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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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The majority of Queensland’s transgender community would prefer to have a gender marker on their driver’s licence. That’s the view of Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland president Gina Mather who told QNews she believed 70 per cent of her community would prefer the information had not been removed. Ms Mather (pictured) also was nonplussed by …

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There’s always room for change when it comes to equality. But UK retail giant Topshop’s decision to allow people of all genders to use any dressing room has sparked fierce debate. The change was brought to light by London-based performance artist and writer Travis Alabanza (pictured), who tweeted Topshop to complain after being denied access …

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