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.
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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22 August 2014 - Gay News Network
Sydney, New South Wales: Channel 31 will screen a brand new television series next month – Trans-Mission – which explores the real world of people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned. Trans-Mission, produced by Bent TV, is a first of its kind and aims to break down stereotypes and preconceptions while celebrating the lives of transgender and gender diverse people. Themes include growing up gender-questioning, medical procedures and mental health issues. The show will also explore identification issues, relationships, shopping and sexuality. Secretary of Bent TV and Trans-mission host Sammy Cameron told MCV that although the program includes ... [ More ]
21 August 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald
New England, New South Wales: I've never questioned my sexuality, my desire to be with a man. Still, when I first encountered the person who would become my husband, he was wearing makeup and a purple dress. We met at a gathering hosted by a mutual friend, a psychotherapist and expert on transgenderism. David, the man in the dress, was a 38-year-old surgeon and a cross-dresser. He - she in that moment - was intriguing. I saw beyond the external and was drawn in by David's essence - his courage, his honesty, his authenticity. We've now been married for 23 years and I'm still in love. But since David became Deborah full-time three years ago, I'm now in love with her. As my husband became a woman, I endured a transition of my own ... [ More ]
12 July 2014 - Same Same
In a brand new locally-made video, five transgender young people are asked: "What it's like to be you?" The results are compelling. Each speak openly about their awesome times along with their challenges, and how they've gotten through them. The In My Shoes video is an initiative of the Transgender Anti-Violence Project at The Gender Centre. "We hope that this film will serve as a resource for the wider community to better understand the issues facing young transgender and gender diverse people", says the Gender Centre. "We also hope that it encourages transgender and gender diverse people of all ages to come forward and access support if they need it. "Thank you to these extraordinary young people for sharing their stories and to the incredible co-directors Monique Schafter and Mat Govoni".
27 August 2014 - Inquisitr
Gold Coast, Queensland: A transgender six-year-old is thriving well in school, thanks to the real support she's receiving from teachers and staff. Seth was born a boy, but has always been more comfortable as a girl. Her name is Skyler Burns and her parents haven't discouraged her feelings or path in life. Skyler, who lives in Queensland, has begun school as a girl and tells friends, "Mummy said the doctors told her I was a boy — but they got it wrong ... I've always been a girl." Daily Mail Australia covers the story of Skyler and how the educational system is meeting her needs when it comes to acceptance. The transgender child's parents — Summer, 45, and Brett, 30 — are nervous ... [ More ]
26 August 2014 - Gay News Network
Adelaide, South Australia: The full conference program for the biennial Australian New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health is now available online. The conference aims to improve the health and well-being of people in the transgendered community. Historically the trans community has been marginalised when it comes to issues of health care and community service and the conference aims to address these issues. ANZPATH will be held in South Australia in October and the theme for this year's conference is Clinical Service, Science and Community. According to organisers the 2014 ANZPATH ... [ More ]
27 August 2014 - L.G.B.T.Q.Nation
New York, U.S.A.: One year since the murder Islan Nettles, a group of advocates and supporters gathered at the site where the transgender woman was beaten to death in a bid to keep the case in the public eye. In the year since Nettles was killed during an encounter with a group of men on August 17, 2013, the Manhattan District Attorney's office dropped all charges against the lone suspect in November because witnesses identified two different suspects. No one else has been charged in the time since, and prosecutors say that new witnesses are likely the only thing to move the case ahead. A spokeswoman for the Manhattan D.A.'s office declined comment citing an ongoing investigation. The office has noted in court that there is no statute of limitations for murder charges ... [ More ]
23 August 2014 - Buenos Aires Herald
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Star Clarin Group television and radio journalist Jorge Lanata faces having to either complete a training course on gender identity or make an on-air public apology for the declarations he made last week about television personality Florencia de la V — whom he described as a "tranny, not a woman" — the Broadcast Services Ombudsman's office ruled yesterday. The office also gave the option that the Mitre radio station production team behind Lanata's Lanata sin filtro programme provide airtime for information about the 2012 Gender Identity Law, which L.G.B.T. rights group and ... [ More ]