Activism led by transgender people has meant there is a growing awareness around the issues they face in the broader community, but what about their families? Stephen A Russell talks to a mother about her journey with her trans daughter. >>>
Outspoken homophobe and Australian Army Reserve Major Bernard Gaynor has hit out at the Australian Defense Force issuing a set of rainbow gay pride cufflinks and lapel pins, claiming ‘normal’ Australians would ‘shudder’ at the thought.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will seek to pass a law ensuring transgender people don’t have to undergo surgery before they can be recognized as their preferred gender and will create a new category for intersex people and those of indeterminate sex. >>>
Although undoubtedly formulated with commendable intent, the Key administration's Harmful Digital Communications Bill is inadequate in some areas. In 2012, the New Zealand Law Commission reported back to current Justice Minister Judith Collins with its analysis, a report entitled Harmful Digital Communications: The Adequacy of Current Sanctions. >>>
Christian group Christian Snippets Australia has blamed this month’s catastrophic bushfires in the state of New South Wales on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, saying they were a final warning from God. >>>
Saturday marks Intersex Awareness Day. In a nod to Stonewall, it commemorates the first public protest by American intersex activists. The event marks a good moment to pause and reflect. In the past year we have achieved the inclusion of “intersex status” in anti-discrimination legislation for the first time, improved access to Medicare and the establishment of federal guidelines for gender recognition.
Nationwide protests have been planned for next month in response to the Federal Government’s attempts to overturn successfully enacted state or territory based same-sex marriage laws through the High Court.
Criticism over Geelong police station’s response to the sexual assault of a gay man have prompted the victim to seek monetary compensation, and initiated an investigation of the incident by Victoria Police.