, the celebration has taken off across the world and ceremonies and events are now […]

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Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith links COVID-19 to gender identity

Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith links COVID-19 to gender identity

The latest email update from anti-transgender organisation Binary has raised concerns over respecting gender diversity during the time of COVID-19. Spokesperson Kirralie Smith sent an email to followers of Binary this week, arguing that coronavirus serves to “reveal how irrelevant radical gender ideology really is.” “COVID-19 has effectively shut down the globe with individuals, businesses […]

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Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Health practitioners working in the field of transgender health have welcomed the response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) that says there is no call for an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people. Last year Health Minister Greg Hunt was lobbied by a collection of anti-transgender groups who claimed that the practices […]

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Tasmanian residents report questionable phone poll

Tasmanian residents report questionable phone poll

A telephone survey about gender in schools has been condemned by LGBTI rights advocates as biased push-polling that politicises the lives of young Australians. Hobart residents have recorded robotic polling messages that ask whether parents should have the right to withdraw their children from classes about gender and whether the issue will influence how survey […]

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Sydney celebrates ‘What Matters’ at the 2020 Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took place last night, bringing together an estimated 300,000 spectators who lined the streets, balconies and rooftops of Oxford Street to cheer on the 12,600 marchers taking part in the world’s biggest celebration of the LGBTQI community. The parade began with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and […]

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Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a late entry into the race to become the Democratic nominee for President of the USA, and his campaign is fighting to gain the support of LGBTI voters after comments where Bloomberg spoke disparagingly about transgender surfaced. The video shows Bloomberg speaking at a 2019 event where he refers […]

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Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram will launch a whole range of new features to their platforms today to allow Australians to celebrate their Pride during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Facebook and Instagram’s Your Voice Matters campaign aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and communities, empowering queer expression, and fostering safety across the platforms. Instagram will also […]

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