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A Queensland parliamentary committee has been told of the unfair hurdles transgender people face to obtain legal recognition of their gender. Brisbane trans woman Roz Dickson addressed the committee, which is examining a bill introduced by the Queensland government this month that would scrap a law requiring trans people to be unmarried before they can …

The Australian Law Reform Commission has encouraged LGBTIQ people to have their say in its review of the Australian family law system. The review will cover 47 broad questions around the Family Law Act 1975, and in an issues paper released on Wednesday the ALRC asks how the accessibility of the family law system can …

Queensland Marriage

A Sunshine Coast woman with terminal cancer and her partner have been revealed as the first Australian same-sex couple to legally marry. The marriage between Jo Grant and Jill Kindt was held on December 15 and was allowed to proceed without the usual 30-day waiting period because Jo was terminally ill with a rare form …

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 …

The Queensland government has said it will take steps early next year to address the state’s “forced transgender divorce” laws preventing trans Queenslanders from updating their birth certificates while married. Under Queensland law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can update the sex …

Parenthood is dynamic. Just when you think you have it nailed, your child is bound to cartwheel into a baffling new phase of development and turn life on its head. Chris and Sophiaan (pictured, left to right) learned this indisputable truth of family life soon after becoming the foster fathers of an eight-year-old boy. The …

Gay Queensland men will now be able to apply to have their historical gay sex convictions expunged from their criminal records. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions. On Tuesday night, the Queensland government passed …

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