Audio: Born this way – gender identity
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Born this way: gender identity – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). A podcast from ABC Radio National (that you can download too!) about the issues surrounding and leading up to a physical change of gender. It’s really nice to see FTM peeps included too! The interview features Julie Peters, Craig Andrews and Fintan Harte, of the Victoria based Southern Health Gender Clinic. Note: while the peeps in the audio …
Book: Transitions of the Heart : Edited by Rachel Pepper
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Cleis Press – Transitions of the Heart : Edited by Rachel Pepper  Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children to tell their own stories. Often “transitioning” socially and emotionally alongside their children, parents have their own parallel process to work through, and few resources to depend on.
GQA Library open for business!
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Genderqueer Australia Library Books now available to reserve and borrow! We’ve been hard at work on the Library system here at Genderqueer Australia, and now it’s complete we can let you all have a go! Yes, we don’t have many books at present, but they’ll slowly increase in time! Books can be reserved using the system and picked-up (for a deposit of $1 per book) at our monthly coffee gatherings. You can even request books …
Born as a girl
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Born as a girl. Local trans man, Danny King has been interviewed by The Age newspaper Daily Life supplement on his life. The article goes into detail about the world before and after transition and covers hormones and surgical details While the subject-matter is Trans* related, much of the information is useful to Genderqueer people who sometimes access hormones and some surgeries to feel better in their bodies. It makes for a really interesting read! …
GQA library in Beta
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Well, the GQA library is now in Beta test phase. We’re using the OpenBook plugin which is giving us ready-made information on the books we have (and a system for adding ones that aren’t). At present, the cart is at partial functionality, and we’ll be adding a way to order GQA flyers through the system too. But in the meantime, take a peek at the work so-far!
Photos: IDAHO 2012
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See all photos on samesame.com | Photographer Travis de Jonk’s portfolio In 2012, the IDAHO (International Day Against HOmophbia and transphobia) flashmob was photographed by Travis De Jonk and posted on the website SameSame.com The theme this year was balloons, and the organiser picked green ones to signify genderqueer people who are discriminated against. The participants joined hands at Flinders street station, and walked through the city to their destination, the Melbourne Library, where they released …