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Sydney pool questioned over invasive transgender rules

Sydney pool questioned over invasive transgender rules

A Sydney pool has been inundated with questions after they posted a policy on their website saying only transgender women who had “undergone a gender reassignment surgery” could access their facilities. McIver’s Ladies Baths in the Sydney suburb of Coogee has a long history. According to a National Trust report on the baths, they have been […]

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RMIT advertising graduates lead the way in conscious advertising

RMIT advertising graduates lead the way in conscious advertising

From period advertising for transgender men, non-binary and a-gender people, to recognising the importance of connection to country for Indigenous mental health, these RMIT grads are leading the way for more conscious advertising. After meeting in the second year of their Bachelor of Communications (Advertising), Riana McKenzie and Giordano Paoli partnered up to tackle first […]

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Russell T Davies’ new drama ‘It’s a Sin’ to screen on Stan in Australia

Russell T Davies’ new drama ‘It’s a Sin’ to screen on Stan in Australia

It’s a Sin, the new drama from Queer as Folk writer Russell T Davies will screen on Stan in Australia early in 2021. The program features Years & Years singer Olly Alexander alongside Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Dooley, Tracey Ann Oberman and a stack of fresh talent. It’s set in London in the […]

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Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

Transgender health specialists around the globe defend their treatments

The directors of multiple medical organisations that specialise in the treatment of gender dysphoria have released a joint statement calling for the Bell vs Tavistock High Court decision in the United Kingdom to be appealed. The Boards of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the European Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), […]

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‘The Age’ removes transgender opinion piece as editor offers apology

‘The Age’ removes transgender opinion piece as editor offers apology

The Age newspaper in Melbourne has removed an opinion piece attributed to an anonymous mother of a transgender teen after members of Melbourne’s LGBTQIA+ community labeled it “ill timed” and “lacking credibility”. The opinion piece published on Sunday was purportedly from the parent of a transgender teenager. The mother argued that it is too easy for […]

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Britain’s High Court transgender decision could be overturned on appeal

Britain’s High Court transgender decision could be overturned on appeal

At the start of the month Britain’s High Court handed down a decision in a case looking into how the nation’s doctors prescribe treatments to teenagers experiencing gender incongruence. The three judge panel said it was “highly unlikely” that a child of 13 or under was “competent to give consent” to receiving puberty blockers, and […]

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Streophonics’ Kelly Jones on being the parent of a transgender child

Streophonics’ Kelly Jones on being the parent of a transgender child

Kelly Jones, the lead singer of rock band Stereophonics, has spoken publicly about his experiences of being the parent of a transgender child. His son Colby transitioned gender earlier this year and the 46 year old singer says he’s learned a lot from talking to his son. Jones shared his experiences on the High Performance podcast. “I’ve […]

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People like us: An open letter to Australian Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Alliance

People like us: An open letter to Australian Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Alliance

On November 27, The Australian newspaper published an article in which the newly-formed LGB (lesbian, gay & bisexual) Alliance said trans and gender diverse rights pose a threat to the rights of same-sex attracted people. Specifically, Alliance spokesperson, Kat Karena, said “including ‘gender identity’ in the law banning conversion therapy may have the effect of legally […]

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‘Juno’, ‘X-Men’ star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

‘Juno’, ‘X-Men’ star Elliot Page comes out as transgender

Warning: This article contains descriptions of violence against trans people. Actor Elliot Page has proudly announced to the world he is transgender today, revealing his name and pronouns in an emotional open letter. Page says they feel “lucky to be writing this,” publishing that their pronouns are he / they to their social media accounts. […]

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Negative media coverage has an effect on transgender people

Negative media coverage has an effect on transgender people

A new study published in the LGBT Health Journal has found that 97.6 of it’s respondents had seen negative depictions of transgender people in the media in the previous 12 months. The survey asked 545 people who are transgender about the messages they saw about transgender people in the media, and seeing negative messages was almost […]

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