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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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Gender Centre News

Rescheduled Women's Group Meetings

23 July 2015 - Gender Centre

Annandale New South Wales: Please note that the monthly Women's Group meetings will be moving from the last Monday in the month to the last Friday in the month commencing Friday, 31 July 2015. Starting time remains at 1:30pm.

National News

Making transgender transparent at Bendigo Writer's Festival

29 July 2015 - Bendigo Advertiser External Link

Bendigo Victoria: One of Australia's best known authors will be in Bendigo next week to put transgender issues on the agenda for regional areas. Hazel Edwards, most famous for her picture book There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, will talk with local school students about her lesser-known work, f2m: the boy within. The young adult fiction novel was co-written with family friend Ryan Kennedy, who underwent a transition from female to male. Although she has written a staggering 200 books ... [ More External Link ]

Christian School Accused of Victimising 10yo Transgender Girl

15 July 2015 - External Link

Melbourne Victoria: These days it's not politically correct to immediately comment on a little girl's looks. But when Olivia shows me a photo of her 10-year-old daughter Charlotte, there's no other word for it. She's pretty. In the photo, Charlotte's hair is pulled back off her face revealing shining eyes that catch the colour of her strappy summer jumpsuit. She's holding small, fluffy Pomeranian dog in her arms and smiling in a way that's nearly a laugh. Charlotte's apparent happiness masks ... [ More External Link ]

Ipswich Transgender Couple's Transition

8 July 2015 - Courier Mail External Link

Ipswich Queensland: Michelle Stokes and Courtney Hardy have lived most of their lives in isolation. They've endured years of self-harm, embarrassment and shame. Ms Hardy and Ms Stokes were born as males but now identify as women, living life as a transgender couple at Goodna. As kids, they wore pretty dresses, experimented with make-up and strutted around in high heels. Now they do this daily and without fear of being mocked in their community. The pair, aged 40, grew up in Ipswich, knowing deep down they were different ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Advocate to Run on Greens Ticket

6 July 2015 - The Mercury External Link

Hobart Tasmania: She may be known as a transgender rights advocate, but Martine Delaney says her ≠desire for a "healthier and more equal" society prompted her to stand for Parliament. Ms Delaney said she would be the Greens' candidate for the southern electorate of Franklin at the next federal election, due late next year. "I'm overwhelmingly disillusioned with what's happening to this country at the moment and felt I need to do something more than what I've been doing", she said ... [ More External Link ]

"Mum, could the doctor have made a mistake?"

6 July 2015 - The Age External Link

Melbourne Victoria: One night after dinner in the middle of last year, Jo was sitting on the couch giving her six-year-old, Sophie, a cuddle. Sophie seemed incredibly nervous; there was something she desperately wanted to ask her mother. Finally, she said it. "Could the doctors have made a mistake? Could I have accidentally been born a girl? I should've been born a boy. Can that happen?" Jo describes this pivotal moment as 'terrifying'. I have to be honest. I canít lie. That's what went ... [ More External Link ]

Asia/Pacific News

Jennifer's Death Would've Caused an Outcry if She Wasn't Trans

29 July 2015 - The Guardian External Link

Manila Philippines:Marc Sueselbeck's fiancee, Jennifer Laude, was allegedly murdered last October by Joseph Scott Pemberton, a U.S. Marine. But Sueselbeck has been unable to return to the Philippines to properly mourn Laude, a transgender woman, whom he calls the love of his life. That's because Sueselbeck, a German citizen, was banned from the Philippines after scaling the fence of a military camp where Pemberton was believed to be held last October 22, less than two weeks ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Discrimination in New Zealand

2 July 2015 - New Zealand Herald External Link

Auckland New Zealand: Caitlyn Jenner's transformation from male to female has been splashed around the entertainment news websites, but it's also being credited with helping young people discuss gender identity. Her public coming out made headlines around the world and the visibility of Jenner's journey as a transgender woman is helping Kiwis on the same path. Shaqure Tarawa knew at the age of nine she was meant to be living her life as a woman and she says having someone speak out publicly makes a huge difference ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Malaysians by Religious Authorities

6 July 2015 - A.B.C. News External Link

Kuala Lumpar Malaysia: Members of Malaysia's L.G.B.T.I. community are speaking out about being violently attacked in the moderate Muslim nation, saying the abuse has become common as religious authorities push for more power. "We have cases of transgender [people] that have been killed", said Mitch, a transgender man. "For us, we call it a hate crime. For the police they don't call it that, because for them these people are not recognised ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Discrimination in New Zealand

2 July 2015 - New Zealand Herald External Link

Auckland New Zealand: In the last five years 16 complaints have been made to the Human Rights Commission about discrimination against transgender people in New Zealand. Among those was a transgender teen told she could not play in girls netball matches, another who was denied the lead female role in her school kapa haka group and a chairperson of an organisation being asked to stand down due to a gender change. The information was provided to the Herald after details of an incident involving well known transgender woman ... [ More External Link ]