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Supermarket giant Coles has announced that trans and gender diverse staff who are transitioning will be entitled to up to 10 days of paid gender affirmation leave. The supermarket giant’s legal and safety chief David Brewster said the policy change is an important step for the company’s commitment to workplace inclusion. “We know that we …

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The first trailer has dropped for the long-awaited reimagining of Queer as Folk, before it comes to streaming in Australia in three weeks. The new series, by US streaming service Peacock, follows a new group of friends in New Orleans after a devastating tragedy transforms their lives. Queer as Folk stars Devin Way as commitment-phobic …

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The Queensland Parliament has voted down a motion from Katter’s Australia Party leader Rob Katter against transgender women participating in women’s sports. On Wednesday Katter put forward the motion, calling on MPs to agree “allowing biological men to play in female sport will erode the integrity of female sport” and “anyone who supports biological men …

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Australia’s first openly transgender jockey, Tyler Leslight, yesterday claimed victory in his first ride on a TAB card. Although Tyler previously won a horse race in Gladstone last month, this was his first broadcast win. That meant a lot to Tyler because, as he told News Corp, his grandfather could watch the race. “My pop …

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Transgender Australians want Prime Minister Scott Morrison to meet with them and “educate himself” after a new attack on trans healthcare at a trainwreck press conference. On Tuesday morning, Prime Minster Scott Morrison again defended Sydney Liberal candidate Katherine Deves. Deves caused outrage with her derogatory commentary on trans people, and backtracked on an earlier …

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Tasmania’s LGBTIQ+ community have reported serious gaps in gender-affirming healthcare and mental health services, with discrimination still a problem. The Tasmanian government has released a new LGBTIQ+ survey, the largest ever of its kind. The survey comes as Tasmania commemorates the 25th anniversary of decriminalising homosexuality this month. The results will provide a new statewide …

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Dozens of women’s rights and gender equality organisations have signed an open letter denouncing politicians’ divisive rhetoric against transgender Australians in the federal election campaign. Gender equity group Fair Agenda has put out a joint statement, endorsed by more than 50 women’s rights, gender equity and safety groups, calling for an end to the corrosive …

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It has only been 25 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in every state and territory in Australia. Tasmania was the last state to do so on May 1, 1997. Before then, the state’s laws punished consensual sex between men with up to 25 years in prison. LGBTIQ+ advocate Rodney Croome AM was central to the …

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Former transgender Les Girls star Vonni will play much loved transgender character Bernadette in an upcoming Gold Coast production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Also in the cast: legendary Aussie actress and showgirl, Carlotta. If that’s not enough — there’s also pop sensation Paulini. Previously, mostly male actors portrayed Bernadette in productions of the …

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A lawyer working with victims of historical gay hate crimes has warned New South Wales’ judicial inquiry into the violence is “too narrow”, including for survivors who want answers. Last Saturday, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet launched the special commission of inquiry, headed by Supreme Court judge John Sackar. It will look into dozens of unsolved …

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