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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

Two Charged with Bashing of Trans* Woman

15 June 2015 - Star Observer External Link

Balmain New South Wales: Two men will face court next month charged in connection with an assault on trans* woman Stephanie McCarthy earlier this month which has sparked ongoing protests in Sydney’s L.G.B.T.I.-centric Inner West suburb of Newtown. N.S.W. Police has confirmed a man was arrested on Friday at an address in Balmain, also in Sydney’s Inner West, while clothing and a small quantity of cannabis were seized ... [ More External Link ]

National News

A.B.C. Training to Boost Support for Trans Kids

22 June 2015 - The Age External Link

Melbourne Victoria: When Axel Thompson was young he would tell people he had a "male mind". But it wasn't until last year that the 16-year-old, who was assigned as female at birth, discovered his deep-seated sense of his gender identity being at odds with his physical sex was "actually a thing". "My friend told me so I looked it up and realised, yep, it wasn't just me." Today about 100 excited young people from around Victoria will gather in Geelong for the largest transgender and gender-diverse youth summit ever held ... [ More External Link ]

Perth Transgender Clinic Sees 26 Children a Year

19 June 2015 - Perth Now External Link

Perth Western Australia: The equivalent of one Western Australian schoolchild a fortnight is being referred to the state's clinic for transgender young people. The little-known gender clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital receives about 26 ­referrals a year for children aged up to 16, with the youngest believed to be just eight. About one in five children continue to identify as transgender into adolescence, with the rest 'coming to terms with their gender ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Reform Plea

15 June 2015 - The Examiner External Link

Hobart Tasmania: A Southern Tasmanian woman has called upon Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin to lead the nation in showing support for transgender and intersex communities by instigating state-based legislative reform to allow for their needs. Transgender rights advocate Martine Delaney met Dr Goodwin in May last year to discuss issues faced by transgender and intersex Tasmanians. She said members of those communities experienced unique problems in regards to marriage and their identification documents. As the law stands ... [ More External Link ]

Being Brotherboys

11 June 2015 - S.B.S. TV External Link

Melbourne Victoria: Kai Clancy's first memory of feeling trapped in the wrong body is from when he was only four years old. Then known as Kaitlyn, he was watching a story on television about Tony Briffa - a person born with a mix of female and male physical characteristics, often referred to as 'intersex'. "I identified with that", Kai says. Seeing someone with mixed gender triggered something, even at such a young age ... [ More External Link ]

Women of Indigenous Australia in Their Own Words

8 June 2015 - The Guardian External Link

Ntaria Northern Territory: In Ntaria, 130km west of Alice Springs in Australia's red centre, Que Kenny stands in country made famous by artist Albert Namatjira, her shock of red hair glowing against the clear blue sky. An Aboriginal transgender activist, studying law at Deakin University but living in and working for her central desert community, Kenny has ... [ More External Link ]

International News

Top Philippine Nightclub Bars Transgender Woman

25 June 2015 - Yahoo Seven News External Link

Manila Philippines: One of the Philippines' top nightclubs has issued an apology after its bouncers barred a transgender fashion designer from entering, triggering outrage in celebrity circles. The management of the Valkyrie, in an uptown suburb of Manila, issued a statement on Tuesday stressing they do not discriminate against "transwomen and transgender individuals". "The Club does not refuse entry on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation. The Club has ... [ More External Link ]

Malaysian Court Convicts 9 Transgender Women

25 June 2015 - Human Rights Watch External Link

Kelantan Malaysia: A Sharia (Islamic law) court in Malaysia has sentenced nine transgender women to fines, and two to one-month jail terms under a discriminatory law that prohibits "a male person posing as a woman", Human Rights Watch said today. Religious authorities in the northeastern Malaysian state of Kelantan arrested the women in a raid on June 16, 2015, and they pled guilty the next day. A lawyer filed an appeal and the two women sentenced to jail ... [ More External Link ]

Google's Brilliant Ad Describes Transgender Man's Transition

22 June 2015 - c|net External Link

California U.S.A.: For every Caitlyn Jenner who goes through her life experiences in front of a lens and millions of people, there are hundreds and thousands of ordinary people just trying to be themselves. As part of its celebration of L.G.B.T. Pride Month, Google has released an ad telling the story of one man who presented his transition from female to male on YouTube ... [ More External Link ]

Bangkok University Issues New Uniform for Trans Students

11 June 2015 - Gay Star News External Link

Bangkok Thailand: Bangkok University has become the first educational institution in Thailand to allow transgender students to wear the uniform of their identified gender. Thailand is one of the few countries where undergraduates are required to wear uniforms – usually a white shirt and black trousers or skirt. Bangkok university's art school Monday posted a new dress code for 'ladyboys' and 'toms' on Facebook, which was met with an extremely positive reaction from students ... [ More External Link ]