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Pediatricians group says children should be free to explore their gender

Pediatricians group says children should be free to explore their gender

The American Academy of Pediatricians, the largest professional group of pediatricians in the USA, has released a landmark statement supporting transgender youth. The policy, which is the first time the group has made a declarative statement, called for gender-affirming health care for all transgender and gender-diverse youth. The new position statement was posted online and […]

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Britain’s Equality Minister orders report into increase in transgender treatments

Britain’s Equality Minister orders report into increase in transgender treatments

Britain’s Minister for Women and Equality, Penny Mourdant, has reportedly asked officials to look into the factors driving an increase in the number of young people accessing transgender support services. The United Kingdom, like most countries, has seen an increase in the number of young people requesting support for gender dysphoria. British newspapers are reporting […]

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International shortage of popular hormone treatment Primoteston

International shortage of popular hormone treatment Primoteston

The Therapeutic Goods Association have warned that a shortage of popular hormone therapy Primoteston is anticipated to affect users over the coming months. The injectable testosterone is the most common of medical transition used by many transgender and non-binary people assigned female at birth. The Therapeutic Goods Association and LGBTI health organisation ACON are advising […]

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Figures show Perth hospital is helping more transgender youth

Figures show Perth hospital is helping more transgender youth

Perth Now has shared that Perth Children’s Hospital is successfully helping more children and teenagers who experience gender dysphoria. In 2017-18 the service has received 121 referrals for children aged under 18, and currently a total of 207 patients use the service. Over the last few years the clinic has seen an increase in the […]

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Third season of ‘I Am Jazz’ to screen on Foxtel’s TLC channel

Third season of ‘I Am Jazz’ to screen on Foxtel’s TLC channel

The third season of reality TV series I Am Jazz will begin screening on Foxtel’s TLC channel from 24 September. Transgender teenager Jazz Jennings first came to prominence when she was interviewed by Barbara Walters on the US series 20/20.  Jennings has lived as a girl since she in kindergarten and has had a supportive family at […]

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Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmania’s Labor Party have voted in support of Medicare-funded gender confirmation surgery at their state conference this week, Examiner reports. Speaking at the conference, Dana Endelmanis spoke of her lived experience as a transgender woman growing up in north western Tasmania. “Trans, intersex and non-binary Australians continue to be denied fundamental healthcare rights and continue to […]

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Robbie Williams criticised for deadnaming trans X Factor contestant

Robbie Williams criticised for deadnaming trans X Factor contestant

Robbie Williams has been criticised for his treatment of a transgender contestant on UK television in his new role as a judge on The X Factor. Contestant Felix Shepard, a transgender man, impressed the judges and the audience with his performance of All I Want by Kodaline – earning a standing ovation. “I’m from Birmingham. I’m currently […]

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MJ Rodriguez on the power of 80s ballroom drama Pose

A ground-breaking new series from serial creator Ryan Murphy is heading to Australian screens and it’s about to own everything, darling. Pose takes audiences back to the glamorous ballroom scene of 1980s New York, where queer people of colour were taking to the streets and clubs with voguing battles and opulent runway showdowns. The show […]

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Scott Morrison defends his comments about ‘gender whisperers’

Scott Morrison defends his comments about ‘gender whisperers’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his comments about ‘gender whisperers’ in schools saying he just wants teachers to focus on teaching. Appearing on The Project last night the PM was played a question from a teen who is transgender. “My name is Evie Macdonald, I’m 13 years old and I’m a transgender kid. And this […]

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ACON calls on PM Scott Morrison to stop stigmatising queer youth

ACON calls on PM Scott Morrison to stop stigmatising queer youth

LGBTIQ+ health agency ACON have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to use his office to act in an inclusive manner rather than using stigmatising language to describe gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. President Dr Justin Koonin and Acting-CEO Karen Price said that today’s front page story in the Daily Telegraph and a social […]

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