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.
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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28 April 2015 - Star Observer
Newtown New South Wales: The launch of a new autonomous network targeting trans men who have sex with other men will help address H.I.V. prevention in the trans* community, where the topic is often given less attention. The formation of Peer Advocacy Network for the Sexual Health of Trans Masculinities or PASH™ has been welcomed by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, who also host the group's website. "Currently trans men who have sex with other gay, bisexual and queer cisgender men are not part of ... [ More ]
22 April 2015 - Cleo Magazine
Sydney New South Wales: Cleo Magazine is seeking four Sydney-based trans people (two x trans men, 2 x trans women) in their 20s for photo shoot and interview in Cleo magazine. The interviews will be published as first person accounts and can be read to participants before going to print to ensure it's a proper representation of themselves and their experiences. Please contact Rikki Hodge-Smith if interested. .
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. or Homelessness N.S.W. .
2 May 2015 - A.B.C.
Adelaide South Australia: A photo of a transgender Air Force pilot preparing for Anzac Day has won the 2015 Head On Portrait Prize. Molly Harris took out the prize with her emotive image of pilot Sandra, born as John, shaving as she gets ready for the Anzac Day parade. Now a festival including more than 100 photographic exhibitions across Sydney, the Head On Photo Festival began life as the Head On Portrait Prize. The expansion from the Portrait Prize into a festival has seen the introduction over the years ... [ More ]
30 April 2015 - The Age
East Bentleigh Victoria: It takes guts for any grade five student to make a speech in front of their entire school. But imagine what it is like to stand up for the first time and tell your fellow students and teachers the most important, most private thing you know. That you were born Molly, but are actually Ollie, a young transgender boy. And you would like to be the school's wellbeing captain next year, because you know what it feels like to be on the outer. To have kids ask you why you are using the girls' toilets ... [ More ]
28 April 2015 - Gay News Network
Melbourne Victoria: After major success in its first year, the tilde Film Festival has decided to return for a second year with submissions now open for the 2015 season. tilde is Melbourne's only film festival exclusively showcasing trans and gender diverse filmmakers and films containing trans and gender diverse content. Director Liz Alexander said that when the festival was first being planned the organisers weren't sure it would become an annual event: "We were not sure at the time how often we would run tilde or even if we would run ... [ More ]
2 May 2015 - Yahoo News
Belgrade Serbia: In macho Serbia, he came across as macho as they come: an army major in a military culture that glorifies masculine strength. He was a perfect husband and father in a society that preaches family values. But for nearly his entire life, the major felt he was living a lie: Deep down, he was a woman. Last year, he came out, telling his family and superiors that he was Helena and starting therapy to become a woman. She did not remain Serbia's first transgender major for long: The army asked for her resignation ... [ More ]
1 May 2015 - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
Hawai'i U.S.A.: In traditional, Western culture, gender identity is often considered a binary concept: You are either male or you are female. This restrictive and defining construct makes it difficult for our society to understand people like Bruce Jenner, who recently came out as transgender, because they don't always fit neatly into a box. While some transgender people move from one end of the gender spectrum to the other when they transition, other transgender people exist ... [ More ]
29 April 2015 - The Times of Israel
Tel Aviv Israel: First-grader Eli loves to dress up as Queen Esther for Purim. A real girlie-girl with shoulder-length brown hair and a mischievous smile, when her sisters, 9 and 5, arent looking she may 'borrow' their accessories. Pretty typical stuff for a seven-year-old Californian girl. Except Eli was born a boy. "For us, in the beginning when two years ago she said I want to wear girls' clothes, we thought it was a phase - even hoped it was a phase - when we weren't as educated on gender issues&uot;. said mother Jodi ... [ More ]