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Lesbians Incorporated

Community group Lesbians Incorporated is offering grants of up to $1000 each for projects around the country that support lesbians or queer women. Lesbians Inc is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that advocates for and supports all lesbians and queer women including those who are transgender, non-binary, bisexual, queer or asexual. Since 2000, the group has …

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New South Wales LGBTIQ community group Rainbow Families has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to develop new resources to support transgender and gender diverse parents. Co-chair Mat Howard said there were very few resources available to provide guidance to them, and that needed to change. “For families where one or more parents are …

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The Queensland government has introduced legislation to parliament that would remove the need for transgender Queenslanders to get divorced in order to have their gender officially recognised. Under state law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the trans partner can update the gender marker on their …

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Chilean drama film A Fantastic Woman has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars, as the film’s acclaimed star became the ceremony’s first openly transgender presenter. Directed by Sebastián Lelio, A Fantastic Woman stars 28-year-old transgender actress Daniela Vega as trans woman Marina, who faces prejudice and discrimination from society …

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Trans-Tasman rivalry is nothing new… but New Zealand has fought back to ensure transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard can lift gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Weightlifting New Zealand has shunned claims by its Australian counterpart that Kiwi weightlifter Hubbard should be banned from the Games. Garry Marshall, president of Olympic Weightlifting …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

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A prestigious Toowoomba girls’ school has welcomed its first transgender student. The Glennie School principal Kim Cohen wrote to parents to inform them of the news, The Chronicle reports. Mrs Cohen (pictured above) had hoped to give the student “time to settle before informing the community of her situation” to allow for people to get …

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Transgender AFL player Hannah Mouncey’s sporting future has become a political football. Mouncey, who has played in the ACT women’s league after beginning her gender transition in 2015, met with league officials last week as they contemplate her latest application to play in Victoria. Mouncey arrived at AFL House in Melbourne seeking answers about her …

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Indonesian police have raided beauty salons in Aceh province and shamed a group of transgender hairdressers. The women had their heads shaved and were forced to wear men’s clothes in what police say was part of their “coaching” to behave like “real men”. Local Police Chief Ahmad Untung Surianata told the BBC: “We are holding …

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A Melbourne council has announced an after-hours “swim night” event for transgender and gender diverse swimmers next month. The City of Darebin said the event at Reservoir Leisure Reserve north of Melbourne would be closed to the public to give transgender and gender diverse swimmers the chance for a “stress-free” swim. “To create a safe …

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