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On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

Victorian Police raid Tasty, resulting in a $10 million lawsuit On the 7th of August 1994, dozens of police officers entered the Tasty club night in Melbourne, then detained and strip searched, and in some cases cavity searched, 463 people over seven hours. Tasty was a regular club night that was known as a popular […]

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Rodney Croome: There is no LGB without the T

Rodney Croome: There is no LGB without the T

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate. As trans-exclusionary LGB groups plan anti-trans billboards across three states, Rodney Croome looks at the hypocrisy of the ‘LGB without the T’ movement and what drives it. “Groomer” In 2020 I wrote an open letter to the newly-formed anti-trans LGB Alliance hoping they might reconsider their […]

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Trans Liberation Rally to be held in Northbridge

Trans Liberation Rally to be held in Northbridge

A locally organised rally in support of transgender liberation is planned to be held in the James Street Mall this weekend. The event is a response to ongoing anti-trans rhetoric in politics, media and social media, providing an opportunity for trans folks to stand together, and for allies to stand up in solidarity. “Transgender people […]

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Trans Day of Visibility: Join TransFolk of WA for community sundowner

Trans Day of Visibility: Join TransFolk of WA for community sundowner

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, an international celebration of transgender and gender diverse lives, identities, achievements and triumphs. This year, TransFolk of WA is marking Trans Day of Visibility with a low-key sundowner at South Beach in Walyalup, Fremantle. “It has been a rather intense start to the year for our trans and gender-diverse […]

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Advocates welcome Launceston Examiner apology for anti-trans letter

Advocates welcome Launceston Examiner apology for anti-trans letter

Equality Tasmania has welcomed an unreserved apology to the trans and gender diverse community from the Launceston Examiner for a false anti-trans letter published on Tuesday, March 7 The apology was published on today‚Äôs front page. “The Examiner published a letter that caused distress to Tasmania’s transgender and gender-diverse communities,” the apology reads. “The letter […]

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

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

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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