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WA amends laws to end forced divorce for trans and gender diverse people

WA amends laws to end forced divorce for trans and gender diverse people

Transgender and gender diverse Western Australians will no longer have to divorce their partners in order to have their gender legally affirmed after the upper house passed new legislation yesterday. The previous legislation prevented trans and gender diverse people from being able to have their gender recognised on official documents if they were married to […]

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Don’t miss this screening of ‘Becoming Colleen’ at the State Library

In March Perth audiences will have a chance to see a special documentary thanks to GRAI: Gay Rights in Ageing, Transfolk of WA RAAFA Seniors Living. Becoming Colleen: Finding the Shoe that Fits is a documentary about an 85 year old transgender woman, transitioning from male to female in the conservative coastal community of Coffs Harbour […]

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TransFolk of WA founder Nick Lawrence steps down from chair role

TransFolk of WA founder Nick Lawrence steps down from chair role

Nick Lawrence has announced his resignation from the position of Chairperson at TransFolk of WA. Lawrence, who founded TransFolk of WA, said he was sad to leave the position, but is excited about all the important work he will continue to do within the organisation. “It has been an enormous privilege to found an organisation […]

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One Nation wants to make it harder for people to transition gender

One Nation wants to make it harder for people to transition gender

Mark Latham, One Nation’s leader in New South Wales, has announced that if he is successfully elected to parliament at the New South Wales state election he will push for legislation to be introduced to make it harder for people to transition gender. In a statement Latham said that legislation was needed because people were […]

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Transgender focused TV series ‘Butterfly’ airs on SBS

Transgender focused TV series ‘Butterfly’ airs on SBS

The critically acclaimed TV series Butterfly comes to SBS television this week. The three part series tells the story of eleven-year-old Maxine, who is transgender, and how her parents Vicky and Stephen react when they discover that their son wants to be a girl. The show aired in the UK last year and received a mix […]

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Kirralie Smith predicts an outbreak of opportunistic transgender people

Kirralie Smith predicts an outbreak of opportunistic transgender people

Anti-transgender rights campaigner, and Australian Conservatives senate candidate, Kirralie Smith, has delivered an over-the-top prediction of what she believes will happen if there are not strict rules around allowing people to transition gender. The aspiring politician posted a video responding to the Labor party adopting a policy position that said it would support a review […]

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Teacher fired for refusing to use correct pronoun for transgender student

Teacher fired for refusing to use correct pronoun for transgender student

A teacher at a US high school has been fired from his job because he continually used the incorrect pronoun for a transgender student. People report that the Peter Vlaming, a teacher in Virginia, had been dismissed from his position after he told the school board that his religion did not permit him to recognise […]

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Peta Credlin argues against ABS asking about transgender people

Peta Credlin argues against ABS asking about transgender people

Sky News host Peta Credlin has voiced her opposition to the Australian Bureau of Statistics seeking information on how many people identify as transgender or non-binary gender. Tony Abbott’s former Chief of Staff delivered her opposition to questions about being gender being included in the 2021 census at the top of her afternoon show on […]

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Census will specifically include transgender and intersex people

Census will specifically include transgender and intersex people

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is considering including a specific check box for transgender and intersex people in the next national census. In the last census people could choose male, female or other, but submissions to the ABS have requested more specific information. Each time the census is rolled out the questions are changed […]

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Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

This week marks one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. In a little over a month’s time, it’ll be a full year since the federal parliament finally passed the laws allowing same-sex couples to wed. While same sex couples have been able to move forward, plan weddings and celebrate their relationships – transgender […]

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