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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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Local News

Bills to end "forced trans* divorce" introduced in N.S.W. Parliament

18 October 2014 - Star Observer External Link

Sydney, New South Wales: A bill to end the requirement for married couples to divorce when one half undergoes gender transition has been introduced in both the upper and lower houses of N.S.W. Parliament this morning, with South Australia and Tasmania set to follow suit with similar bills today. The draft bill in N.S.W. seeks to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 so as to allow married persons to apply to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages to alter the record of their sex and to register a change of sex, and to make those changes without the need ... [ More External Link ]

A.B.C. Defends Transphobic Tweets by Q&A Viewers

18 October 2014 - Gay News Network External Link

Sydney, New South Wales: The A.B.C. has suggested that transphobic tweets which were broadcast on Q&A on Monday night fell within their guidelines and were appropriate for broadcasting. The tweets aired during a panel discussion which included trans activist, Group Captain Catherine McGregor (Australia's highest ranking trans military official), and former speech writer for the Chief of the Army. McGregor was discussing transgender inclusivity and coming out as transgender when the Tweets were broadcast. "Wow, he/she is a hero Q&A," tweeted @geoffgcooper ... [ More External Link ]

National News

First Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Paper Released

18 October 2014 - Gay News Network External Link

Melbourne, Victoria: The Victorian transgender and gender diverse community has welcomed the release of the Transgender and Gender Diverse Health and Wellbeing Background Paper. Transgender Victoria says the paper compiled by the Transgender and Intersex Health and Wellbeing Working Group, addresses the lack of much needed services for the trans*, gender diverse and intersex community. Transgender Victoria said the paper is "an important step in identifying shortfalls within the Victorian health services sector that create barriers for trans and gender diverse people accessing better healthcare" ... [ More External Link ]

Mayang Prasetyo's Murder Sparks Support for Transgender Community

10 October 2014 - Brisbane Times External Link

Brisbane, Queensland: Brisbane's peak transgender advocacy group had its only government funding ($500 a year to help pay for car registration) cut just weeks after the Newman government took office. It's one of the many struggles within the transgender community that have come to light in the wake of the tragic murder of Mayang Prasetyo at Teneriffe. President of the Australian Transgender Support Association of Queensland Gina Mather said she had been overwhelmed by the outrage expressed by the general public on Ms Prasetyo's behalf after she was described as a "she-male" on the front page of Tuesday's Courier-Mail. A change.org petition demanding an apology had attracted more ... [ More External Link ]

Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Older Trans Men

2 October 2014

Melbourne, Victoria: La Trobe University is conducting confidential interviews to document the needs of older trans people. This information will be used to develop educational resources for health and aged care service providers to improve services. They would like to speak with trans men, men of transsexual experience, men assigned female at birth aged 50 years or more. The project is being conducted by Val's Café at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University in partnership with Transgender Victoria, and The Gender Centre. For more information contact the project researchers: Dr. Catherine Barrett Phone: 03 9479 8702 or Email: c.barrett@latrobe.edu.au, or J.R. Latham Email: j.latham@latrobe.edu.au

International News

Laverne Cox Hosts The T Word a Documentary About Transgender Youth in America

14 October 2014 - Daily News External Link

New York, U.S.A.: Being a teen is tough enough without a gender identity crisis. Avery Grey a transgender woman from Long Island City who began identifying as female at 15 was often discriminated against when she tried applying for jobs or went shopping when she started transitioning. "It shouldn't be something big, but it is", says Grey, now 21. "There wasn't much representation of trans youth out there. So to know that you can be trans, and still function in society, that would be amazing". Grey helps spread that message in the documentary Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word premiering on ... [ More External Link ]

British Radio Host Comes Out as Transgender

14 October 2014 - Pink News External Link

Yorkshire, United Kingdom: Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has congratulated a local radio presenter who came out on air as transgender yesterday. Stephanie Hirst, 39 until now known as Simon Hirst made the revelation yesterday, on National Coming Out Day. Ms Hirst previously hosted the Hirsty's Daily Dose breakfast show on Capital FM Yorkshire, but abruptly left the station in June. She told B.B.C. Radio 5 Live: "There were many times on the air in recent years where I nearly said that I'm transgender ... [ More External Link ]