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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.
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Local News

Transsexual Siobhan Ellis Making It in the Corporate World

8 December 2014 - The Age External Link

Sydney, New South Wales: If you thought corporations automatically shun strong individuals, you should meet Siobhan Ellis. The enterprise services expert employed by the computing giant Hewlett Packard is a transsexual, who changed gender in 2004 in California, driven by necessity. "It's not a choice it's not a choice at all", says Sydney-based Ellis, 51, berating the perception she was brave. A would-be transsexual has just three options: "Kill yourself, go insane, or change", she says, sharp, even prickly initially, but droll and assured in her role. The information technology realm contains many quirky people, including "a relatively high percentage" of transsexuals ... [ More External Link ]

Border Security Program Accused of Contributing to Alleged Unfair Treatment of U.S. Transgender Activist

2 December 2014 - A.B.C. News External Link

Sydney, New South Wales: The Seven Network's Border Security program has been accused of contributing to alleged unfair treatment of an American transgender activist who had her Australian visa cancelled. Monica Jones appeared in the Federal Circuit Court on Monday to fight the Immigration Department's efforts to deport her, after she was detained in Villawood Detention Centre last week accused of breaching her visa work conditions. The court heard a Channel Seven crew was also there, apparently tipped off. Jules Kim, from the Scarlet Alliance Sex Workers Association, said the producers of the program "seemed to know details of the case before she'd given them" ... [ More External Link ]

Join the National Trans and Gender Diverse Working Group

1 December 2014 - Star Observer External Link

Australia's first National Trans* & Gender Diverse (N.T.G.D.) working group has anouunced the election of co-convenors and is seeking volunteers to join the executive group. The N.T.G.D. working group was formed by Trans* identified delegates who volunteered from the floor of the 'One Voice' session at the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) Conference held in Adelaide in October. Volunteers were called for after this forum and voted to initiate a process to establish Australia's first truly national representative body for Trans* & Gender Diverse people. Since the conference, this group has worked to reach consensus ... [ More External Link ]

National News

Transgender Victoria winsHuman Rights Award

18 December 2014 - Same Same External Link

Melbourne, Victoria: Congratulations to Transgender Victoria for winning a Human Rights Award for dedication to achieving justice, equity and quality health and community services for transgender people, their partners, families and friends. "Holy Gender Diversity BatTran we did it!" exclaimed Transgender Victoria's Executive Director Sally Goldner upon accepting the award at the ceremony on Wednesday night. "15 years ago was when Transgender Victoria started, it sometimes felt we were climbing up Mount Kosciuszko ... [ More External Link ]

Being Trans and Aboriginal

5 December 2014 - Brisbane Times External Link

Jimboomba, Queensland: Producers at The Wire have put together an interesting short radio program on what it means to be trans and aboriginal. The show, produced by Lana Woolf, discusses the varied views on trans people, and features an interview with trans Brotherboy Kai Clancey. Clancey, is an Indigenous transgender man or Brotherboy from the Wakka Wakka nation located on the eastern seaboard of Queensland. He travels around Australia, highlighting the existence of Brotherboys ... [ More External Link ]

Mum's Ad Tells Transgender Son 'It's All Cool'

4 December 2014 - Brisbane Times External Link

Jimboomba, Queensland: Kai Bogert may be the talk of social international media right now, but "nothing has changed except for the pronouns" for the 19-year-old from Jimboomba who has decided to switch genders from female to male. Kai was thrust into the international spotlight after his mum placed a light-hearted 'retraction' in the births section of The Courier-Mail on Tuesday, gaining worldwide attention. In the notice, the family says in 1995 they placed an ad to announce the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Anne. "He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present, our wonderful son - Kai Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the ... [ More External Link ]

International News

Cover Role Models!

18 December 2014 - Daily Mail Australia External Link

Laverne Cox joined other transgender role models on the cover of transversal fashion magazine Candy for its fifth anniversary issue. The 30-year-old Orange Is The New Black star wore a long tan dress with a high thigh slit as she was surrounded in the fold-out cover by Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocero. Laverne earlier this year became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award for her portrayal of stylist Sophia Burset in the prison-based Netflix series ... [ More External Link ]

Closet Case: Buck Angel

18 December 2014 - Star Observer External Link

Porn star, advocate, lecturer, icon Buck Angel is probably the most famous trans man in the world. It's funny, because when he first came out, the words to describe his experience didn't really even exist. When Angel was still in high school, in the late 70s, his parents were worried about him. "This is probably a very typical story your kid is out on drugs, and coming home late, and quiet and not talking to you any more, and I was disconnected with my parents", Angel said. "They just knew something was wrong with me". Angel was having ... [ More External Link ]