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Binary launches attack on Eden-Monaro candidate Kristy McBain

Binary launches attack on Eden-Monaro candidate Kristy McBain

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has launched a social media attack on Labor’s candidate in the Eden-Monaro by-election because she previously voiced support for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. The online ads voiced by the group’s leader Kirralie Smith asks viewers if they really know Labor’s candidate saying she has a history of voting in favour “of […]

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Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

A groundbreaking new report exploring the lived experiences of transgender women of colour living in Australia, reveals a greater risk of sexual assault both outside and at home. The research, published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, and led by Western Sydney University’s Professor Jane Ussher, highlights the vulnerability of people living on […]

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Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Australia falls behind US on trans and intersex workplace rights

Advocates have highlighted gaps in Australia’s workplace protections in light of this week’s Supreme Court ruling that protects LGBTIQ+ workers. The ruling, won 6 votes to 3, found that discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity is covered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Veteran transgender advocate, Sally Goldner AM, says Australia needs […]

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Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Justice Smith calls for more queer and trans inclusion in Black Lives Matter

Actor Justice Smith has shared that he is queer and in a relationship with fellow actor Nicholas Ashe, while highlighting the need for queer and transgender voices to be included in the Black lives Matter movement. Smith, who has starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu and All The Bright Places, shared the news about […]

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Black Trans Lives Matter: Tony McDade killed by police in Florida

Black Trans Lives Matter: Tony McDade killed by police in Florida

A black transgender man was shot and killed by police in Florida last week. His name was Tony McDade. As the USA and the world mourn the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, who also lost his life under the custody of law enforcement officers, McDade joins the staggering list of black lives taken by […]

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Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

The parliament of Hungary has voted to put an end to gender amendments on legal documents, in new legislation deemed “evil” by LGBTIQ+ advocates. Voting on Tuesday, the bill passed 113 votes to 57 as part of a slew of supposedly COVID-19 related laws, which amends the legal definition of gender to “biological sex based […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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‘The Australian’ says Hunt needs to explain his position on transgender kids

‘The Australian’ says Hunt needs to explain his position on transgender kids

The Australian newspaper says federal Health Minister Greg Hunt needs to clearly explain his position on the treatment of transgender youth. Last month Hunt spoke to rival news organisation Nine, telling the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, that he did not support calls for a national inquiry into the treatment of transgender youth. The Minister’s comments followed an […]

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Victorians celebrate as birth certificate amendments come into effect

Victorians celebrate as birth certificate amendments come into effect

Victoria’s transgender and gender diverse communities have welcomed amendments to the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act which come into effect on Friday 1st May 2020. The reforms, which passed Victorian Parliament in August last year, make it possible for transgender and gender diverse people to change the legal gender on their birth certificates. The […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt rules out transgender health inquiry

Health Minister Greg Hunt has ruled out holding a national inquiry into transgender health treatment. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Hunt dismissed the campaign for a national inquiry, saying that he agreed with the recently released response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians who said that an inquiry could be harmful to vulnerable […]

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