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international pronouns day

Sexual orientation, gender identity, and pronouns remain contentious issues in the general community and even sometimes in LGBTIQ communities. Indeed, some people struggle to keep up with the terminology. So on International Pronouns Day, here’s a crossword to help in understanding. Scroll down for crossword Humans, are now and always were, all the same, but …

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Athletics governing body the IAAF has halved transgender female athletes’ allowed testosterone levels in new regulations. Competitors must now keep their levels of natural testosterone below five nanomoles per litre of blood in order to compete in the female category, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations. The IAAF’s previous limit for natural testosterone …

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Actor and fashionista Billy Porter has confirmed he is playing Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother in a new film adaptation. Rumours of Porter discussing the role with producers first circulated last week. But according to Deadline, the camp actor himself confirmed he had been cast during a Q&A at the The New Yorker Festival. The new “Cinderella” …

Census

By Brendan Churchill, University of Melbourne There’s an old maxim: not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. But there are some things we should count, and gender and sexual diversity are among them. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has abandoned preparations to ask questions about sexual orientation …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has axed plans to include questions about people’s sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2021 census. The census is conducted every five years, with the data used to shape the country’s infrastructure and services. The ABS will begin early testing of the 2021 census in New South Wales this …

us high school teacher peter vlaming virginia transgender religious discrimination

A US high school teacher sacked last year for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns is now suing school officials for religious discrimination. In the lawsuit, filed this week, French teacher Peter Vlaming said he was fired by West Point High School in Virginia after refusing to use “he” and “him” pronouns when …

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Australia’s peak transgender healthcare body AusPATH has said so-called “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria” is not a condition recognised by any major health organisation. The phrase emerged through a 2018 study by US health researcher Lisa Littman. The study suggests a “social and peer contagion” is causing increasing numbers of young people to identify as transgender, …

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Mattel has launched a new line of gender-nonconforming dolls designed to “keep labels out and invite everyone in”. Unlike Mattel’s Barbie and Ken, the new “Creatable World” line of dolls come with a variety of accessories to encourage more creative play for children. The doll kits consist of a young doll with no gender-identifying features …

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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 …

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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