Welcome to our latest Polare Newsletter.

November is around the corner and the Gender Centre is putting the finishing touches on this years Transgender Day of Remembrance. It’s one of our biggest events of the GC year and particularly poignant as we celebrate its 20th anniversary. We’re still waiting to hear the official count of deaths on the international murder monitor, and hoping that the community is staying safe in what can be a difficult time for some.

Other upcoming events at the Gender Centre worth mentioning are:

Our senior case manager has been invited to speak at the 22nd Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine. Liz is one of the most experienced case worker on trans and gender diverse care in Australia, having pioneered a significant portion of work in the area of TGD care. We’re all proud of Liz, and have no doubt she will have a lot to contribute at the symposium.

Also, The Gender Centre groups are going through an upgrade over the next month or so too. A new youth group will be starting in Lithgow shortly with dates and times to be announced. Transtopia has grown significantly over the last while, enough that we will be expanding the group, and splitting it into a younger and older section. A junior group for 12-17 and an older group for 18-25. If you’re interested, please contact the Gender Centre.

And finally, just to let you know, fine tuning Polare News remains an ongoing activity so that we’re trialing the release of Polare on a tri-weekly basis. That is, 18 editions each year rather than 24.


Phinn Borg
Executive Director
The Gender Centre

GC News (6)

Groups (2)

Health (27)

Monday, 21 October 2019

Launch of the Gender Centre's new podcast: Counting the Dead

Monday, 21 October 2019

Groups At the Gender Centre: Over 40s
  • 30th October, 2019

    Our over 40s social group meets on the Last Wednesday from 1:30-3:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 21 October 2019

Breast Plant’s Amongst TGD women: What You Need to Know
  • The Australian Federal Department of Health has issued a health warning of importane to transgender and gender diverse women.

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”....

Monday, 21 October 2019

Trans and gender diverse people 'four times more likely to experience sexual violence'
  • More than half of transgender and gender diverse people have experienced sexual violence or coercion, a rate four times higher than the general Australian population, according to new research...

Monday, 21 October 2019

New Zealand’s transgender health body supports AusPATH position
  • New Zealand’s professional body for transgender health care have voiced their support for their Australian counterparts. The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) committee said they...