transgender & intersex rights

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.

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.

Fighting for marriage equality in the ACT

The same-sex marriage bill passed in the Australian Capital Territory on October 22 was the most important victory of the equal marriage rights campaign so far. It is the first time queer people have had the right to marry in Australia and follows a seven-year campaign in the ACT, and a nine-year struggle nationwide.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is likely to do everything in his power to overturn the legislation. The federal government will be taking it to the High Court next month.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

A memorial for our brothers and sisters worldwide, who have lost their lives to transphobia. Hyde Park Botanical Gardens Perth.

Event date: 
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 8:00pm
Event time: 
Wed, 20/11/2013 - 8:00pm

Heroic whistleblower says 'I am Chelsea Manning', says ready to move on to next phase of her life

The Army private and WikiLeaks whistleblower formerly known as Bradley Manning announced, in a statement via lawyer David Coombs, the decision to transition to life as a woman and a request to be referred to as Chelsea and with female pronouns. Visit here for more information on Manning's case.

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The Next Stage of My Life

Socialists give full support to marriage equality

This statement was released by the Socialist Alliance on August 16.

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Kevin Rudd says he is now in favour of equal marriage rights, but Labor’s policy allows its politicians a "conscience vote". This is simply unacceptable, and lets homophobic MPs off the hook.

Why does Labor have a "conscience vote" on equal marriage? It doesn't have a conscience vote on other issues, such as sending asylum seekers to PNG or cutting sole-parent pensions — even though Labor's policies on these issues violate the conscience of any decent human being.

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