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(The Gender Centre advise that this edition of Polare is not current and as such certain content,
including but not limited to persons, contact details and dates may not apply. Where legal authority or medical related
matters are cited, responsibility lies with the reader to obtain the most current relevant legal authority and/or medical
- Manager's Report
- Gender Centre's Manager Phinn Borg with a brief report of increasing services during 2010 and an overview of the Gender
Centre's plans for 2011.
- The time has come, again, to talk about terminology, which seems to have a life of its own, not least because there are large,
assertive groups here and overseas who want to follow-the-leader rather than thinking about the way in which languages work, by
- A Blog to the Editor
- My biggest fear when I first started going out in public dressed wasn't someone attacking me. I was most afraid of the
seven-year-old boy, yelling out to his mom, "Mom, look at that man in a dress!", by Suzi Q.
- An Introduction to Rusty
- My name is Rusty Nannup and I am a Watjarri-Nyungar woman. My tribal lands are in Western Australia but more important is that
I am transgendered and I have worked at the Gender Centre as Receptionist since 2007.
- The Gift of Transition on your Child
- Being a transgender parent presents its own unique challenges. I would like to focus on transphobia and the impact it can have
for a transgender parent, by Anthony Carlino, Gender Centre Counsellor.
- "So, yes, I will have short hair and ... I'll be using a chest binder. I need people to acknowledge me as he not she,
Paul, not Paula - especially you. Eventually there'll be hormone therapy and surgery but that could be a while off" by Avery
- Genderism in Sports Under Attack Again
- Lana Lawless, a former police officer who had affirmation surgery in 2005, has successfully challenged the U.S. Ladies'
Professional Golf Association's ban on transgendered players. Based on an article in
- Parenting Sideways
- I am beginning my process of coming out to my family, my home, as me. Will they accept me? No. Will they hate me? No. I am
transgender, female to male, gender-queer and bisexual, by Jayke Burgess.
- The Terminology of Intersex
- There have been many attempts at finding adequate terminology for intersex humans in social settings. It is significant none
has involved a discourse with those the terminology seeks to name from
- Klinefelter Syndrome: A Simplified Guide
- Klinefelter (or Klinefelter's) Syndrome is the most common chromosomal variation found in men, by Katherine Cummings
- C.A.H.: Anre's Story.
- Anre was born in a small rural town several hours drive from the nearest capital city's specialist children's hospital. Anre
was born with 11 Beta C.A.H. and was so significantly virilised
that doctors attending the birth were unsure of Anre's sex, by Gina Wilson.
- The Proposed Revision to the
- An outline of the changes proposed by the American Psychiatric Association (A.P.A.), a leading professional association of
psychiatrists in the U.S., to its diagnostic manual. Some of these changes are
relevant for transsexuals, by Jessica Williams
- National Women's Health Policy Fails Intersex Women
- There's no actual mention of Intersexed women in the National Women's Health Policy, The only mention is as a mental health
issue. Intersex is not a mental health issue. As for transwomen, they're classified as women who identify themselves as
lesbian, by Zoe Brain
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