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Transgender, Transsexual, Gender Identity, Gender Diversity

Who We Are

The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities which enhance the ability of transgender and gender diverse people to make informed choices. We are also committed to educating the families, friends, public and other service providers about the needs of transgender and gender diverse people.

What We Do

The Gender Centre offers a wide range of services to transgender and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends in New South Wales. We also act as an education, support, training and referral/resource centre to other organisations and service providers. We specifically aim to provide a high quality service which acknowledges human rights and ensures respect and confidentiality.

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External link to the City of Sydney Council website. | External link to the Aurora Group website.
External link to the Inner City Legal Centre website. | External link to the Street Smart Australia website.
Safety Partnership website is currently unavailable. | External link to the Oz Harvest website.

Local News

2014-2015 Annual Report Available Online

23 September 2015 - Gender Centre Media Release

Annandale New South Wales:: The Gender Centre's 2014-2015 Annual Report, presented at the 2015 Annual General Meeting is now available for viewing online. The report includes The Gender Centre the President's Report, Manager's Report, Service Report (including Funding Bodies, Management Committee, Staff, Staff Training and Development, Education and Training for Service Providers, Committees and Consultation, Agency Networking, Media Liaison, Donations), reoprts on the services provided (including the Residential Service, Tenancy Support Program, Counselling Service, Case-Management Service, Outreach Service, Over55s Support Service, Resource Development Service, Community Support Services), the Transgender Anti-Violence Project, and Service Evaluation ... [ More ]

Asia / Pacific News

The Story of Mike and Anchaaya A Transgender Marriage

5 October 2015 - Chiang Rai Times External Link

Nan Thailand:: The story of Mike and Anchaaya is a similar story. Twelve years ago, Mike was visiting Thailand on a holiday. He went to a beauty salon to get a manicure where he met a girl. He asked her out. She told him no. Mike came back the next day. He asked her out again. She refused him again. On the third day, she finally relented and went out with him. They went out for the next three straight days which turned into a relationship that has lasted over a decade ... [ More External Link ]

Beauty Pageant with a Difference

5 October 2015 - Myanmar Times External Link

Mandalay Myanmar:: A young [wo]man is to take part in the Miss International Queen competition to be held in Pattaya, Thailand, next month. Student Myo Ko Ko San, 20, won the title for Myanmar last November in [her] hometown of Mandalay, in an event organised by the Rainbow Organisation. The aims of the pageant are to counter gender discrimination, raise transgender rights awareness among communities, build friendship, and exchange ideas among international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The criteria ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Murder Case Muddled With More Questions

5 October 2015 - Manila Bulletin External Link

Olongapo City Philippines:: As the arduous trial of accused murderer U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton nears its end, the summations made before the court by the prosecution and defense were so far apart that many observers are puzzled at how the judge will rule the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Last September 17, the two legal camps gave their summations and submitted their memorandums to Judge Roline Ginez Jabalde of the Olongapo City Regional Trial ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Fined for Offering Sexual Services to Policeman

5 October 2015 - The Malaysian Insider External Link

Kuala Lumpar Malaysia:: A transgender was fined RM800 by the Magistrate's Court in Kuala Lumpur today for offering sexual services to a policeman two days ago. Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris imposed the fine, in default of a month in prison, on Chan Chew Mun, 43, who pleaded guilty to the offence. Chan was charged with offering sexual services to Lance Corporal Elvis Parikos in front of a shop on Petaling Street at 5.30pm on Wednesday. In mitigation, lawyer Zulkifli Awang, representing Chan, said his client ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Case: Federal Court to Decide

5 October 2015 - Unaids External Link

Putrajaya Malaysia:: The Federal Court will deliver its decision on a preliminary objection raised in the appeal by the Negeri Sembilan government and four others over an appellate court's decision in declaring invalid the state Syariah enactment criminalising Muslim men for cross-dressing on Oct 8. Federal Court Corporate Communication and International Relations Division head Mohd Aizuddin Zolkeply, when contacted, confirmed the date. He said the decision would be delivered at 2pm on that day ... [ More External Link ]

Jail Attack Inmate Transgender

4 October 2015 - New Zealand Herald External Link

Auckland New Zealand:: The inmate reportedly raped at a privately run men's prison in South Auckland is transgender. A family spokesperson confirmed to the Herald on Sunday the inmate was taking hormone pills to become a woman. The transgender community says the inmate is not getting enough support after the incident which is alleged to have happened at the privately-run Wiri prison in South Auckland on Friday morning. The inmate - described by family as having a "gentle disposition" - is being treated at a prison health unit ... [ More External Link ]

600 Transgender Vietnamese Ask For New Identity Papers

28 September 2015 - Vietnam Net External Link

Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam:: According to an official from the Ministry of Health's Department of Mother-Children Health, the group wants to change their sex status and their names on official papers. The official said that the current law does not allow changes to the personal profile of transgender people, but only to those who suffer from defects in chromosomes or genitals. However, the Health Ministry has proposed allowing the change of personal profile of transgender people ... [ More External Link ]

Transgendered Tongan 'Leitis' Finding Their Way in Conservative Country

27 September 2015 - Sydney Morning Herald External Link

Nuku'alofa Tonga:: While transgenders in Australia typically exist on the periphery of society, in the Kingdom of Tonga, they sit close to the king or wait on his table, at least. Perched within cooee of the king at a long table topped with suckling pigs, lobsters, coconuts and big blocks of supermarket chocolate is Joey Joleen Mataele. She's hard to find among the hundreds of nobles gathered on a grassed oval to celebrate the coronation, on a steamy day of singing, dancing and ... [ More External Link ]