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Latest Dictionary update includes transgender phrases

Latest Dictionary update includes transgender phrases

The Merriam Webster Dictionary has announced a stack of new words its formally recognising have entered the English language, among them are several words relating to the transgender community. ‘Top-surgery’ and ‘bottom-surgery’ are now officially in the dictionary, along with “gender nonconforming.” There among 640 words added to the latest edition of the dictionary. Gender […]

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Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

Sydney’s ‘Daily Telegraph’ criticised for Transgender front page story

News Corp’s Daily Telegraph has been criticised over a front page story on transgender children that clams doctors are alarmed about the Labor party’s policies that support transgender people. In the article the newspaper claims doctors are concerned about the party’s policies including their plans to remove barriers to people wanting gain access to gender […]

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Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

Youth Pride Network seeks new committee members

If you’re a young LGBTQIA+ person in Western Australia, and want to advocate for greater support and celebration of the community, then consider applying for Youth Pride Network. The peer-led LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy body is currently seeking several motivated young people, who will join the organisation as voluntary committee members. A role at Youth Pride […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Religious freedom issues sent to Australian Law Reform Commision

Attorney General Christian Porter has formally  announced the issue of how to balance religious freedom and protections from discrimination for LGBTIQ+ students and teachers has been referred to the Australian Law Reform Commission for review. The government had previously indicated this would be there plan of action when Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to reach […]

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Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand have elected their first transgender Member of Parliament over the weekend, with voters taking to the polls at the nation’s first election since a military coup took down the government in 2014. The Future Forward Party’s Tanwarin Sukkhapisit is a transgender filmmaker who also identifies as bisexual. Speaking to media ahead of the election, […]

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Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Transgender youth activist Georgie Stone is taking on an acting role and joining the cast of Neighbours.  Stone will play the first transgender character on the long running soap opera. In the past both Neighbours and Home and Away have been criticised for their severe lack of LGBTIQ+ representation. The 18 year old pitched the idea of […]

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Mark Latham says allowing trans kids to self identify is an “evil program”

Mark Latham says allowing trans kids to self identify is an “evil program”

Mark Latham, One Nation’s leader in New South Wales, says approaches to gender which allow children to self-identify as a different gender is part of an “evil” program. “This self identification system evil political program to make young people confused and rise up, and to use this in this way is shameful and it shouldn’t […]

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SBS look into transitioning in the workplace with new podcast ‘The Few Who Do’

SBS look into transitioning in the workplace with new podcast ‘The Few Who Do’

SBS has just launched a new podcast The Few Who Do, hosted by Jan Fran and Mark Fennell. The new series looks at a wide variety of issues that society is facing and explores different people’s experiences of tackling the challenges. The first episode focuses on transitioning in the workplace, with Kimberly Olsen and Aram Hosie (pictured) […]

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Documentary ‘Becoming Colleen’ wins at Mardi Gras film festival

The documentary Becoming Colleen has won the Audience Award at Queerscreen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. This is the second time Producer and Director Ian W Thomson has taken out the award at MGFF after his win on 2014 with the exposé on homosexuality in surf culture Out in the Lineup. Thomson said film festivals like the […]

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