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Quiver: Shoeb Ahmad steps out with a new sound

Quiver: Shoeb Ahmad steps out with a new sound

Australian musician Shoeb Ahmad is heading to Perth this month for three special gigs, launching her new album Quiver, and performing at the Revelation Film Festival. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Ahmad explains how her latest project in her long career is her most personal, entwined with her own experience as a transgender woman. “The music for […]

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Hormone therapy poses increased stroke risk for transgender women

Hormone therapy poses increased stroke risk for transgender women

A new study has found that hormone therapy may lead to an increased risk of stoke among transgender women. One of the largest studies undertaken on transgender women’s health has shown there is a significantly greater risk of developing blood clots in comparison to cis-gendered men and women. The Goodman study was published in the […]

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Worth a Read: Five stories you need to read

Worth a Read: Five stories you need to read

ESPN’s body issue features a same-sex couple for the first time Huffington Post Athletes Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird have appeared in ESPN’s iconic body issue, the first time the magazine has features a same-sex couple. Read the story Throb, Darwin’s gay nightclub comes of age ABC Throb, Darwin’s gay nightclub has celebrated its 18th […]

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Cynthia Nixon shares that she has a transgender son

Cynthia Nixon shares that she has a transgender son

Actor turned politician Cynthia Nixon has shared that one of her children is transgender. Nixon posted a photo to her Instagram account with her son Samuel Jospeh Mozes, who goes by the name Seph. Mozes was assigned female at birth, but now identifies as male. The news was shared on Transgender Day of Action, which […]

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Japan will begin funding gender surgery for some transgender people

Japan will begin funding gender surgery for some transgender people

Japan will begin funding surgery for some transgender people under new guidelines that have been announced. Transgender people in Japan will soon be able to apply for gender affirming surgery under the country’s social security scheme. People will now be able to get their health cards change to match their preferred name, and in some […]

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World Health Organisation removes transgender from mental disorders

World Health Organisation removes transgender from mental disorders

The World Health Organisation has officially removed being transgender from its list of mental health disorders. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) has been updated for the first time in 18 years and for the first time being transgender has been moved out of the mental health category. The World […]

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Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland has become the third state to remove the requirement for transgender and gender diverse people to divorce their spouse to have their gender legally affirmed. The north-eastern state will join Victoria and New South Wales whose parliaments have also made the adjustments since Canberra voted to amend the Marriage Act last year. Just four […]

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“You don’t even have to wear a dress!”: Lyle Shelton on gender neutral toilets

“You don’t even have to wear a dress!”: Lyle Shelton on gender neutral toilets

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Conservatives has expressed his opposition to gender neutral bathrooms, and decried that some of the people entering the women’s bathroom may not even be wearing dresses. Shelton, who headed the failed ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, says the AFL’s decision to make several bathrooms at Etihad Stadium gender neutral during […]

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New South Wales ends forced divorce for people who are transgender

New South Wales ends forced divorce for people who are transgender

The New South Wales parliament has passed laws that remove the requirement for people who are transgender and married to seek a divorce before applying for their gender to be officially changed. The change follows the passage of marriage equality late last year, and is part of steps to ensure that transgender people are not […]

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Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality. The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going […]

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