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By Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights. In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Then, this past October, The New York Times obtained a memo indicating that the administration was considering narrowly defining gender “as a biological, immutable condition determined …

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The Northern Territory parliament has passed laws allowing transgender people to affirm their gender on their birth certificates while staying married to the partners and without undergoing gender reassignment surgery. The so-called “forced divorce” law, a leftover from when same-sex marriages were illegal, required trans people in the NT to be unmarried before their birth …

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transgender human rights

A gang of dozens of men have reportedly stripped, beaten and humiliated two transgender women in West Java in Indonesia this week. The group of 50 to 60 men attacked the two victims with a metal rod on Monday night, forcing one of the women to remove her clothes before insulting her body and cutting …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been urged to meet meet transgender, gender diverse and intersex Tasmanians and their families after describing transgender law reform as “ridiculous”. On Tuesday night, nine historic changes aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage Act passed the state’s Lower House, including …

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Transforming Tasmania

Tasmania is a step closer to become the first Australian jurisdiction to make the inclusion of sex markers on birth certificates optional, after the state’s Lower House passed the reforms. Nine historic changes put forward by Labor and Greens aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage …

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Queenslander Bonnie Hart has been recognised for advocacy on intersex rights at this year’s Trans Awards in Brisbane. The Trans Awards is the night of nights for the local transgender and gender diverse communities, recognising and celebrating the achievements of community members and supporters. On Sunday evening, Bonnie was presented with the ATSAQ Community Achievement …

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UK actor, director and trans activist Jake Graf has released a powerful short film that he’s hoping will shine a light on the struggles faced by young transgender people. Released during Transgender Awareness Week this week, the short film Listen shares the inner thoughts of a group of transgender teens as they face bullying and …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics is considering asking Australians if they are male, female, intersex or transgender on the next Census after receiving “strong interest” in collecting more specific information on sex and gender identity in the five-yearly national survey. In a report released on Wednesday, the ABS said it had received more than 450 …

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Events have been planned around Queensland and across the country to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week this week. Trans Awareness Week is recognised internationally in the second week of November each year to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. The week culminates next Monday with …

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Queensland boxer Jeff Horn has disowned social media posts criticising Anthony Mundine’s views on homosexuality and threatened to dump his promoters for publishing them to his accounts without his permission. The boxer’s promoter Dean Lonergan told the Courier-Mail last weekend they would have gay and transgender people join women in carrying round cards at Horn’s …

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