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By Joanna McIntyre, University of the Sunshine Coast As a term and concept, “transgender” is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey; Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments regarding “gender whisperers”; and the University of …

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Jamie Durie at Natuzzi

When it comes to TV horticulturalist, interior designer and eco-conscious warrior Jamie Durie’s latest foray into furniture, the phrase ‘grass roots’ has multiple applications. Collaborating with established high-quality brand Natuzzi Italia, Jamie has designed the stunning Amber collection to reflect his values as an homage not only to his Australian heritage, but to the landscape …

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Askdocq

What vitamins and supplements should you be taking? The short version of this article would be one word – nothing! All the ingredients you need for a healthy body are found in a well-balanced diet. But everyone’s taking something – surely there must be something to all these pills, powders and potions? And some of …

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India Delhi Pride

By Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland The Indian Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality, overturning a 157-year ban on consensual gay sex. In a nearly 500-page unanimous decision issued on Sept. 6, India’s highest court affirmed that “whenever the constitutional courts come across a situation of transgression or dereliction in the sphere of fundamental rights which …

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By Son Vivienne, RMIT University In recent months, there has been much heated discussion about the way gender-neutral pronouns (they, them, theirs) are being introduced as alternatives to the more conventional “he” and “she” in offices, schools and public institutions. Earlier this year, for instance, Qantas encouraged staff to adopt gender-inclusive language with customers, using …

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Anthony Callea needing a shave

Anthony Callea first burst onto the national stage on Australian Idol in 2004 and since his debut, he’s forged an enviable career spanning fourteen years. He’ll return to Brisbane to headline this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day and sat down for a chat with Michael James on the Gold Coast stop of his recent …

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Esther My Health Record

Aboriginal LGBTI woman, Esther Montgomery, is living with a number of chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and stage 2 renal disease. She is encouraging everyone to find out the facts about My Health Record to decide whether it’s right for them. “The whole point of My Health Record is that …

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By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University There is currently no consistent standard of sex, sexuality, gender and respectful relationships education across Australian schools. Each state and territory makes decisions about what they teach in schools. Additionally, religious schools have exemptions under anti-discrimination laws to decide how they approach these issues, and whether they include them …

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