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intersex


Australian Marriage Law

By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Wednesday, November 15 2017, Northbridge Plaza, Perth, 7.00am: “Yes responses, 7,817,247, representing 61.6% …” read the chief statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, on the big screen. The huge crowd erupted. Hugging, crying, comfort, joy. That was one of the happiest moments of my life, …

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Darlington Statement

ANZ has became the first major publicly listed company in Australia and New Zealand to endorse the Darlington Statement, an agenda of priorities created by a group of intersex community advocates last year. The company said it agrees to the priorities set out in the Darlington Statement and made the decision to endorse it following …

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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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The Australian Bureau of Statistics is considering asking Australians if they are male, female, intersex or transgender on the next Census after receiving “strong interest” in collecting more specific information on sex and gender identity in the five-yearly national survey. In a report released on Wednesday, the ABS said it had received more than 450 …

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Facebook Rainbow

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are among more than 50 companies to sign a joint letter opposing the Trump administration’s leaked proposal to roll back legal rights and protections for transgender people. Last month, the New York Times obtained a Department of Health and Human Services memo revealing the Trump administration may legally define …

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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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Darlington Statement

A group of intersex allies have been for their advocacy and support with nominations for the inaugural Darling award, to be handed out on Intersex Awareness Day tomorrow. Intersex Awareness Day is held on October 26 every year to raise awareness of intersex people and educate the public about the issues affecting them. Intersex people …

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Intersex advocates

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for submissions from intersex people on how to best protect their human rights. Intersex people are born with characteristics that don’t fit the typical definitions of “female” or “male”, and physical variations in intersex people can include chromosomes, hormones and anatomy. Nearly two-percent of the population is …

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Australian drag queens appear on the ABC series You Can't Ask That

The ABC’s eye-opening series You Can’t Ask That Is returning next year and producers are looking for intersex Australians to appear on the show to answer those questions that people are too afraid to ask. The fascinating show allows people from marginalised or misunderstood groups and communities to answer questions – some ignorant, some well-meaning, …

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Deb Frecklington

Queensland opposition leader Deb Frecklington has slammed calls to allow intersex Queenslanders an option other than male or female on their birth certificates. Last month the Queensland government announced a review into the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act, and released a discussion paper exploring how Queensland “can improve the legal recognition of …

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