Welcome to our latest Polare Newsletter.

This Wednesday is the 20th anniversary of the Transgender day of remembrance and it’s important for the community to take care and look after itself in such difficult times. The centre is in the middle of preparations for this years TDoR and I encourage you to come along Wednesday to Harmony Park to mourn with our community. If you are interested in finding out a bit more about the history of Transgender day of remembrance, I encourage you to listen to our podcast: Counting the Dead.

In this Polare Newsletter we’ve included an interesting range of articles; tips for self care from our latest case worker Emily Bergin, and some pertinent news that touches on the community’s health. It feels that while there have been definite improvements in the lives of transgender and gender diverse people in 2019, we still have a long way to go.

Please be aware that the Gender Centre Groups will run through December but will break in January. This includes our over 40s group on the 27th of November. 

See you at Harmony Park on the 20th. 

Phinn Borg
Executive Director
The Gender Centre

GC News (8)

Groups (2)

Health (30)

Monday, 18 November 2019

Transgender Day of remembrance: 20 years has anything changed?
  • Next Wednesday the Gender Centre will be memorialising the 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance in Harmony Park, Surry Hills. We’ve been hosting this event since it first began in 1999. Over the years the TGD community has changed and grown, but somethings have remained the same Eloise Brook explains.

Monday, 18 November 2019
Affirming People's Gender Improves Trans Mental Health, A Study Says

Monday, 18 November 2019
GPs can be a key part of a transgender patient’s pathway to whole-of-person healthcare.

Monday, 18 November 2019
The Australian media's portrayal of trans people is a betrayal of their human rights

Monday, 18 November 2019

Meet the Staff of the Gender Centre - Emily
  • Hi, my name is Emily and I’ve recently taken up the role as one of the Gender Centre’s case workers. In the lead up to this years TDoR its important that community members take care to look after their mental health.

Monday, 21 October 2019

You will behave like a woman: Transgender people risking death to avoid discriminatory healthcare
  • More than a decade ago, Brenda Appleton was rushed to the emergency department of a major hospital in terrible pain, with a compound fracture in her leg.

    Only afterwards did her partner reveal that during the course of the evening, all the staff had trooped into the ward to “have a look at the tranny”....