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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

Chief Justice Calls For Rethink on Transgender Children

17 November 2014 - A.B.C. External Link

Sydney, New South Wales: Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant says she would like to see the court's jurisdiction tested in cases involving medical treatment for transgender children. "I'd like to see the High Court have the opportunity to examine these kinds of cases, these gender identity cases and to decide whether or not the court has to be involved at all", she told the A.B.C.s Four Corners program. As it now stands, a child wishing to change gender needs to apply to the Family Court for the second stage of treatment involving gender-changing hormones. For that to change, there would have to be a test case ... [ More External Link ]

Position Vacant

11 November 2014

Annandale, New South Wales: The Gender Centre Inc. is seeking a Case Worker for 14 hours per week based at Penrith to work with transgender and gender questioning people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Nepean Blue Mountains area. The role involves the provision of client centred case management, provision of early intervention, crisis support, rapid rehousing and pathways to knowledge and skill building ... [ More ]

2013-2014 Annual Report Online Now

5 November 2014

Annandale, New South Wales: The Gender Centre's 2013-2014 Annual Report presentad at the Annual General Meeting of the Gender Centre in September 2014 is now available online. The Annual Report includes the President's Report, Manager's Report, Service Report including funding bodies, management committee, staff, training and development, media liaison, and annual statistics of the services the Centre provides including the Residential Service, Tenancy Support Program, Counselling Service, Case-Management Service, Outreach Service, Over55s Support Service, Resource Development Service, Polare Magazine, Website and Community Support Services ... [ More ]

National News

54 Australian Men Gave Birth Last Year

31 October 2014 - Briebart News External Link

Australia: 54 men have given birth in Australia in the last year alone, according to figures released by Medicare. A number of people identifying as men have also accessed abortions, the figures revealed. The trend for transsexual men to give birth has been growing ever since the first birth to a father, American transsexual Thomas Beatie, in 2007, according to the MailOnline. Medicare in Australia recently decided to allow people to elect their own gender on documents instead of being forced to identify with the sex they were born. The change has revealed a trend for transgender men to keep their female reproductive organs and give birth. Following Beatie's lead, men in America soon followed suit ... [ More External Link ]

Call Out to Support Trans Refugees Settling in Melbourne

31 October 2014 - Gay News Network External Link

Melbourne, Victoria: A campaign has started to support transgender refugees settling in Melbourne, supplying them with essentials such as covering transport costs and helping them interact with the community. Trans activist Jeremy Wiggins (also known as Jez Pez) met with two trans refugees who he said are living "well below the poverty line and struggling to pay for basic necessities like food, clothing and bills". Wiggins said because they have a limited right to work and limited access to financial support, the refugees are struggling to survive. "This has a massive negative impact on their physical and mental health", Wiggins said. "The fact that they are also trans compounds their issues immensely ... [ More External Link ]

International News

Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg Has Died

17 November 2014 - The Advocate External Link

New York, U.S.A.: Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis, and protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness. She died at home in Syracuse, New York, with her partner and spouse of 22 years, Minnie Bruce Pratt, at her side. Her last words were: "Remember me as a revolutionary communist". Feinberg was the first theorist to advance a Marxist concept of "transgender liberation" ... [ More External Link ]

Toronto Trans Man Strip-Searched By Police, Files Human Rights Complaint

17 November 2014 - The Advocate External Link

Toronto, Canada:Toronto: Boyd Kodak, a transsexual male activist who was detained by police in 2012, may see light this week on a complaint he filed against Toronto's police department and his former Miton-based jail, Vanier Centre for Women, alleging dehumanizing mistreatment. The complaint has finally reached the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and will likely be settled this week ... [ More External Link ]

U.N. Welcomes Malaysia's Court Ruling to Decriminalize Trans Women

16 November 2014 - U.N. News Centre External Link

Kuala Lumpar, Canada: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights today welcomed the recent judgment by the Court of Appeal of Malaysia that declared unconstitutional the criminalization of Muslim transgender women for cross-dressing. "Every person has the right to dignity and to live life free from violence and discrimination including transgender persons", O.H.C.H.R. spokesperson Rupert Colville told the press in Geneva this morning. The Court of Appeal had been asked to examine the constitutionality of the law of section 66 of the Syariah Criminal Enactment ... [ More External Link ]