Why are gender neutral toilets important?
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It’s a sad fact that the simple act of going to the toilet can be incredibly difficult for those people who don’t meet gender expectations. That includes Genderqueer, Gender Questioning and Transgender people. You can be abused, ridiculed and in certain cases, physically injured by people who reject your right to use the toilet. Here’s some videos which explain the issues.
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 …
TGD Pathways Panel
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Attached is a flier about our next Trans and Gender Diverse workshop on Saturday, 22nd Aug, 1 to 4pm, at Drummond Street Services, 100 Drummond St, Carlton. The TGD Pathways panel includes Dr Michelle Telfer and Dr Nate Reid.
Trans and Gender Diverse Pathways Forum
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Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Youth In Your region: a health care pathways forum for GPs and health professionals. This forum is a partnership between Zoe Belle Gender Centre, The GASP project – The City of Greater Geelong, Rainbow Network – GLHV, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Peninsula Pride, Ygender, Minus 18 and Transgender Victoria. This event will be held on the 20-21 June, 2015 in Geelong. Check out www.eventbrite.com.au/event/16491749266/ for more info and to register. …