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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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Western Australian parliament debates changes to gender laws

Western Australian parliament debates changes to gender laws

The Western Australian parliament has begun debating changes to Gender Reassignment Act. The state remains one of the last jurisdictions that still maintains laws that require people who wish to change their gender to be unmarried. The law was previously designed to stop creation of same-sex marriages via the process of gender reassignment. As commonwealth […]

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Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Australia’s first sexual health survey focused on the transgender and gender diverse community has been revealed by The Kirby Institute. The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey will be led by transgender and gender diverse professionals and community advocates, to better advise on sexual health policy, relationship support, sex education and more. Participants […]

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Youth Pride Network Queer & A is here to answer your questions

The fourth instalment of Queer & A airs this Halloween! Queer & A is an audience-driven LGBTQIA+ sexual health program aired live on Facebook. The show directly answers the hard-hitting questions from viewers, from safe sex to sexual fulfilment. Hosted by Youth Pride Network and The YEP Project, Queer & A has aired three episodes […]

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Andrew Hastie says removing gender from birth certificates is “tearing at the fabric of the universe”

Andrew Hastie says removing gender from birth certificates is “tearing at the fabric of the universe”

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie says proposals to remove a gender record from birth certificates is “tearing at the fabric of the universe.” The Western Australian MP was speaking on Sky News about a proposal put forward in Tasmania, but a similar recommendation has also been made by the WA Law Reform Commission. “There are just […]

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Pose star Dominique Jackson on how ballroom culture saved her life

Pose star Dominique Jackson on how ballroom culture saved her life

Queer creator Ryan Murphy’s latest show is changing the face of television – making records for the largest transgender cast of main characters on our screens to date. Pose not only gives audiences a window into the opulent ballroom culture, the program also explores the lived experience of transgender people, and people of colour – […]

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Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Hinch – strip funding from schools that exclude gay staff and students

Senator Derryn Hinch has announced that he will move a motion calling for school that turn away gay students or teachers to be stripped of their commonwealth funding. “I will move a notice of motion in the Senate [on] Monday calling for any private school that discriminates against a teacher or student on sexuality grounds […]

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