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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

New Gender Diverse TV Series to Air on Channel 31

22 August 2014 - Gay News Network External Link

Sydney, New South Wales: Channel 31 will screen a brand new television series next month Trans-Mission which explores the real world of people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned. Trans-Mission, produced by Bent TV, is a first of its kind and aims to break down stereotypes and preconceptions while celebrating the lives of transgender and gender diverse people. Themes include growing up gender-questioning, medical procedures and mental health issues. The show will also explore identification issues, relationships, shopping and sexuality. Secretary of Bent TV and Trans-mission host Sammy Cameron told MCV that although the program includes ... [ More External Link ]

My Husband Became a Woman and Our Marriage is Stronger than Ever

21 August 2014 - Sydney Morning Herald External Link

New England, New South Wales: I've never questioned my sexuality, my desire to be with a man. Still, when I first encountered the person who would become my husband, he was wearing makeup and a purple dress. We met at a gathering hosted by a mutual friend, a psychotherapist and expert on transgenderism. David, the man in the dress, was a 38-year-old surgeon and a cross-dresser. He - she in that moment - was intriguing. I saw beyond the external and was drawn in by David's essence - his courage, his honesty, his authenticity. We've now been married for 23 years and I'm still in love. But since David became Deborah full-time three years ago, I'm now in love with her. As my husband became a woman, I endured a transition of my own ... [ More External Link ]

National News

Transgender 6-Year-Old Finds Real Support

27 August 2014 - Inquisitr External Link

Gold Coast, Queensland: A transgender six-year-old is thriving well in school, thanks to the real support she's receiving from teachers and staff. Seth was born a boy, but has always been more comfortable as a girl. Her name is Skyler Burns and her parents haven't discouraged her feelings or path in life. Skyler, who lives in Queensland, has begun school as a girl and tells friends, "Mummy said the doctors told her I was a boy but they got it wrong ... I've always been a girl." Daily Mail Australia covers the story of Skyler and how the educational system is meeting her needs when it comes to acceptance. The transgender child's parents Summer, 45, and Brett, 30 are nervous ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Health Conference to Focus on Clincal Service, Science and Community

26 August 2014 - Gay News Network External Link

Adelaide, South Australia: The full conference program for the biennial Australian New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health is now available online. The conference aims to improve the health and well-being of people in the transgendered community. Historically the trans community has been marginalised when it comes to issues of health care and community service and the conference aims to address these issues. ANZPATH will be held in South Australia in October and the theme for this year's conference is Clinical Service, Science and Community. According to organisers the 2014 ANZPATH ... [ More External Link ]

International News

Jaiyah Saelua: if I experience transphobia I just tackle harder

1 September 2014 - The Guardian External Link

Pago Pago, American Samoa: Despite the hype and carefully crafted presentation, this year's World Cup was in some ways a monochrome world, one where highly-paid athletes represented their respective nations despite a private life that has little in common with those they ostensibly embody. However, look beyond the action in Brazil, and the World Cup can still provide an outlet for a catalogue of heart-warming and colourful tales. There are few, if any, that are as unique or groundbreaking as that of Jaiyah 'Johnny' Saelua, who has been recognised by F.I.F.A. as the first transgender international footballer ... [ More ]

Transgender Refugee says New Zealand Paradise

1 September 2014 - New Zealand Herald External Link

Wellington, New Zealand: A transgender refugee from Colombia who was knocked back by other countries says she has "found paradise" in New Zealand after being officially recognised as a woman. Eliana Rubashkyn, born Luis Alexander Rubashkyn, claimed she had been imprisoned and ridiculed overseas because her appearance did not match the 'male' identity. But the 26-year-old, who did not undergo a sex-change, is thrilled that her New Zealand certificate of identity has her gender stated as 'female'. Immigration New Zealand said Ms Rubashkyn was referred for resettlement to New Zealand by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees under the refugee quota programme. "Prior to the immigration decisions ... [ More ]

Indonesia's First Retirement Home For Transgenders

1 September 2014 - World Crunch External Link

Jakarta, Indonesia: In a suburban part of Jakarta, we're walking down a dirt road up to a very small pink house at the end of an alley. There are chickens running around, and children playing. It's here that Indonesia's first retirement home for transsexual and transgender people known as waria in Indonesia is being built. In the doorway, two elderly transgenders whose teeth are missing call out "good morning". Inside, Yulianus Rettoblaut peers into a mirror while a friend goes about the daily ritual of applying her heavy makeup thick white foundation, fake eyelashes, bright red lipstick and a long black wig that's tied in a bun at the back ... [ More ]