Respectful reporting on gender identity
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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed an easy-to-use gender identity reporting guide in time for this year’s Midsumma Festival. Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner said that despite great advances in recent years misgendering still occurs in the media and can be particularly harmful to trans people. “I encourage all journalists to use our language guide. Getting the language right is respectful and easy to achieve,” Commissioner Hilton …
Genderqueer in Ballarat? No problem!
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Until recently, Genderqueer and Transgender people in Ballarat and surrounding regions had to travel to Melbourne to speak with counsellors and psychologists about how they feel about their genders, life and the possibility of being able to transition. Now Sound Psychology Ballarat and Doctor Madeline Fernbach has fixed that problem and says: Sound Psychology Ballarat is the only place that I know of in the Western region that does gender assessment for hormone treatment. Doctor …
Northern Rainbow Playgroup
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Northern Rainbow playgroup for rainbow families @ SPAN Community House in Thornbury it is starting up again on the 30th of January, and run every Monday from 11am to 2pm. There are toys, tea, coffee, cooking facilities there, as well as families who attend from all over Victoria with children ranging in ages from newborn to 6yos. As such, people come and go during the 3 hours as fits their routine. It is a participant run …
Job: Trans 101 Video Project
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YGENDER are looking for someone to work with a group of trans and gender diverse young people on their latest project. The Project  Six videos, approximately 4-5 minutes each, about the experiences of trans and gender diverse young people and the issues we face. The scripts have been written by a group of trans youth, and trans young people from Ygender and Minus18 are ready to present in the videos. We’re looking to commission someone to …
LBQ Women’s conference – abstracts and submissions now open
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The LBQ Women’s Health Conference focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LBQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities. Abstracts and submissions are now open for the 2017 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference to be held in Sydney …
Gender neutral toys? Hell yeah
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Apparently Woolworths Australia is the only store holding out on making toys — toys of all things — gender neutral. That is, not boys toys and girls toys, but just toys. Thea Hughes of Play Unlimited has been waging a campaign to make toys gender neutral. The idea is that play should just be play, not marked out by unassailable gender barriers. Kids should be free to decide which toys interest them, without being informed by gendered …
Queer Therapists Victoria
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Queer Therapists Victoria – connecting therapists to each other and to our community. Their aim is to raise the profile of Queer Therapists within the Melbourne GLBTIQ Community through their Website, Facebook Groups, Events & Community of Practice. If you are a member of this community, please sign up to their mailing list on their website.