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Rita Panahi didn't like Gottmik's runway on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

Gottmik responds to conservatives gagged by Drag Race runway

Transgender RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Gottmik has responded after her top surgery-inspired runway riled up conservatives. During Friday’s episode of All Stars 9, the category was A Tail and Two Titties. The ridiculously talented drag artist, who uses he/him pronouns but she/her pronouns while in drag, walked out onto the Drag Race runway topless, with …

MPs and advocates hold up trans flags at Queensland parliament

Queensland’s new birth certificate laws begin next month

Queensland’s new birth certificate laws benefiting trans and gender-diverse Queenslanders as well as same-sex parents come into effect next month. The laws passed the Queensland parliament in June last year. The changes will finally come into effect on June 24, 2024. Under the new laws, trans and gender-diverse people will no longer be required to …

Miriam Rivera

Death of a Reality Star: New doco explores life of Miriam Rivera

A new documentary is set to explore the life and untimely death of Miriam Rivera. Miriam famously starred in the 2004 British reality television series There’s Something About Miriam. The show’s premise saw ‘six red-blooded lads’ fly out to a multi-million dollar Ibizan villa in the hope of impressing ‘one stunning babe’. The twist? Unbeknownst …

Thousands join Brisbane Pride March in the CBD in 2023

Queensland’s hate crime and vilification laws just got stronger

Big changes to Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act have come into effect, meaning tougher penalties for hate crimes and improved vilification protections under Queensland law. The changes came into effect on Monday (April 29). There’s now tougher penalties for crimes “motivated by hatred or serious contempt” on the basis of a victim’s sexuality, gender identity, sex characteristics, …

New Zealand icon Georgina Beyer was the first out transgender MP

First trans MP Georgina Beyer to get memorial statue

Locals have called for the world’s first out transgender MP, New Zealand’s late Georgina Beyer, to be immortalised with a memorial statue in her hometown. Georgina was elected mayor of regional New Zealand town Carterton in 1995. She then went on to win a seat in parliament for the Labour Party in 1999. The trailblazer …

Queer Liberation Boorloo hold a transgender rights rally in Western Australia

WA finally moves to reform Australia’s worst gender laws

The Western Australian government will introduce a bill to parliament this week to reform gender recognition laws in the state, which remain some of the worst in Australia. WA is the only Australian jurisdiction to still require trans people to go before a Gender Reassignment Board before updating their ID documents. Advocates have slammed this …

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr's government passes gender laws

ACT reforms will make big difference to gender diverse people

LGBTIQ+ groups have applauded reforms in the ACT that remove “cruel and unnecessary” barriers to gender recognition in the territory. The ACT parliament passed the reforms by 12 votes to 5 last week. The new laws provide a greater choice of gender descriptors on birth certificates. Under the reforms, a person can also update their …

amari keys

Watch: Transgender contestant Amari Keys on American Idol

Transgender contestant Amari Keys started with an acoustic cover of Britney Spears’ Toxic on American Idol before revealing she’s transgender. Scroll down for the vid. The 28-year-old usually works as a waitress. However, she impressed American Idol judges with her impressive vocal range. Katy Perry complemented the performance but asked to hear more. She asked …

Tamworth trans woman Dianne hugs a partner on Better Date Than Never

Tamworth Pride’s Dianne returns to Better Date Than Never

Two familiar faces return in the second season of the ABC’s dating series Better Date Than Never tonight. The show, from the creators of Love on the Spectrum, started last year, introducing viewers to a cast of Aussies who for various reasons had never been on a date before. Two of the queer Aussies from …

Trans Justice Project gathers on the steps of Victorian Parliament

AMA calls for ‘urgent’ improvements to gender-affirming care

Australia’s peak medical body has called for urgent improvements to gender-affirming care access and to protect the doctors who provide it. The Australia Medical Association published its 2023 position statement last week. The statement addresses a wide range of LGBTQIA+ health areas. The AMA calls on the federal government to “urgently enhance access” to gender-affirming …

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