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On This Gay Day: In 2012 local activist Isabelle Lake passed away

Remembering Isabelle Lake Isabelle Lake is remembered for her passionate advocacy for the rights of transgender people in Western Australia. Following her death at the age of just 21 she became the first transgender woman to be inducted in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Lake, an LGBT activist, passed away on 28th February 2012 […]

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Colombian man admits he killed transgender woman Kimberly McRae

Colombian man admits he killed transgender woman Kimberly McRae

A Colombian man accused of murdering Sydney woman Kimberly McRae has had his manslaughter plea rejected. Hector Enrique Valencia has admitted to killing the Sydney sex worker but denies he’s guilty of murder. Warning: this report contains graphic details that some readers may find upsetting. McRae was found dead inside her Coogee apartment in January […]

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MP Stephen Bates calls for Kellie-Jay Keen to be banned from Australia

MP Stephen Bates calls for Kellie-Jay Keen to be banned from Australia

Stephen Bates, The Greens spokesperson for LGBTIQA+ issues, has written to Immigration Minister Andrew Giles asking him to revoke the visa issues to controversial British activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull. Keen ,who appears online using the moniker Posie Parker, is a self-described women’s rights campaigner who argues that transgender people should not be allowed in single-sex spaces, […]

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On This Gay Day: Lili Ilse Elvenes was born in Denmark in 1882

Lili Ilse Elvenes was born in 1882, her life story is the focus of the film ‘The Danish Girl’ Lili Ilse Elvenes, better known as Lili Elbe, was a Danish painter and one of the earliest recipients of gender reassignment surgery. Born in Vejle, Denmark in 1882 she worked as a painter and illustrator. While […]

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McGowan Government move to scrap Gender Reassignment Board

McGowan Government move to scrap Gender Reassignment Board

Attorney-General John Quigley has just announced the McGowan Government will progress legislation to repeal the Gender Reassignment Act 2000 and abolish the Gender Reassignment Board. Under the reforms, to update sex or gender information on a birth certificate, applicants will no longer be required to demonstrate that they have undertaken surgical or medical intervention. Rather, […]

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US survey shares alarming facts about trans and non-binary youth

US survey shares alarming facts about trans and non-binary youth

A new report released by US based The Trevor Project has shared that there is an alarming high rate of suicide ideation among young transgender and non-binary Americans. Reader advice: This report contains news about suicide, suicide ideation and transphobia.  The figures have drawn attention to a growing mental health crisis among LGBTIQA+ youth as […]

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CPSU/CSA union to offer gender affirmation leave to their staff

CPSU/CSA union to offer gender affirmation leave to their staff

The Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association (CPSU/CSA) has announced they will offer access to Gender Affirmation Leave for their staff and they encourage other employers to follow suit. Following internal staff bargaining throughout the last few months, the new CSA Staff Agreement 2022 will now offer employees access to six months of leave, […]

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PFLAG call on McGowan Government to take action on gender board

PFLAG call on McGowan Government to take action on gender board

PFLAG+ Perth, the Parents, Families and Friends of the LGBTQIA+ community are calling on the McGowan Government to take action on the outdated Gender Reassignment Board.  The organisation highlighted that there had been media reports revealing the board had stopped considering applications because its long-standing President resigned back in September.  The situation was first revealed […]

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Jessica Hoyle says she’ll take her case to the High Court

Jessica Hoyle says she’ll take her case to the High Court

Jessica Hoyle, the Tasmanian woman who applied to have an exemption from Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws so she could hold a women’s event that barred transgender women, says she’ll take her case to the High Court. Appearing on The Rita Panahi Show Hoyle said she believed Tasmania’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner who denied her an exemption from the laws, […]

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November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week

November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week

November 13 – 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness of trans and gender diverse identities, issues faced by trans folks, and celebrate trans individuals, groups and their achievements. The week marks an opportunity for people, businesses and organisations to educate themselves on trans and gender diverse identities, how to promote meaningful […]

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