Advocates and activists from the LGBTI community have largely welcomed the recommendations of a Senate committee looking at the Federal Government’s proposed national anti-discrimination laws, with the committee suggesting religious exemptions be tightened for service providers, protections be strengthened for transgender people and that intersex people receive specific inclusion under any new legislation.
Any future changes to the Marriage Act must ensure it is gender-neutral so the law can reflect the fact that our biological sex doesn’t determine our personality, our relationship roles nor who we are attracted to, writes Ben Cooper.
From advocacy and media to arts and entertainment, Gay News Network lists Australia's most talented, intriguing and promising people from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities to watch in 2013.
Sydney actor Andrew Guy, formerly Anna, is documenting his journey through gender transition. But before the film is even finished, he’s already making waves both in the LGBT and mainstream communities. By Serkan Ozturk.
Groups and organisations representing the country’s diverse sex and gender (DSG) community have called for the Federal Government to urgently act on the recommendations of a groundbreaking report released by the National LGBTI Health Alliance last week.
To coincide with this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, actor, filmmaker and transman, Andrew Guy, will launch a trailer from his upcoming feature documentary that takes a look at his gender transition process from being Anna to Andy.
A senior political strategist within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has publicly revealed her gender transition with the Army confirming Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor will continue on in her position as speechwriter to Army chief, Lieutenant General David Morrison.
An official function inside NSW Parliament will help mark this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance which will be held for the fourteenth time next Tuesday to commemorate the lives of those lost or curtailed simply for being transgendered.
Intersex and other sex and gender diverse people are celebrating the release of the Tasmanian Government’s proposed amendments to the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act which will provide stronger protection for the transgender community and for the first time anywhere in Australia include specific protections for intersex people.
Cabaret performer Trevor Ashley and the Sydney Opera House have apologised but say their new show trAnnie will still go on despite some members of the transgender community voicing concerns the panto perpetuates negative stereotypes.