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 states it is a safe space and/or welcoming to ‘transgender and gender non-conforming people’? Reading Nick Krieger’s “Why Trans and Queer Yoga?” recently when trying to draft an email …
The Danish Girl
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Genderqueer Australia were delighted to view an early preview screening of the film The Danish Girl. Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander ), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate …
Online magazine for Afghan and Farsi speakers
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Online magazine for Afghan and Farsi speakers who are same-sex attracted, trans* , gender diverse or gender questioning. PEACE Multicultural Services is excited to introduce the first edition of ‘Omid’ electronic magazine. It can be read online or downloaded for free. Omid is for Afghan and Farsi speakers who are same-sex attracted, trans* , gender diverse or gender questioning.  This magazine has been developed by the community with support from PEACE Multicultural Services of Relationships …
Gender Help for Parents
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GHFP is an on-line resource for parents and carers of gender diverse children. The website has been updated to make it more user friendly, and to increase the opportunity for parents & carers to connect online with peer support groups. Current membership of the group is about 100 parents & carers nationally. Referrals to these groups from service providers is welcome. GHFP are constantly adding information relevant to Australian families who are trying to support …
All of Us
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A ground-breaking teaching resource that supports gender diversity, sexual diversity and intersex topics. The resource captures the real life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people through a collection of short videos and teaching activities that are aligned to the Year 7/8 Health and Physical Education learning area of the Australian Curriculum. All Of Us has been developed to have a real impact on student attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and …
Rebecca Robertson announces the end of transcend
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Parent turned advocate/activist by necessity Bec Robertson has been a pioneer in seeking justice and equality for trans* young people and supporting their families. She leaves behind an important legacy for trans kids and their families in Australia. It’s amazing to me how far our society and our families have come in the nine years since my family began at RCH…The landscape is almost unrecognisable and there is so much support available in general. There …
New book for transgender children
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When Jo Hirst was unable to find a suitable resource to help her young son describe his experience of being transgender, Hirst decided to write her own. The Gender Fairy is her new book for very young transgender children to read with their parents or teachers, the first book of its kind in Australia. The Gender Fairy begins with a story of gender stereotyping: two babies who are born and bought presents in pink or blue. And the gender fairy  (who is non-binary) answers questions …
What We Left Behind
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Genderqueer Australia (GQA) got an early Christmas present in the form of two copies of author Robin Talley’s new novel ‘What We Left Behind’. You can find out more information about the book here: http://www.harlequinbooks.com.au/product/9781760378448 It’s a love story with a difference, with one of its protagonists (a couple of high-school sweethearts) beginning to explore her gender identity when she goes off to college, and identifying as genderqueer. Robin Talley’s an acclaimed writer for young …
2015 LBQ Women’s Conference Report
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Please see attached and below for follow up on the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference and info about VAC’s Drink Limits group. VAC are delighted to be emailing you the Report for the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference, held March 27th 2015 in Melbourne. The event was a resounding success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for attending or expressing interest in this very important …
OMG I’m Trans
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Minus18 absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of their brand new resource OMG I’m Trans! It’s a resource created by young people, for young people, all about growing up gender diverse/trans. Minus18 put everything they wanted to know about growing up gender diverse into a one stop super pack. It’s a collection of answers, info, and advice to questions we were asking ourselves or needed to know as gender diverse young people. Download OMG I’m Trans Visit Minus18