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Transgender Awareness Week: Visible & positive representation

Beginning 13 November: Transgender Awareness Week. Allyship for Trans and Gender Diverse communities are front and centre of our minds and we especially acknowledge Sistergirls, Brotherboys and Trans People of Colour. Transgender Awareness Week 2021 is about holding space for folk to continue to do awe-inspiring and meaningful work in the spaces where they do …

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High Tea fundraiser as Jellybeans program faces funding loss

Open Doors Youth Service Inc supports young LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people aged 12 – 25 years in South-East Queensland. Established 20 years ago, the organisation currently faces a funding challenge to one of its most vital programs. Open Doors continues to lobby governments for funding for the Jellybeans program. In the meantime, community members …

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Trans and gender diverse rally in Melbourne

Victorian trans and gender diverse people and friends will rally this Sunday July 14. The rally will celebrate the trans community and also call on the Parliament to pass law reform. Activists are calling for parliament to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 in Victoria. Specifically, they want easier access to correct …

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‘Renewal begins with us’: The way forward under re-elected Coalition government

Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTI equality advocate. As a strategist in numerous campaigns for equality, Rodney says our community can still make change and meet threats under the re-elected coalition government. I won’t sugar coat the election result: Australia has the most socially and religious conservative government in a generation. Many leading Liberal moderates …

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Participants Wanted For Research Into Trans Experiences In Queensland Prisons

Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland are seeking formerly incarcerated transgender, gender diverse and non-binary people willing to discuss their time in Queensland prisons. The researchers say the project is aiming to identify transgender- and gender diverse-specific needs that are not currently being met and ways to improve access to quality health services and …

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LGBTIQ with disabilities: high risk of discrimination

Forty-six percent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year. A report by academics William Leonard and Dr. Rosemary Mann discusses the impact of discrimination and social exclusion on the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people with disability. La Trobe University La Trobe University along with advocacy groups …

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New Tasmanian Lobby Group Calling For Transgender Law Reform

A new group has been launched in Tasmania to call for “overdue” law reform in the state to provide equality and dignity for transgender, intersex and gender diverse Tasmanians. The group’s formation comes as the Tasmanian government plans to remove a legal requirement that transgender partners must divorce before their gender can be officially recognised. …

Melbourne Council Announces Gender Diverse Swim Night

A Melbourne council has announced an after-hours “swim night” event for transgender and gender diverse swimmers next month. The City of Darebin said the event at Reservoir Leisure Reserve north of Melbourne would be closed to the public to give transgender and gender diverse swimmers the chance for a “stress-free” swim. “To create a safe …