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TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program

TransFolk of WA have announced a new program to support trans, gender diverse and non-binary people ahead of GiveOUT Day this Friday. The Pay It Forward Binder Program aims to support those who need essential binders, but may not be able to afford them or look to unsafe practices. “Many trans masculine, gender diverse and […]

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Removal of Inclusive Education program will increase burden on parents

Removal of Inclusive Education program will increase burden on parents

Brooke Bennett is the parent of an eleven-year-old transgender child. Brooke runs a support group for parents. In this opinion piece she shares her thoughts on the McGowan Government’s decision to discontinue funding for the Inclusive Education WA program.  I’m most disappointed to see Inclusive Education lose its funding. It was a valuable resource for […]

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Hilary Swank says trans actor would have been “more right” in ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

Hilary Swank says trans actor would have been “more right” in ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

Twenty years after she won the Best Actress statue at the Academy Awards, Hilary Swank has reflected on the role that propelled her into Hollywood’s A-list saying if the film was made today it would definitely have a trans actor in the lead role. Boys Don’t Cry which tells the real life story of transgender man […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Honeybee’ is a trans coming-of-age story with a local perspective

Honeybee by Craig Silvey Allen & Unwin When fourteen year-old Sam Watson climbs over the rail of the traffic overpass late at night, Sam wonders if it is going to do will hurt or if death would be instant. Having a slight pang of sympathy for whoever would find what remained, Sam notices an old […]

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Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Liberal senator Claire Chandler has hit out at recently announced inclusive policies by Australia’s leading sporting codes saying they are ignoring evidence about transgender women. Last week eight of Australia’s major sporting codes jointly announced new polices focusing on making sport inclusive for all people, and outlining how transgender men and women can also participate […]

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On This Gay Day: E.M. Forster finished writing Maurice

On This Gay Day: E.M. Forster finished writing his novel Maurice On this day in 1913 author E.M. Forster finished work on the first draft of his novel Maurice. The book tells the tale of Maurice Hall a young man who develops a romantic relationship with his university friend Clive Durham. His heart is broken when […]

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Christian Porter rules out bringing in toilet laws “at this stage”

Christian Porter rules out bringing in toilet laws “at this stage”

Attorney General Christian Porter has been asked if Australia needs laws that gives cisgender women exclusive rights to bathrooms and changerooms, and his first answer didn’t rule out the introduction of legislation in this area. When pressed on the issue a spokesperson for his department said it was not under consideration “at this stage”. The […]

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Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

Australian sporting orgs commit to trans & gender diverse inclusion

For the first time anywhere in the world, Australia’s peak sporting bodies have come together to stand up for trans and gender diverse communities, with a commitment to inclusion in sports. The announcement was made this morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground, led by ACON’s Pride In Sport program, where eight leading organisations revealed new […]

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Cazwell is back at the ‘Ice-cream Truck’ for a second helping

Cazwell is back at the ‘Ice-cream Truck’ for a second helping

Cazwell is marking the 10th anniversary of his tune Ice-cream Truck by releasing a new version of the tune. The new video features a lot of the models who were in the original clip, but the musician has decided to focus on improving representation of trans men by including them in the clip. Artist and trans […]

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