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Court dispute leads to two separate funerals for local trans teenager

Court dispute leads to two separate funerals for local trans teenager

Warning: This article contains mentions of suicide, dead names. A local transgender teenager has been laid to rest with two separate funerals, following a court dispute between his parents. The West Australian has reported on the case of the two parents, in which the father does not accept his son’s trans identity, arguing against the […]

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110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

110,000 strong petition against anti-trans bill delivered to NSW MPs

A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill has been delivered to a coalition of Labor and Greens MPs in New South Wales Parliament. The petition targets One Nation’s Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which aims to prohibit schools from teaching that trans and gender diverse people exist, […]

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The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court Hotel has listed 20 actions it’s undertaking to address concerns about safety and culture at the popular venue, but the response from patrons has been mixed, with many saying they’re still unhappy. The most recent wave of complaints about both The Court Hotel and Connections Nightclub was sparked by images of drag performer […]

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Craig Silvey to deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Craig Silvey to deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Author Craig Silvey will deliver the 2021 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture. Silvey’s most recent book Honeybee, which is picking up awards and critical praise, focuses on a transgender character. Silvey will speak about his novel Honeybee and the real life events that inspired it in a lecture that also examines the ethics of representation, the importance of visibility and […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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Transcend Australia Chair Dr Rachel Richardson on Trans Day of Visibility

Transcend Australia Chair Dr Rachel Richardson on Trans Day of Visibility

Chair of trans and gender diverse advocacy group Transcend Australia, Dr Rachel Richardson, has shared her thoughts on Trans Day of Visibility. We’ve published her statement in full below. Transgender Day of Visibility is on 31 March. It is a day that is set aside to raise the profile of Transgender people in our community […]

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Take time today to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Take time today to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility an annual international celebration of trans pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements. On 31 March celebrate with trans and gender diverse people all around Australia by sharing stories, starting conversations, and attending events. The theme of this year’s celebration is #beseen and transgender and gender […]

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Community seek #JusticeForMhelody as 22-month sentence delivered

Community seek #JusticeForMhelody as 22-month sentence delivered

  Warning: This article contains mentions of violence against trans women. A collection of peak bodies, trans advocates, LGBTQIA+ advocacy organisations and allies have released a joint statement calling for an appeal in the case of the death of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno. This week, 33-year-old Rian Ross Toyer was brought back before the […]

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Transgender flag to fly over Hobart’s Town Hall for the first time

Transgender flag to fly over Hobart’s Town Hall for the first time

In a Tasmanian first, the transgender flag will be officially raised over Hobart Town Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on 31st of March. The flag raising event will take place at midday tomorrow, Monday March 29th. The flag will fly all week. Speakers at the flag raising will be Hobart City Councillor, Jax […]

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Radio station 3CR marks Trans Day of Visibility with a special broadcast

Radio station 3CR marks Trans Day of Visibility with a special broadcast

Tune into Melbourne community radio station 3CR on Sunday as they present a special day of broadcasting highlighting Trans Day of Visibility. Tune in from 12-7pm (Eastern time) to hear from a diverse range of trans and gender-diverse programmers covering transgender art, music, culture, politics, wellbeing and resilience, aimed towards troubling and busting the western […]

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