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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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Local News

Celebrate Christmas with Metropolitan Community Church

19 November 2015 - Metropolitan Community Church External Link

Petersham New South Wales:: Group Captain Catherine McGregor is the guest speaker at Metropolitan Community Church Sydney's annual Christmas Eve Service. This is the 20th year the service has been held. Communion will be co-consecrated by Joanne Coleman. Doors open at 7:30pm. Free admission and Auslan interpreted ... [ More External Link ]

Stepping-Out at the Cross-Dressers' Ball

9 November 2015 - A.B.C. Radio National External Link

Sydney New South Wales:: Once a year a Sydney hotel hosts a 'Seahorse Ball' for straight men fathers and husbands who have always harboured a desire to cross-dress. William Verity was there to make a radio documentary and recalls the privilege of seeing men seeing themselves as beautiful for the first time. There are moments when you're making a radio documentary that carry with them the enormous privilege of witnessing something sacred. To be able to record those moments, and bring them to a wider public ... [ More External Link ]

National News

Transgender Man has Penis Construction Surgery

28 November 2015 - Triple J External Link

Australia:: Early on Billy-Joe told his girlfriend he was transgender and wanted to become a man. That was five years ago. He was 21. "This is going to be difficult journey are you with me?" he asked. He had already once tried to take his own life. "The road seemed so long at the time." Since he was a four-year-old girl named Connie, Billy-Joe Newington has been desperate to be a boy. He started taking male hormones when he was 23 and had a double mastectomy last year, but it was not enough ... [ More External Link ]

Greens to Introduce Bill to Recognise Gender Diverse Parents

19 November 2015 - A.B.C. External Link

Canberra A.C.T.:: In the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Rattenbury will also introduce legislation to allow for transgender parents to be recognised on birth certificates. Under the bill, parents would be given the option of being labelled 'parent one' and 'parent two' on their child's birth certificate, instead of the traditional mother and father. Mr. Rattenbury said the growing prevalence of transgender and gender diverse parenting meant the current law needed to be expanded ... [ More External Link ]

Asia / Pacific News

Transgender People Celebrate Historic Legal Recognition

28 November 2015 - ThanhNien News External Link

Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam:: Hundreds of people have gathered in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday night to celebrate a newly approved law that recognizes rights for transgender people. Despite the rain, people laughed, cried and hugged each other in happiness on Nguyen Hue Street, in front of the townhall. They shouted out: "We are transgender people" and "Thank you National Assembly." Some hold banners that read 'Trans rights are human rights' and 'We are writing history.' ... [ More External Link ]

The Beautiful People

19 November 2015 - Bangkok Post External Link

Bangkok Thailand:: We spoke to three transwomen who triumphed in the recent Miss International Queen 2015 pageant about societal acceptance and their blossoming careers. As the three ladies in gowns strutted our way, people stopped mid-stride just to gaze at their beauty. It was not difficult to be transfixed by their charm. In a green dress and wearing a glittering crown, Trixie Maristela, 29, led the way for the trio. She recently won the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty pageant. This year, 27 transwomen from 17 countries ... [ More External Link ]

A Haven for Transgenders in Pattaya

19 November 2015 - Thai Visa News External Link

Pattaya Thailand:: The sun is starting to dip low over the horizon as Prayune Sawangnam steps into the Sisters Foundation's brightly decorated offices. The non-profit organisation provides health, education and support services to the transgender community in Pattaya. Prayune, with her neat bun and long flowing dress, is treated respectfully by other transgender women who have gathered. "Prayune is a 'Mama', an important leader in the transgender community whom other members view as a mother ... [ More External Link ]

Not a Phase: Charly Shares a Story of Growing Up Transgender

19 November 2015 - Gisbourne Times External Link

Gisbourne New Zealand:: As I look back on my life, I often wondered why things never seemed quite right. As a child, I did all the things little boys did. I cut my hair short, hung out with all the other boys, in fact I thought girls were gross, not once thinking this wasn't normal. When I started kindergarten, I began to notice that people were treating me differently to all of my guy friends. One day we had a special day at kindy where we could get our hair styled all fancy. I was really excited. So, my friend and I ... [ More External Link ]

Transgender Bureaucrat Sues Over Sex Discriminationin

19 November 2015 - The Japan Times External Link

Tokyo Japan:: A transgender trade bureaucrat on Friday launched a landmark ¥18 million discrimination lawsuit against the government, claiming the trade ministry refused to let her use the female toilets and harassed her about her sex change. The lawsuit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, exposed what the plaintiff called the bureaucracy's lack of understanding toward sexual minorities and a failure by her employer, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, to honor its remit to promote diversity among all Japanese firms ... [ More External Link ]