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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.
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Local News

Women's Transgender Forum - Thursday 28 May 2015

10 March 2015 - Sydney Women's Homeless Alliance Media Release

Sydney New South Wales: Women who are transgender or gender diverse are more likely to be homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Despite this, some women seeking support can be denied access to services through direct or indirect discrimination. The effect on women's safety and wellbeing can be devastating. The Women's Transgender Forum is a first for Australia. It aims to bring together a range of human services to create access and ensure equity for all women. It will challenge the use of 126A exemptions to discriminate against pre-op women who are transgender. An exciting array of speakers will give practical guidance about how to change policy as well as culture within services. It's time for homelessness and support services to adopt best practice to tear away barriers for women seeking assistance. For further information and to purchase tickets, Jamie R. External Link or Homelessness N.S.W. External Link.

National News

Young Trans People Forced to Leave N.T. Due to Lack of Services

18 May 2015 - A.B.C. News External Link

Darwin Northern Territory: Transgender Territorians are being forced to leave the Northern Territory to access adequate healthcare and psychological services, according to members of their community. The lack of services means people in the transgender community often leave to seek hormone replacement treatment, or to have more choices between which doctors and mental health professionals they will see. Sianne McLachlan from the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council said the lack of services in the Territory made life hard for transgender people ... [ More External Link ]

International News

Barnes & Noble Latest Retailer to Face Trans Discrimination Lawsuit

22 May 2015 - Fortune External Link

California U.S.A.: A transitioning employee says she was told to "think of the children" when considering her appearance. Barnes & Noble is the latest retailer to face a discrimination lawsuit filed by a transgender employee. On Wednesday, a transgender woman who had worked for Barnes & Noble from 2007 to 2013 sued the bookseller in California Superior Court in Orange County for discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit comes nearly a month ... [ More External Link ]

Families Share Stories of Raising Transgender Kids

22 May 2015 - New York Times External Link

New York U.S.A.: Roughly a year ago, a California couple posted a video on YouTube about their child, Ryland Whittington. Initially, they assumed they were going to raise a tomboy. But Ryland, who was born with female sexual organs, exhibited persistent signs of gender dysphoria, a dissonance between a person's sex at birth and the gender they identify with. "When the family dies, I will cut my hair so I can be a boy", Ryland once told his parents as a 5-year-old ... [ More External Link ]

Serbia Gets its First Miss Transsexual

21 May 2015 - The West Australian External Link

Belgrade Serbia: Serbia chose its first transsexual beauty contest winner on Friday at an event hailed by gay rights groups as a step forward for minority rights in the conservative eastern European country. Nine candidates, aged 22 to 47, vied for Miss Trans Serbia 2015 in the capital Belgrade, with the title going to Milica, 22, who wore a black mini dress and high heels. "I came here to live a new experience, but above all to have fun. Of course, I also had in mind the common struggle for our rights ... [ More External Link ]

How Transgender Surgery and Hormones Affect the Body

21 May 2015 - Yahoo Health External Link

Delaware U.S.A.: Gender confirmation, the preferred term among the transgender community for what is also known as 'gender reassignment' or a 'sex change', is the process of transitioning from one gender to another. Gender confirmation is typically a preferred treatment when someone has gender dysphoria, a condition where there is a conflict between a person's physical gender and the gender with which they identify. But the formal gender confirmation process ... [ More External Link ]

What Being Transgender Teaches You About Sexism and Racism

20 May 2015 - Vox External Link

Washington D.C. U.S.A. : "How are all black men not crazy at this point? How have they not been driven insane by racism?" This was the unexpected lesson that Kortney Ziegler, a black transgender man, learned after he transitioned to presenting as a man. He'd experienced racism when he presented as a woman - but he found himself facing considerably more suspicion as a man ... [ More External Link ]

What Happens When You Tell Your Spouse You're Transgender

20 May 2015 - Vox External Link

Washington D.C. U.S.A. : When Emily Prince was considering coming out as transgender, the first person she told was her girlfriend. It did not go well. "She basically shoved me back in the closet," said Prince, who is now 31 and living in Alexandria, Virginia. "It left some lasting emotional damage that still manifests itself to this day and that relationship ended back in 2008 ... [ More External Link ]

Turkey Has Highest Documented Rate of Transgender Murders in Europe

19 May 2015 - Sputnik News External Link

Ankara Turkey: Turkey has reported more murders of transgender people than any other European country, a speaker at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (P.A.C.E.) spring session, currently underway in France, said Tuesday. P.A.C.E. held a preliminary debate on the issue a day before a comprehensive report on discrimination against transgender people in Europe is scheduled to be presented in Strasbourg. Thirty-seven killings of transgender people were reported in Turkey between 2008 and 2014 ... [ More External Link ]