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Transgender women can still enter ‘NSW Women of the Year’ Awards

Transgender women can still enter ‘NSW Women of the Year’ Awards

For years anti-transgender activists have been campaigning to have transgender women excluded from the NSW Women of the Year Awards, and today they claimed the 2023 awards had revised the entry criteria limiting entries to only “women or girls”. However, a spokesperson for the NSW Government has told OUTinPerth that there is no truth in […]

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Andrea Thompson on ‘The Greatest Comedy of All’

Andrea Thompson on ‘The Greatest Comedy of All’

OPINION Reader advice: This article mentions transphobia, gender dysphoria, sexual abuse. If you ever needed proof that life is one enormous comedy you need go no further than knowing that whatever entity spawned everything decided it was a good idea to put trans people, governments, laws and bureaucrats on the same planet. When I stop […]

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Gender expert panel attracts anti-trans flyers and vocal allies

A small group of protestors gathered outside the State Library of Western Australia on Friday in response to a WA Equal Opportunity Commission event hosting experts speaking on gender identity for Youth Day 2022. This article contains the views of people opposed to gender affirming health care for people who are transgender. Reader discretion is […]

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TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA have received $300,000 in funding to deliver support services for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Announcing the funding the government highlighted that transgender, non-binary and gender diverse  young people are at greater risk of mental health issues, including self-harm and suicide, than their cis-gendered youth. Youth Minister Dave Kelly made […]

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Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

  Tasmanian Jessica Hoyle has started a fundraising campaign to launch a High Court challenge to Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws. Launceston based Hoyle wanted to run a series of events for lesbians including drag king shows, drag king bingo and karaoke nights, but wanted to stipulate that any who born male was excluded from attending. In […]

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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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July 14: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14: Celebrating International Non-Binary People’s Day

July 14th marks International Non-Binary People’s Day around the world, celebrating folks who identify outside of the gender binary, and raise awareness of issues and challenges faced by the community. Non-binary identities may express themselves with a combination of genders, or no gender at all. Many non-binary folks feel comfortable under the umbrella of trans […]

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Adjudication finds trans-focused article breached press standards

Adjudication finds trans-focused article breached press standards

The Australian Press Council (APC) have released the results of an adjudication regarding a complaint over an article focused on transgender participation in sport. The article entitled Transgender Sport Safety and Fairness Concerns Raised by Female Volleyball was published in The Daily Telegraph on 27th September 2021 was the source of a complaint to the APC, who […]

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Just.Equal calls for end to sacking of LGBTIQA+ teachers in WA

Just.Equal calls for end to sacking of LGBTIQA+ teachers in WA

Advocacy group, Just Equal, has again called on the McGowan Government to change the law and stop discrimination against LGBTIQ+ teachers in faith schools. The call comes after it was reported in The West Australian that another teacher has lost his job following homophobic harassment at a church school. The drama teacher, whose identity has […]

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‘Friends’ creator Marta Kaufmann regrets misgendering trans character

‘Friends’ creator Marta Kaufmann regrets misgendering trans character

Co-creator of iconic sitcom Friends has shared her thoughts on her former project’s treatment of its notable transgender character. Marta Kaufmann, who also developed Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, has said she regrets the misgendering of one of lead character Chandler Bing’s parents. Kathleen Turner made two guest appearances in the show’s seventh season as Chandler’s transgender parent and […]

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