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atsaq flying the flag transgender day of visibility

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 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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The International Transgender Day of Visibility, recognised this Sunday (March 31), is a chance to celebrate transgender people in our community and raise awareness of the discrimination they face in everyday life worldwide, writes Destiny Rogers. Human civilisation is littered with absolutes. The Earth is flat. Marrying your cousin is a good idea. Smoking is …

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Domestic and family violence affects all communities including transgender people and, just as it affects all people, the laws regarding domestic and family violence in Queensland, protect all people. Domestic and family violence is about power and control. It can involve physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. The abuse need not be physical. Crissie* was …

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The Wickham Hotel and Big Gay Day have announced that this year’s festival has raised $40,000 to be distributed to six local LGBTIQ organisations, with over 2,800 people at this year’s event. Last Sunday (March 10), the event again took over the venue and its neighbouring street in Fortitude Valley, transforming it into an inclusive …

Brisbane's much anticipated Big Gay Day street festival will be returning to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel in March LGBTIQ Charities

Coles has announced it will donate an additional $10,000 to its four LGBTIQ charity partners at this year’s Big Gay Day street festival in Brisbane. Big Gay Day, to be held at The Wickham Hotel in Fortitude Valley this Sunday (March 11), has for the past 18 years brought Queensland’s LBGTIQ community together for a …

The majority of Queensland’s transgender community would prefer to have a gender marker on their driver’s licence. That’s the view of Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland president Gina Mather who told QNews she believed 70 per cent of her community would prefer the information had not been removed. Ms Mather (pictured) also was nonplussed by …

Two local legends have been honoured for more than 30 years of tireless activism for the transgender community at the 2017 Trans Awards in Brisbane on Sunday. Gina Mather and Krissy Johnson from the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) were given the inaugural Community Achievement Award at the night of nights for Brisbane’s trans …

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The Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) capped off a stellar 2015 at their annual Christmas lunch over the weekend. Held at the Sportsman Hotel, QNews was proud to be the event’s media sponsor. The event sold out well before the date. Local politicians Vicki Howard and Grace Grace both attended to show their support. …

trans mental health atsaq

Some interesting observations from ATSAQ regarding the First Australian Trans Mental health study 2013/14. Curtin University undertook the research in conjunction with Beyond Blue and Western Australia Centre for Health Promotion Research. Gina Mather from ATSAQ (Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland.) Nearly 500 Trans people participated in the survey from all over Australia. Thus, it …