transgender & intersex rights

Perth rallies for marriage equality: 'put the bill, pass the bill'

'Put the bill, pass the bill' was the message as 700 people marched through the streets of Perth in support of marriage equality on August 9.

The rally began with a new song by Luke John O'Dell and featured speakers including Joey Cookman from Playgroups with Pride, trans activist Jayne McFadyen and Greens parliamentarian Lynn MacLaren.

Ireland passes law granting trans people greater rights

Ireland passed a new Gender Recognition Bill on July 15 that will allow transgender people to change their birth certificates and other documents, and achieve full legal recognition of their preferred gender. The bill is an elaboration on a previous one that allowed the legal changes, but only with a supporting statement from a doctor.

Germain Greer: Transphobia is all in your mind

Dunking her biscuit into the cup now covered in a suitable amount of filth, she thinks about the time she went driving up a mountain range in Cape York. “What a beautiful area — shame about the people.”

Fully aware she’s been accused of intellectual snobbery on more than one occasion, she lulled herself into a meditative state, knowing she would have to turn on the charm once more. “I say vagina and cunt twenty times a day and they still accuse me of it,” she said out loud this time.

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Come down to ECU Joondalup and listen to a presentation that centers transgender women of colour's experiences and lives.

Room JO 19.143.

We will be showing a number of videos and recordings of famous transgender women of colour, their lives and how they have influenced queer & non-queer society.

https://www.facebook.com/events/373302966183365/

Event date: 
Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:00am

Grrl Fest prepares for third year

Grrl Fest is an independent multi-platform music and arts event, celebrating and empowering women-identified artists. This year, the Melbourne event will be celebrating its third year.

Grrl Fest will be held on March 21 at the Northcote Town Hall.

There will be an outdoor venue, markets, music, workshops, cocktails and cabaret. The venue is a change up from the dusty warehouse beginnings of Grrl Fest.

Leslie Feinberg — a communist who revolutionised transgender rights

Leslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15, aged 65.

She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis and Protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness.

She died at home in Syracuse, New York. Her partner and spouse of 22 years, I was at her side. Her last words were: “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”

Candlelight Vigil for Mayang Prasetyo

Tuesday October 21 @ 6pm
Stirling Gardens, Perth

A candlelight vigil will be held at Stirling Gardens for the death of Mayang Prasetyo. People can bring their own candles, but there will be candles supplied on the night as well.

Mayang Prasetyo was living with her long term partner in Tenerife, Brisbane, when he murdered her and brutalised her body. This kind of spousal violence is all too common, and has deprived a kind, vibrant young woman of her life.

Event date: 
Tue, 21/10/2014 - 6:00pm

Money for public transport, not East West Link

Moreland City Councillor and Socialist Alliance member Sue Bolton delivered the following speech at the Trains Not Tolls rally in Melbourne on June 28. The rally was organised to protest against the new East West Link motorway.

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It’s great seeing people here from all over Melbourne, because this issue affects not just people from the inner city where the East West Link is designed to go, but it affects people from all over Melbourne and all over Victoria.

India recognises transgender rights in equality victory, but gay rights still denied

India's top court officially recognised transgender rights today in a landmark ruling.
The supreme court directed the federal and state governments to allow people to identify themselves as outside the binary male/female gender definitions.

The estimated three million transgender Indians will have the same access to welfare programs for the poor, including education, healthcare and jobs to help them overcome social and economic challenges.

The court also ordered the government fight the social stigma associated with transgender people through a public awareness campaign.

Twenty-three years of rainbow reporting

From its inception, Green Left Weekly has reported on the fight against discrimination suffered by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

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