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gender diversity


Trans People Adopt Lobster Emoji

Transgender advocates frustrated by the lack of a blue, white and pink trans flag emoji have claimed the new lobster emoji as their own. A group named Lobsters Against Transphobia launched an online petition earlier this month to call for the creation of a transgender flag emoji by Unicode, the company behind the emojis used …

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Forced Divorce transgender birth certificate laws

A new campaign calling for transgender law reform across the country has been launched by the Human Rights Law Centre and Australian Marriage Equality. With the #MyIDMyIdentity campaign, the groups are calling on several state and territory governments to remove “unnecessary barriers” that prevent trans and gender diverse people from obtaining accurate identity documents. HRLC …

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Victorian government

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ Pride Network has backed a new campaign encouraging people to use gender-neutral language, including pronouns like “they” and “them” instead of “he” and “she”. The department is promoting the first Wednesday of every month as “They Day,” with staff given the option to wear stickers with their …

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Transgender Teenager

For transgender people, access to hormones and surgery is vital. Traditionally this has often been a long and difficult path, beginning with their first disclosure to a doctor or therapist. This is often followed by many months or years of psychiatric assessment and counselling before they are finally allowed to start hormones and eventually have …

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pansexual racism queerphobia

Growing Up As A Queer Person Of Colour Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identify with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have …

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Reverend Jo Inkpin

A lineup of transgender and gender diverse Queenslanders will share their experiences at a conference in Brisbane this weekend. The one-day conference will explore the terms and concepts involved in the topic of gender diversity and gender non-conformity and explore what science says about the development of gender in youth and outline some of the …

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Lyle Shelton not happy transgender

Lyle Shelton has slammed the AFL Australian Conservatives candidate Lyle Shelton has slammed the AFL’s designation of unisex bathrooms at the Pride Game last weekend. At the inclusive match on Saturday night, male and female bathroom doors had signs reading “Gender diversity is welcome here: Please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity …

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Trans fair day celebrate diversity

The Trans Fair Day event will be held again in New Farm this weekend. Organised by community group Many Genders One Voice, the Fair Day is returning for a third year to celebrate diversity and connect members of the local transgender, gender diverse and non-binary communities with each other. The Fair Day will start at …

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Gender Diverse Students

Queensland education minister Grace Grace has hit out at the state LNP opposition for calling a resource teaching high school students about gender diversity “sinister and destructive”. The Courier-Mail reported last month that Mitchelton State High School has been using the “Genderbread Person” resource as part of its health studies curriculum. The resource explains gender …

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Australian drag star Courtney Act has gone viral after sharing her thoughts on the scale of gender and sexuality on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother this week. Speaking to fellow housemate India Willoughby, Britain’s first transgender TV newsreader, Courtney said: “We know that a lot of people just see us as the same and we …

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