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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

Hatch, Match & Dispatch

20 August 2015 - A.B.C. Media Release

Ultimo New South Wales:: A brand new television series for the A.B.C., called Hatch, Match & Dispatch is looking for L.G.B.T.I.Q. people who are interested in sharing their stories. We are currently looking for people who are intending to go to the N.S.W. Births, Deaths & Marriages Registry in the upcoming months to register a birth, a death, a relationship, or currently looking to change their name or sex. If you're interested in being involved, please contact Georgia by email

Australian Entrant to Compete for Global Fa'afafine Beauty Pageant

18 August 2015 - Star Observer External Link

Punchbowl New South Wales:: The first-ever Australian beauty pageant celebrating Samoa's fa'afafine third gender was held in Sydney last weekend with the winner now set to compete for the global crown. Before a crowd of around 300 people, including Australian and Samoan politicians, Ella Collins from Merrylands in western Sydney beat four other contestants ... [ More External Link ]

National News

Trans* Community Mourns the Passing of Kathy Noble

25 August 2015 - Star Observer External Link

Brisbane Queensland:: The Australian trans* community is mourning the loss of Kathy Anne Noble, described as a passionate and courageous 'icon' who worked intensely behind the scenes advocating for trans* rights, following her death last week in Brisbane. Noble who also founded the trans* resource Changeling Aspects, and authored the book ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender, Intersex People Are Ostracised From Playing Sport

24 August 2015 - A.B.C. Online External Link

Canberra A.C.T.:: Despite sport being an integral part of the cultural fabric of Australia, many transgender and intersex people say they have been ostracised by sporting communities. Transgender man Daniel George has not played soccer in two decades due to fear of not belonging in either a men's or women's team. "I loved sports when I was younger. As a child ... [ More External Link ]

New Minus 18 Resource for Trans* Youth Created for Victorian Schools

21 August 2015 - Star Observer External Link

Melbourne Victoria:: Youth-led L.G.B.T.I. organisation Minus18 has launched a new information resource for young trans* people to be distributed among Victorian schools. The guide, called O.M.G. I'm Trans, was developed over 18 months and covers practical social and medical information for the trans* community, as well as personal anecdotes by trans* teenagers ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Inmate's Dress Fight Hits Legal Hurdle

20 August 2015 - Adelaide Advertiser External Link

Adelaide South Australia:: A transgender inmate's bid to wear women's clothing in a male prison should be thrown out because she has failed to properly pursue it through court, State Government lawyers claim. The Crown Solicitor's Office asked the Equal Opportunities Tribunal to dismiss Krista Richards's case, calling it inadequate and prejudicial ... [ More External Link ]

Canberra Hospital Now Offers Support for Transgender Children

19 August 2015 - Canberra Times External Link

Canberra A.C.T.:: As colourful dinosaurs inertly frolic on his youthful tie, Dr Tony Lafferty gently discussed gender dysphoria while fun-loving children romped and roamed about the captivating playground at the Canberra Hospital. Out in the open air, the conversation was deliberate as Dr Lafferty found the right words to explain a recent development at the hospital to assist ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Children in A.C.T. need Targeted, Coordinated Support

17 August 2015 - Canberra Times External Link

Canberra A.C.T.:: The numbers of children and youth identifying as transgender in the nation's capital have increased substantially. Anecdotal figures from the Canberra Hospital gender dysphoria team and trans support service A Gender Agenda reveal a growing rate of children and teens seeking support for gender dysphoria. The surge has bolstered calls for a multi-disciplinary ... [ More External Link ]

Asia / Pacific News

Corrections Fast-Tracks Approval to Shift Trans Prisoner

28 August 2015 - External Link

Upper Hutt New Zealand:: The Department of Corrections has agreed to shift a transgender prisoner to a women's facility. It came as the prisoner's lawyer has questioned why a person who identified as a woman and was undergoing hormone therapy was put in a men's prison in the first place. On Thursday Rimutaka Prison director Chris Burns confirmed the request by transgender prisoner Jade Follett had been approved ... [ More External Link ]

Pemberton Admits Choking Transgender Woman

26 August 2015 - Philippine Star External Link

Olongapo City Philippines:: His sister is a lesbian and he's not a homophobe. And he was a victim of deception by a sex worker, whom he choked in self-defense in a fit of "passion and obfuscation" but did not intend to kill. These were the arguments presented by U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton as he took the stand yesterday at the Regional Trial Court ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Rights to Remain in Limbo

26 August 2015 - Viêt Nam News External Link

Ha Noi Vietnam:: Transgender people are not likely to be legally recognised in the upcoming amended Civil Code, said the National Assembly Law Committee (N.A.L.C.) at its regular meeting with the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday. The controversial issue was constantly brought up at the previous National Assembly meeting in May. Discussions then ... [ More External Link ]

Hate Video Targeting Transgender People

26 August 2015 - Malay Mail Online External Link

Kuala Lumpar Malaysia:: A group of Indian Malaysian transgender women are living in fear of after a video inciting physical violence against transgenders in public spread on social media this past week. The video recording of just over two minutes was split into two parts: with the first showing photos of several transgender women of various ethnicities, mostly Indian ... [ More External Link ]