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A new national, peer-led organisation for trans advocacy and support has begun campaigning for transgender equality in Australia. Trans Health Australia, previously known as a Facebook information and news group, will now provide a national forum and campaign for rights of trans and gender diverse communities throughout Australia. Founder Melody Moore is joined by journalist …

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The Queensland government has extended the deadline for LGBTI Queenslanders to have their say in a review to improve legal recognition of their identities and their families. The state government announced the review last month looking into how the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act can be improved. As part of the review, …

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Allowing transgender young people to use their chosen names significantly reduces their risk of depression and suicide, according to a new study by the University of Texas. Researchers interviewed 129 US transgender young people aged 15 to 21, asking if they were able to use their chosen names when at school, home, work, and with …

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A Queensland parliamentary committee has been told of the unfair hurdles transgender people face to obtain legal recognition of their gender. Brisbane trans woman Roz Dickson addressed the committee, which is examining a bill introduced by the Queensland government this month that would scrap a law requiring trans people to be unmarried before they can …

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A community BBQ is planned in Brisbane to mark the International Trans Day of Visibility this weekend. Since 2009, March 31 has been recognised around the world as the Trans Day of Visibility, with an aim to celebrate the diversity of the transgender community and raise awareness of the work still needed to end the …

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US LGBTIQ advocates have blasted the Trump administration’s new policy banning most transgender people from military service. On Friday evening, the White House announced in a memo that transgender people “with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria” requiring medication, surgery or other treatment would be disqualified from military service “except under certain limited circumstances,” …

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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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