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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has removed being transgender from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), declassifying it as a mental illness. On Monday the World Health Organization (WHO) published the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which moves “gender incongruence” to a new chapter, Conditions Related to Sexual Health. WHO says …

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Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese will take part in the Dublin Pride march on June 30. The theme for the Pride event is ‘We Are Family’, and she has clearly taken it to heart, saying that most of her extended family plans to attend. McAleese said she would march with her son, Justin, and his …

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Transgender teenagers under the age of 16 should be able to access hormone therapy in some circumstances, according to new guidelines published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The new Australian guidelines published on Monday say doctors should recommend hormone therapy not based on an “inflexible” chronological age but on the child’s individual circumstances, in …

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Discrimination is keeping some gay men from reaching high-level managerial positions, a new study has suggested. The research, which analysed data from almost 650,000 working-age adults in the UK, is the first large-scale evidence of the understudied sexual orientation gap in the workplace. While the study found gay men outperform straight men in lower level …

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It’s the royal wedding of the year. It’s no longer about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who walked down the aisle on May 19 at Windsor Castle. Nor is it about the wedding of Celia McCorquodale, Harry’s cousin and a niece of the late Princess Diana, who said “I do” to George Woodhouse at a …

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Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. At the ceremony at …

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After 15 years together, Allen Jones and Dits Preece were married at their home in Platte Saline on the tiny island of Alderney on Saturday. It is the first same-sex wedding on the isle after Channel Island voted to legalise marriage equality in October last year, with that decision becoming law last week. Allen and …

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Katter’s Australian Party leader Robbie Katter has called for legal protection for Queenslanders who refuse to use gender neutral language in workplaces and universities. Katter, who is the son of federal North Queensland MP Bob Katter, plans to introduce a “He Said, She Said” bill to change anti-discrimination law to ensure people are not subject …

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