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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

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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Bonnie Hart at Trans Awards 2018

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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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Tasmanian Labor has walked back a commitment to remove sex markers from birth certificates, instead calling for parents being able to choose whether the information is recorded. Labor had previously joined the Tasmanian Greens in calling for gender markers to be removed from birth certificates in an Australian-first move to benefit transgender people, as the state’s …

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Prime minister Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed a federal Labor proposal to debate the removal of sex markers from birth certificates at its upcoming national conference. Morrison tweeted on Wednesday that “a Liberal National Government will never remove gender from birth certificates, licenses and passports,” despite many states – including Morrison’s home state of New South …

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Transgender Teenager

By Fiona Kelly and Hannah Robert, La Trobe University Next month, Tasmania’s parliament will consider a bill that would remove sex from birth certificates. If it passes, it would be the first state in Australia to take such a step. Under the proposed law, a baby’s sex would still be recorded in the register of births …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocates have welcomed moves in the state to remove gender markers from birth certificates. Last week, the Tasmanian Liberal Government tabled amendments to legislation removing the need for transgender people to divorce their partners if they want to change their gender marker on their birth certificates. The reform is required by federal law …

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male female restroom toilet sign stock photo

By Joanna McIntyre, University of the Sunshine Coast As a term and concept, “transgender” is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey; Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments regarding “gender whisperers”; and the University of …

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India Delhi Pride

By Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland The Indian Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality, overturning a 157-year ban on consensual gay sex. In a nearly 500-page unanimous decision issued on Sept. 6, India’s highest court affirmed that “whenever the constitutional courts come across a situation of transgression or dereliction in the sphere of fundamental rights which …

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