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 rights and acceptance in recent years, we appreciate that there is still much work to be done. As more and more trans people share their …
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 to Ygender HQ for a Talk and Q&A and hangout session! Sunday, 08 May 2016 1:00PM Drummond Street Services 100 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053 …
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 Rose Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 – View Map Please find the Equinox Launch Invite here  and click on the link within to RSVP. Equinox is …
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, befuddle the ignorant and perhaps feel that the world might be slowly stepping in the right direction. They’ve also been good enough to officially define …
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
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One of the commonly accepted standouts of the festival, as Variety magazine summed it up Greenaway has wrought an outrageously unconventional and deliriously profane biopic that could take decades to be duly appreciated.’ I wholeheartedly agree. The film explores in a chopped up, out of sync and deliciously surreal way the twin topics of sex and death in the warm climate of Guanajuato in Mexico. Told through the perspective of the overtly analytical and …
The Girl King
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Coming out of this film, I felt a little cheated. Perhaps I expected too much from it. It was the last film of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival that I saw and although it had many nicely framed shots and sumptuous costumes, the acting seems very stilted, ill managed and bordering in several places on melodrama. I suppose it also didn’t help that I know the story of Queen Christina fairly intimately, having studied her …
When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin
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Telling the story of Theremin maestro Armen Ra who uses his creativity as a life saving path to greater achievement. Hailing from the Armenian Christian minority of Iran, he fled during the Revolution of 1979 to resettle in America with his family. In this documentary, he introduces himself and his name by retelling how he earns his name during his early teens when a tarot reader rushes out of a crowd in an overheated hotel …
What century is this again?
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Isaac Keatinge is a gender nonconforming person who happens to live in Newtown, Sydney. Mx had the audacity to dress up for a party this weekend. As a result of this, Isaac was brutally attacked by what one can only assume are a group of aggressive, small minded, ignorant cowards. Disclaimer: this article in no way represents the opinions of Genderqueer Australia. So should these aggressive small minded ignorant cowards lawyer up,  I’ll happily repeat my …
VAC Transgender Film Night – May 4th
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VAC: Presents: Special Community Preview of MAJOR! A special community preview of the documentary MAJOR! will be held on Wednesday the 4th of May at the Positive Living Centre, 51 Commercial Road, South Yarra. MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73 year-old African-American transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of colour for over 50 years. It tells the story of one woman’s journey, a …