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The non-binary flag, a stock photo

By Son Vivienne, RMIT University In recent months, there has been much heated discussion about the way gender-neutral pronouns (they, them, theirs) are being introduced as alternatives to the more conventional “he” and “she” in offices, schools and public institutions. Earlier this year, for instance, Qantas encouraged staff to adopt gender-inclusive language with customers, using …

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More than one million people have signed a petition calling for Queensland Senator Fraser Anning to be dumped from parliament.

Katter’s Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for invoking the Holocaust in a racist maiden speech delivered in parliament. The Queensland senator told the upper house on Tuesday night that Australia should ban the immigration of Muslims to Australia and return to a European-only immigration system as a “final solution,” invoking the …

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch origin of love

Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell dared to do what no one else would – tell the story of an East German punk-rock singer and her botched sex change operation. Originally a musical, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch was released a few years later to critical acclaim and quickly achieved cult status within …

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The non-binary flag, a stock photo

An inclusive Brisbane event will be held this Saturday to celebrate International Non-Binary Day. The day is recognised on July 14 every year, and one of the event’s organisers Jade Mirabito said the event came about in response to transphobia and to give Brisbane’s gender diverse community and their allies a safe, inclusive place to …

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Brisbane non-binary activist Jade Mirabito performs on stage

By Jade Mirabito Gosh, gender is a bizarre thing. It took me many years to carve out a nook that feels comfortable in regards to terminology, expression, presentation, language for me and my body, spaces I can use, and so many countless little things you don’t really realise is a decision you can make until …

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Katter Fear Gender Neutral language

Katter’s Australian Party leader Robbie Katter has called for legal protection for Queenslanders who refuse to use gender neutral language in workplaces and universities. Katter, who is the son of federal North Queensland MP Bob Katter, plans to introduce a “He Said, She Said” bill to change anti-discrimination law to ensure people are not subject …

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Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A 73-year-old woman’s poignant poem about using gender-neutral pronouns has gone viral on Twitter. The poem, fittingly titled “They”, was written by the elderly aunt of Theo Nicole Lorenz (pictured), a non-binary writer and artist from Minnesota. “My 73-year-old aunt wrote a poem about my pronouns in her church writing group and it’s the sweetest …

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Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie

Queensland LNP MP Jarrod Bleijie has been slammed on social media after complaining about a question about gender on the federal government’s myGov website. Bleijie wrote on Twitter this week, “I just phoned MyGov to change my address. After giving my personal details I was asked ‘and is it okay to identify you as a …

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Qantas Staff

Qantas staff have been told to stop using certain “gender inappropriate” words that people may take offence to, particularly those in the LGBTI community. An information package was sent out to airline employees ahead of the company’s Spirit of Inclusion month, according to The Daily Telegraph. “We want Qantas to be an inclusive workplace and …

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Census

New Zealand’s Statistics Minister James Shaw has blamed “silly answers” for the removal of LGBTI data from the country’s upcoming census. Last week, Statistics New Zealand announced the questions around sex and gender diversity and sexuality would be left out of the 2018 census, prompting frustration from the country’s LGBTI community. Mr Shaw said the …

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