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Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich will introduce a discrimination-busting omnibus Equality Bill to his state’s parliament ahead of Sydney’s WorldPride festival next year. Greenwich, who is gay, announced he’d start months of “multi-partisan” and stakeholder consultation on the new reform legislation. “The equality bill will be ready in time for both Sydney WorldPride, when the …

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Tasmanian chicken breeder Rob Wilson has spoken out about his lifelong journey as an intersex Australian. The 66-year-old is ranked the seventh-best chicken breeder in the world. Rob’s chickens command a price in the thousands from all over Australia, and he’s sold eggs worldwide. He has told ABC program Back Roads that he is intersex. …

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Years-long efforts by intersex Australians to ban non-consensual and unnecessary surgeries have received a major push from the Australian Human Rights Commission. Intersex refers to people born with genetic, hormonal or physical sex characteristics not conforming to stereotypes of male or female bodies. Intersex people have a diversity of bodies and identities, with around 70 …

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Gender testing began because the International Olympic Committee refused to believe ‘real’ women could or should participate in traditionally male track events. The all-male IOC insisted the fairer sex’s fragility made events like the 800m impossible for the delicate female constitution. However, 20th-century testing failed to identify male imposters. Instead, it evolved to exclude women …

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LGBTIQ advocates are frustrated yet another Australian Census won’t ask about sexual orientation and gender identity, keeping queer communities largely invisible. The Australian Bureau of Statistics runs the national Census every five years. This year’s official Census night is on Tuesday, August 10. Forms are now hitting mailboxes across Australia. The Census’ national population data …

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Olympic regulation excludes some female athletes unless they artificially lower their natural testosterone levels. The Olympics intersex rule puts the lie to the Games motto, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’. For those athletes, it might better read, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – except you!’ Read also: The sordid history of gender testiing and the Olympic Games. …

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South Australian Liberal Senator Alex Antic has vowed to oppose efforts to allow “X” gender markers for non-binary Australians on passports, despite Australia introducing them ten years ago. Senator Antic (pictured) made the comments on Cory Bernardi’s Sky News program Bernardi last week. The pair were criticising the US government’s plans to provide an “X” …

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Olympic great Caster Semenya will probably not run at the Tokyo Olympics. World Athletics will only allow her to compete if she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. Classified by World Athletics as an athlete with differences in sex development (DSD), Caster Semenya refuses to medically re-engineer her body. She told the Guardian she …

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National advocacy group Just-Equal has written to national leaders urging stronger workplace protection for transgender, gender diverse and intersex Australians. Spokesperson for Just-Equal, Brian Greig, said the group wrote to the federal minister to urge reform. “The Fair Work Act must explicitly and equally protect trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians from workplace discrimination. “At …

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LGBTIQ advocates today welcomed a new report giving Tasmania’s gender reforms the all-clear. They also called for the criminalisation of surgical intervention on intersex children. Scroll down for video explainers The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (TLRI) report says Tasmania’s groundbreaking new gender laws have had a beneficial impact since they were enacted over a year …

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