GQA Coffee Catch Ups
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Come and join us in Melbourne on the first Saturday of every month for chats and coffee in a friendly, judgement-free environment. All welcome, including (but never restricted to) Genderqueer, Gender Questioning and Trans peeps, their partners, family and friends. You’re welcome to get involved or come along to any …
New Queer Youth Group @ Macedon Ranges Health
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Are you 12 to 21 years of age, and identify as same-sex attracted, bisexual, intersex, transgender, gender diverse, queer, questioning or ally? Do you live, work, study or recreate in Macedon Ranges? If so, the Macedon Ranges Health Youth Clinic would love you to join their fortnightly queer youth social and support group! …
Yoga for Genderqueer
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Yoga for Genderqueer by Boigrrlwonder When creating or thinking about trans friendly/inclusive yoga, the main thought should be about being welcoming and inclusive, as often these spaces don’t feel so for those that don’t fit the mould. The second thought is about the description, what does it mean when a class …
Introducing Lee Carnie
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Lee Carnie is the latest lawyer to join the HRLC team. She commenced in May 2016 in the LGBTI Rights Unit. Lee is passionate about improving practical access to human rights for the LGBTI community. She has experience engaging in policy and law reform on the board of the Victorian …
Research: Call for Participants
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Relationship Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and  Transgender People: Flinders University Contact Dr Damien RiggsEmergent Diversities: Aboriginal Sex and Gender Diversities PHD Project University of Wollongong Contact Andrew Farrell Exposure to, and Impact of, Suicide In Australia: University of New England and Suicide Prevention Australia Contact Myfanwy Maple Trans* Pathways: The …
Call-out for Genderqueers
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Genderqueer Australia (GQA) received the following email from Tim Brown, a freelance film maker based in Northcote, Melbourne. “I have an opportunity to produce a short doc (up to 5 min) for a large and respected US online publication as part of their LGBTQ Pride Month coverage.  They are looking for Genderqueer stories from …
Survey on healthcare provided to the LGBTQ community
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Jillian Scheer, M.A., and Dr. V. Paul Poteat at Boston College are conducting an online study on healthcare provided to the LGBTQ community with the goal of improving services for their community. The purpose of this study is to better understand the experiences and health of LGBTQ individuals as well as the quality …
Queer Youth in the Macedon Ranges
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Queer Youth Group @ Macedon Ranges Health Youth Clinic Are you 12 to 21 years of age, and identify as same-sex attracted, bisexual, intersex, transgender, gender diverse, queer, questioning or ally? Do you live, work, study or recreate in Macedon Ranges? If so, we would love you to join our …
Celebrating LGBTI Carers in the West
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A FREE community event. Celebrate LGBTI carers and people caring for LGBTI partners, friends and family members. Learn about inclusive support services. Guest MC: Kelly Parry Speakers: Ro Allen (Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality) Dr Philomena Horsley (Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria) LGBTI Carers Panel followed by Q&A: Philomena Horsley (lesbian carer) …
Illegal Love ABC Storytelling Project
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The project is called “Illegal love” and it’s about collecting stories of queer life in the shadow of the criminalisation of homosexuality until 1980 in Victoria. The project is being done in partnership with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, with the stories being collected in the lead up to the …
She’s Not There – Jennifer Finney Boylan
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 |Jennifer Finney Boylan| She’s Not There She’s Not There is the story of a person changing genders, the story of a person bearing and finally revealing a complex secret; above all, it is a love story. By turns funny and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the remarkable territory that …
Revised Monash Health GDC Info Pack
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The Monash Health Gender Dysphoria Clinic (Formerly known as Southern Health Gender Clinic, and Monash Gender Clinic) has released a new version of their customer information pack. A number of staff at the GDC have worked to make the document more accurately reflect current procedures and to use more sensitive language. …
Beyond binary with the BBC
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In this BBC documentary, journalist Linda Pressly speaks with activists around the world who live as neither male nor female. In communities around the globe, non-binary people are rejecting the categories of ‘male’ and ‘female’, and attempting to redefine gender identity. Queer, gender-queer, gender-fluid, gender-variant, third gender – these are …
Safe Schools Coalition VIC Training Day
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Safe Schools Coalition Victoria 2016 Term 2 (free) Training Day Wednesday May 11th  2016 – Room 102/3, La Trobe University, CITY campus, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne. Safe schools Coalition Victoria’s in-house training session this term will be running from 9:30am to 3.30pm. This training is divided into two sessions, allowing …
Gender, gender everywhere
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We received a press release from Adult Matchmaker recently regarding their expansion of permissible genders in their system from the traditional Male/Female binary to a far more inclusive list of 31, including Genderqueer, Agender, Transgender, Pangender and Gender non-conforming. They say: While there have been significant leaps forward in trans …
Q&A With Sophie Labelle! Author of Assigned Male
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Q&A With Sophie Labelle! Author of ‘Assigned Male’ – Melbourne Details Incredibly talented activist and artist Sophie Labelle, the creative mind behind the webcomic Assigned Male, is coming to Melbourne! In a special event for trans and gender diverse youth and their allies aged 25 and under, Sophie will be coming …
Invitation to the Launch of Equinox
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As part of IDAHOBIT Day, VAC is officially launching their new Gender Diverse Health Centre – Equinox. Equinox provides general medical services, sexual health services and will soon provide mental health services. When Tuesday, 17 May 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (AEST) – Add to Calendar Where 175 …
What’s the meaning of this?
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So what’s Genderqueer really mean? Well, according the American Merriam Webster Dictionary: Genderqueer: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female. So if you didn’t already know, now it’s written in black and white so you can show your friends, …