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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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gender stereotyping

When I was pregnant with my son, friends and acquaintances concluded we knew the sex of our baby. My Facebook posts of baby clothing I bought before the birth probably contributed to that. Pink cat socks? Must be a girl! A toddler soccer kit? You didn’t tell me you were having a boy? Actually, we …

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Japan LGBT

Japan will continue to force trans people to undergo sterilising surgery if they want to be officially recognised by their chosen gender. Four justices from Japan’s Supreme Court this week unanimously voted against an appeal filed by trans man Takakito Usui who wanted to have his gender legally changed from female to male in official …

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Birth Certificate Reforms

Federal Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert has said the federal government should intervene to stop state governments from making sex markers optional on birth certificates, but transgender advocates say the MP has misunderstood the legislation. Last month, Tasmania’s lower house passed legislation that would make the displaying of sex markers on birth certificates optional. The data …

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One of the major anti-marriage equality campaign groups, Marriage Alliance, has rebranded as “Binary Australia” to fight against transgender and intersex rights. Binary Australia was established last month under the company name Gender Awareness Australia Ltd and is headed by longtime anti-transgender campaigner Kirralie Smith (pictured, left), who is running as a Senate candidate for …

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Scott Morrison religious freedom gay student Anti-Discrimination Laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been urged to meet meet transgender, gender diverse and intersex Tasmanians and their families after describing transgender law reform as “ridiculous”. On Tuesday night, nine historic changes aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage Act passed the state’s Lower House, including …

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Transforming Tasmania

Tasmania is a step closer to become the first Australian jurisdiction to make the inclusion of sex markers on birth certificates optional, after the state’s Lower House passed the reforms. Nine historic changes put forward by Labor and Greens aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage …

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Queenslander Bonnie Hart has been recognised for advocacy on intersex rights at this year’s Trans Awards in Brisbane. The Trans Awards is the night of nights for the local transgender and gender diverse communities, recognising and celebrating the achievements of community members and supporters. On Sunday evening, Bonnie was presented with the ATSAQ Community Achievement …

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gender inequality

By Michelle Brady, University of Queensland and Belinda Hewitt, University of Melbourne One year ago, Australians were asked “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. The answer was a resounding “yes” – more than 60% of those who expressed a view backed marriage equality. The anniversary of this historic moment offers …

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Peer support group PFLAG Toowoomba is hosting a free information evening next week to benefit parents, families and supporters of LGBTIQ+ young people. The seminar, Supporting LGBTIQ+ youth: keeping our children safe and well, will focus on youth mental health and will hear from two experienced psychologists from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Olivia Donaghy and …

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