Penny Whetton made the lives of those around her richer, more interesting and more human. Her death leaves a massive void.
Accurate data on Australians' gender and sexual identity helps governments make good policy – and, importantly, ensures those communities are seen and recognised.
For lesbian couples or trans men, the 'unexpected' gender of one parent causes difficulties for maternity services where notions of 'normal' are increasingly out of step with the times.
The Victorian parliament should delay its vote on the birth certificate reform bill to allow more consultation with women's groups and to assess the potential impact on single-sex spaces.
Proposed reforms in Victoria will not only remove barriers for many TGD people to navigate their daily lives more safely, but help to make gender categories in general less strictly defined.
The Supreme Court will decide in the next year whether sexual orientation and gender identity are covered under federal employment discrimination law.
We shouldn't assume that discussion of bodily changes necessarily means progression towards a more equal society.
Cricket Australia is providing opportunities for people who, while 'different', can fit in and feel welcomed.
A progressive city's new ordinance on gender-neutral language provokes a worldwide media storm.
Transgender and non-binary people are often pressured to hide their gender identity at work.
Violence against LGBTQ people in Brazil is at an all-time high, but artists refuse to be intimidated.
What experiences do trans people have of recreational sport?
High-profile athletes have been speaking out against the eligibility of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions.
Marriage equality was an important step for LGBTI+ rights in Australia, but there are many other areas in which LGBTI+ people in Australia still face discrimination.
It's not about trauma or how you were raised: evidence now points to a biological basis for transgender, and to the action of particular genes in that determination.
A survey done of transgender people right after they read a story on the government's move to deny transgender identity shows the emotional impact that denying that identity can have.
LGBTQ youth use Tumblr more frequently than others. The platform has provided a safe space for youth to explore sexual identities and find crucial support. A new regulating policy may change all that.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Donald Trump is seeking to amend laws that prevent discrimination against Americans based on their sex. It's all just another attempt to fire up the Republican base for the mid-term elections.