National Health Service Transgender resources
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Compared to Australia, Transgendered people are well serviced by the British National Health Service (NHS). Clinics are available across the country and they are far better funded than here in Australia. The NHS has a Trans Health page which lists services, personal stories, videos, groups  and other information relevant to Trans and Gender questioning people around the world. Visit the NHS Trans Health page
From the inside out
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Edited by Morty Diamond Born female yet not identifying with that gender assignment, these writers illuminate the experiences of those who identify as FTM (Female to Male), and those whose gender is more fluid, genderqueers and thirdgenders. Exploring many aspects of gender identity change, from dating to disclosure to family issues, these stories, essays and poems offer heartfelt insight into the dynamics of identity politics and the definition of self. Book donated by boigrrlwonder Scroll …
Genderqueer: Voices from beyond the sexual binary
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Edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell and Riki Wilchins Perhaps more than any other issue, gender identity has galvanized the queer community in recent years. The questions go beyond the nature of male/female to a yet-to-be-traversed region that lies somewhere between and beyond biologically determined gender. In this groundbreaking anthology, three experts in gender studies and politics navigate around rigid, societally imposed concepts of two genders to discover and illuminate the limitless possibilities of identity. …
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 all terms non-binary people use to describe themselves. Have to say, it’s nice to see (or in this case, hear) the gender binary being discussed …
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 …
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 …
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 …
ABC Media Request Lateline
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Tierney Bonini, a producer at ABC’s current affairs program Lateline,  is currently working on a story about young people growing up in Australia who are gender diverse; including their reflections on gender, as well as some of the challenges and joys they have experienced due to their gender identity. Tierney is wondering if any young people would be interested in sharing their story. They are looking for young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are …
Working with Transgender & Gender Diverse Young People
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Rainbow Network and Zoe Belle Gender Collective (ZBGC) invite you to attend a half day training to increase your capacity to work with transgender and gender diverse young people. The training will provide you with new skills, the opportunity to network with other professionals in the sector and engage in conversations discussing best practice. This 101 training doesn’t require previous experiences or is great chance to refresh your knowledge. 17th MARCH 10am -12:30pm Latrobe University Teaching …
Gender Identity is Inside Every One of Us
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Today in The Age, commentator Bronwyn Winter laments the problems of socially imposed gender roles. I would like to live in a world where ‘male’ and ‘female’ cease to be categories of social distinction, to the considerable advantage of those labelled ‘male’ and the considerable disadvantage of those labelled ‘female’. And this sounds like a great idea. However, she then goes on to conflate gender identity as imposed by society, and gender identity as known …