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Polare Magazine & Archives

First published by the Gender Centre in 1993, Polare Magazine has developed a reputation of being a vital source of information, news, views, opinions and stories for transgender people and others within the sex and gender diverse communities.

Polare Magazine is published quarterly in Australia by The Gender Centre Inc. which is funded by the Department of Family & Community Services under the S.A.A.P. program and supported by the N.S.W. Health Department through the AIDS and Infectious Diseases Branch. Polare provides a forum for discussion and debate on gender issues. Unsolicited contributions are welcome, the editor reserves the right to edit such contributions without notification. Any submission which appears in Polare may be published on our internet site. Opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Editor, The Gender Centre Inc., the Department of Family & Community Services or the N.S.W. Department of Health.

Polare Magazines are available for download from The Gender Centre, and are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view and print P.D.F. files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at the Adobe website.


Magazine of the NSW Gender Centre Issue 110 January-March 2017. Featured Articles: Phia Navin in Remembrance, TransArt as Therapy, A tribute to Paula, LGBTI Legislation fails in Victoria,  Trans* Studies Conference U. of Arizona Report, Transgender Day of Remembrance Report.

Polare Issue 109 Out Now

Transgender day of remembrance 2016, TransParent (TV show first series) review, Electrolysis the facts, Beginning to understand myself as a Trans woman, Sensationalist Media.

Polare Issue 108 Out Now

Transgender is Not a Disorder, Looking Forward, Looking Back, The Exploits of Paula Hartigan, Packing & Binding, Non-Binary Gender and more...

The Transgender Funeral Struggle, The Drag Queen Scene, Special Interest Group, The Danish Girl, Caroline at School

Dressing for Success, Valerie Wagstaff Tells Her Story, Jenny Boylan on Caitlyn Jenner

Call Me Stephanie, Who Has Authority Over Our Bodies?, Kathy Anne Noble Interview.

The Beautiful Terror of Accepting Love, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors, Why Bruce Jenner's Transition Matters.

Kai's Story, Transwomen in Sport, Cultures in Formation.

The Blue Diamond Society, Two Alzheimer-Related Works, Mystery of Infantile Testosterone.

Late Transition Leads to a Happier Life, Transition With Pride, Facial Feminisation, No Such Thing as Transgender.

One to a Hundred, Trail Blazers, The Berdache, Is 'Tranny' a Derogatory Term?

Staying Employed During Transition, The Happy Family Fairy Tale, I'm So Sick of Words.

Cate McGregor: Woman and Warrior, Caring for a Minority Within a Minority, Special Considerations for Transsexual Surgeries.

Leslie Findlay: A Tribute, The Intersex View of Norrie's Case, Transitioning in the Workplace.

A Brief History of X; Testosterone and F.T.M. Sex Drive; A New Life For Dan.

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