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university of queensland forgan smith building tc bierne school of law

Academics at the University of Queensland’s law school have pledged support for transgender and gender diverse students after comments from the head of the school. Professor Patrick Parkinson is dean of UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law. He recently told a religious freedom conference faith schools should be allowed to reject a student’s gender identity …

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merriam webster dictionary non binary sam smith gender

Merriam-Webster has officially added the non-binary definition of “they” to its dictionary. The dictionary now defines “they” as “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary,” along with three other definitions. Merrian-Webster’s definition for pronoun “themself” also states it is “now used chiefly in place of ‘himself or herself’ as a …

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The Australian newspaper transgender equality australia auspath

The Australian Psychological Society has blasted claims published by The Australian newspaper that a “social contagion” is influencing transgender youth’s gender identities. The Australian newspaper has come under fire for publishing dozens of anti-trans stories over the past month. Many quote health practitioners with no experience treating gender dysphoria. On September 4, the newspaper published …

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equality australia transgender victoria melbourne birth certificates gender

A bill to allow transgender and gender diverse Victorians to change the sex marker on their birth certificate without surgery has passed its final vote. Trans rights advocates cheered the passage of the amendment to the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act in the state parliament’s upper house on Tuesday night. Victorian Attorney-General Jill …

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man holding shopping bag pink gender roles study stock photo

A new study out of the US has suggested that traditional gender stereotypes are causing some men to dodge efforts to be environmentally-friendly. According to Pennsylvania University Professor of Psychology Janet K. Swim, men can be unwilling to perform environmentally friendly tasks if they perceive them as “gendered”, such as using reusable shopping bags. “There …

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jonathan van ness queer eye non-binary

Queer Eye‘s grooming guru Jonathan Van Ness has revealed he identifies as non-binary. The Netflix star told Out magazine that he “prefers he/him pronouns but does not identify as a man.” “The older I get, the more I think that I’m non-binary — I’m gender nonconforming,” he said. “Like, some days I feel like a …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark legislation that will benefit Tasmania’s transgender community has passed its final parliamentary hurdle and will become law. Tasmania’s Lower House passed the Marriage Amendments Bill on Wednesday with the support of Labor, the Greens, and Liberal speaker Sue Hickey crossing the floor to vote to proceed the debate. The legislation passed the state’s Upper …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark law reforms benefiting Tasmania’s transgender community have passed the state’s Upper House and are set to become law within days, advocates say. The state’s Upper House finalised amendments to the landmark gender reforms on Thursday evening following a marathon three day debate. The legislation will remove the requirement for surgery before gender on birth …

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Sam Smith non-binary

Sam Smith has revealed in a new interview that he does not identify with any one gender and considers himself non-binary and genderqueer. The singer has appeared on the first episode of actress Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Live show I Weigh Interviews. In the candid half-hour interview, Smith discussed his relationship with his own body image …

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forced transgender divorces

Transgender people in Western Australia will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the state government on Tuesday. Under the previous law, trans people needed to be unmarried before their birth certificate can be updated, essentially requiring them to make a …

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