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Legendary Trans activists retire after decades of service

Legendary Queensland Trans activists Kristine Johnson and Gina Mather of Australian Transgender Support Association Qld (ATSAQ) yesterday announced their retirement. Krissy and Gina’s political activism resulted in numerous reforms for both the trans and wider LGBTIQ+ communities. Beyond that, their efforts contributed to better trans health outcomes in the state and increased social opportunities for …

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Local legends recognised at Queensland’s Trans Community Awards

Community members have gathered to celebrate the annual Trans Community Awards, the night of nights for Queensland’s trans, gender diverse and non-binary community. This week is Transgender Awareness Week, raising visibility of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse communities each November. And each year, the Trans Community Awards recognise the work and achievements of activists, groups, …

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Queensland trans community honours PFLAG legend Shelley Argent

Members of Queensland’s transgender community have honoured PFLAG legend and rainbow mum Shelley Argent’s years of LGBTIQ community activism with a special award. The Australian Transgender Support Association Qld (ATSAQ) has run since 1990. ATSAQ President Gina Mather recently presented the “so very deserving” Shelley Argent with the group’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Gina and …

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Queensland government to introduce vital trans reform bill later this year

Queensland’s Attorney-General has said the state government will introduce legislation to reform birth certificate laws to benefit transgender Queenslanders later this year, after years of lobbying by advocates. Trans and gender diverse Queenslanders must undergo expensive and invasive gender affirmation surgery before they can update gender markers on birth certificates. Many trans and gender diverse …

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Trans teen granted access to treatment by Queensland Supreme Court

A 13-year-old transgender girl will receive puberty blockers without her estranged father’s consent, according to an important Queensland Supreme Court ruling. The mother of the child, identified as “A” due to privacy, applied to the Court seeking access to the treatment, recommended by the girl’s specialists. A’s psychiatrist told the court from age four onwards, …

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Voting opens for Brisbane’s Trans Community Awards 2020

Voting has opened for nominees in the fifth annual Trans Community Awards, recognising and celebrating Queensland’s trans, gender diverse and non-binary communities. Each year, the Trans Community Awards recognise the work and achievements of activists, groups, events and allies to the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, brotherboy and sistergirl communities. The event is organised by …

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ATSAQ flying the flag Transgender Day of Visibility 2020

During 30 years as a representative organisation, the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) has worked on many fronts to raise the visibility of transgender people. That included, for much of the last decade, ATSAQ flying the flag on International Transgender Day of Visibility. And, in 2020, they will celebrate it once again. The first …

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Queensland community heroes honoured at 2019 Trans Awards

Community members, activists and allies have celebrated the annual Trans Community Awards, the night of nights for Brisbane’s trans, gender diverse and non-binary community. Each year, the event recognises the achievements of activists, groups, events and allies for the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, brotherboy and sistergirl communities. At the awards ceremony at the Sportsman …

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ATSAQ celebrates beloved Queensland volunteer Aunty Pat

Queensland transgender advocates have paid tribute to long-serving volunteer Aunty Pat, who has retired from community fundraising after 26 years. Aunty Pat (pictured, second from right) has had to retire due to her health. Australian Transgender Support Association (ATSAQ) President Gina Mather thanked Pat for her years of volunteer work. “Aunty Pat has been a …

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Voting now open for Brisbane’s Trans Community Awards 2019

Voting has now opened for this year’s Trans Community Awards, the Brisbane trans, gender diverse and non-binary community’s night of nights. Each year, the Trans Community Awards recognise the achievements of activists, groups, events and allies to the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, brotherboy and sistergirl communities. The event is organised by the group Many …

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