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Elliot Page has opened up about his gender identity journey in his first interview since coming out as trangender last December. The Juno and Inception actor spoke to TIME magazine after coming out as transgender last December. Page spoke of his struggle with his gender identity stretched back to childhood, as early as age nine. …

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Longtime Tasmanian transgender rights advocate Martine Delaney has been inducted into her state’s Honour Roll of Women. The award goes to those for “outstanding accomplishments and contribution” to the state. The 63-year-old (pictured above left) is the first trans woman to receive the honour. For many years in Tasmania, Delaney has advocated for trans equality …

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LGBTIQ advocates have criticised federal Labor for “weak and diminished” commitments to LGBTIQ+ equality in its new draft policy platform. Labor is holding their national conference virtually on March 30 and 31. Over 400 delegates will get a say on the new draft platform during the conference. However responding to the latest draft, just.equal spokesperson …

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University of Melbourne academics have called for the removal of a colleague’s website inviting anonymous submissions of encounters with transgender women. Earlier this week, lecturer Holly Lawford-Smith created the website, NoConflictTheySaid.org. She wrote that the site is in response to birth certificate legislation around Australia benefiting trans people that “replaces sex with gender identity”. The …

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Pediatrician Michelle Telfer, who heads the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne gender clinic, has slammed News Corp’s The Australian newspaper for publishing fearmongering “disinformation” on transgender healthcare. In 2019, the Australian newspaper was slammed for anti-transgender bias after launching a dedicated “Gender” section on its website featuring overwhelming negatively coverage. Associate Professor Telfer featured frequently in …

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Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival, starting this week, is allowing audiences across Australia to create their own festival experience with on-demand streaming options. This year’s festival features over 90 films to choose from, including a variety of shorts, documentaries, and narratives both heartbreaking and humorous. Cinema sessions and streaming options are on offer during …

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“Nature loves diversity. Unfortunately, society hates it.” This quote from the grandfather of gender diversity Micky Diamond summarises so much about the unnecessary damage done to many in our LGBTIQ+ communities. Gender and sexual diversity is in our species DNA. However, sadly, our brains also hard-wired wariness of others who seem different to ourselves. Consequently, …

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Survivors of so-called “conversion therapy” have applauded the Victorian parliament for passing a “world-leading” bill to outlaw the practices. The new legislation makes it illegal to try and change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria. Under the reforms, any person who seriously harms another with the practices could face up …

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Over 15,000 people have signed a petition created by a transgender 18-year-old from the Sunshine Coast calling for birth certificate reform. In Queensland, transgender people are required to undergo expensive and invasive gender affirmation surgery before they can update the gender markers on their birth certificate. Lorelei Tuxworth, who lives in Buderim, started the Change.org …

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Australia’s Red Cross Lifeblood service has eased long-standing blood donation rules for gay, bi and transgender donors across the country. Gay, bi and some trans donors are now permitted to give blood if they have been celibate for three months. The new rule is a reduction from the previous waiting period of 12 months, which …

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