News Affecting the Community

Jan30

Website Maintenance

30 January 2016 - Gender Centre Media Release

Website Maintenance

Sydney NEW SOUTH WALES:: Having designed and maintained this website for the past fifteen years, NixDesign is handing over the baton to a new web designer as of 1 February 2016. NixDesign wishes the new designer well and hopes the Gender Centre can continue going from strength to strength into the future.

Jan08

Transgender Thai Kickboxer Fighting for Sex Change

8 January 2016 - A.B.C.

Transgender Thai Kickboxer Fighting for Sex Change

Bangkok THAILAND:: For Thai fighter Somros Polchareon, there are a few extra steps in preparing for a kickboxing bout. Only after mascara is applied and eyelashes are curled does the 19-year-old grab a handbag and walk outside to have her hands wrapped in bandages and her muscular body rubbed down with oil.

Dec26

Transgender Woman Sues Gym Over Changing-Room Use

26 December 2015 - Japan Times

Transgender Woman Sues Gym Over Changing-Room Use

Kyoto JAPAN:: A transgender business manager in the city of Kyoto sued major fitness club operator Konami Sports Club Co. on Friday, saying she was forced to use its facility in Kyoto Prefecture as a man before undergoing sex reassignment surgery. 

Jan18

Being Transgender In Korea

18 January 2016 - Huffington Post

Being Transgender In Korea

Seoul KOREA REPUBLIC:: "I want to become a person who breaks down boundaries. There are many walls and boundaries in people's hearts and minds that separate them from other people.

Jan07

Carlotta Blasts Barry Humphries over Transgender Comments

7 January 2016 - Gay News Network

Carlotta Blasts Barry Humphries over Transgender Comments

Pyrmont NEW SOUTH WALES:: Transgender icon Carlotta has delivered a stinging rebuke to Barry Humphries over his remarks that Caitlyn Jenner is a "mutilated man".

Dec24

Vietnam Allows Sex Change on Legal Documents

24 December 2015 - Jakarta Globe

Vietnam Allows Sex Change on Legal Documents

Hanoi VIETNAM:: Vietnam lawmakers on Tuesday passed changes to a civil code that acknowledges transgender people and gives them rights to change gender in legal documents, reflecting a major advance in the Communist government's viewpoint on gender issues.

Jan18

Beauty Pageant for Transgender Women Gets More Support

18 January 2016 - The Straits Times

Beauty Pageant for Transgender Women Gets More Support

Singapore SINGAPORE:: Every year since 2011, Pravinaa Productions has been running an annual pageant called Miss World Music Tiffany for a different type of beauty queen - transgender women. 

Jan07

Time for a Transgender Education, New Zealand

7 January 2016 - Japan Times

Time for a Transgender Education, New Zealand

Dunedin NEW ZEALAND:: Being transgender both in New Zealand and around the world is a real experience, I'll give it that. My experience is always different to that of my friends or partner. People usually just look at me and assume I'm a butch lesbian, call me by she/her pronouns.

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