Sexual Reassignment Repeal Bill Survey (South Australia)

In light of the recently introduced Sexual Reassignment Act Repeal Bill 2014, the Legislative Review Committee of the South Australian Legislative Council is inquiring into the use, relevance and impacts of the Sexual Reassignment Act 1988.

YACSA is providing a submission to this inquiry and they want to hear from you.

The 9 question survey should take 10 – 15 minutes to complete and is open until 5pm Friday the 27th of March 2015.

Complete the survey here

Domestic Violence: A resource for trans* people

The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse.

Although there are resource links which are UK-based, there is also plenty of advice and information which is universal.

‘Domestic Violence: A resource for trans people’ was produced in 2009 by The Greater London Domestic Violence project, in collaboration with the LGBT Domestic Abuse Forum and NHS Barking & Dagenham (UK).

To view the full booklet (PDF) click here.

My life as a non-binary transgender teacher – and why I’m still closeted

Wednesday 15 October 2014 17.00 EST,
Many schools have stamped out homophobia but few have got to grips with transgender issues – it’s either too confusing or they worry parents will complain.
  • Read more here
  • Find the Rainbow Teaching website here

Transgender, lesbian and gay students fight for their rights at South Australian schools

The Advertiser, October 06, 2014 11:11PM

TRANSGENDER and gay students are being banned from hugging, playing opposite-sex sports and wearing uniforms of their choice, prompting calls for South Australian schools to deal with discrimination and bullying.

Read more here

Indigenous and transgender: five questions

The Guardian, Friday 26 September 2014 16.57 AEST

“I was brought up with a rich sense of cultural pride, but from a young age I knew something wasn’t right. At age 17 I embarked on a transition to feel at ease with myself.”

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Young trans* people form supportive communities despite major mental health challenges

Young trans* and gender diverse Australians are using activism to forge strong communities and create a better life for themselves in the face of overwhelming mental health challenges, according to groundbreaking new research.

Read more here

Download report here