Desire, behaviour and identity are distinct, and do not always overlap.
'LGBTIQA+' is a term often employed to be inclusive – but it runs the risk of being so inclusive it loses all meaning.
More still needs to be done to improve trans pupils’ experiences.
New guidance urging schools to stop making pupils conform to gender stereotypes is a step in the right direction.
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The UN has finally created a specific role to uphold LGBT rights, but its first mandate-holder is resigning after just a year.
Some in the Catholic community previously labeled the Safe Schools program as ‘controversial’.
The new program for Catholic schools draws on the same research as Safe Schools (so perhaps it wasn't part of a 'Marxist agenda' after all).
Education and awareness about gender identity and sexual orientation are crucial.
Many people use religion and culture as explanations for their homophobic attitudes.
Don’t like dresses or skirts for schoolgirls? Then let them wear pants.
There's a simple solution to the school uniform conundrum: have a range of sanctioned options and allow students to choose, no matter their gender.
The Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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States who want to keep criminalising LGBT people are trying to stop the UN from creating a way of investigating them.
The Crossroads program teaches children that gender is neither fixed nor binary.
The Crossroads program provides students with meaningful and accurate information about gender diversity in order to challenge homophobic and transphobic discrimination and violence.
Bissu, or transgender priests, are one of five genders recognized by the Bugis.
Is our gender determined by our bodies or our culture?
When do girls come to like pink and boys blue?
Gender is more of a flexible state than most people think. And as children, we start out thinking more flexibly about gender than we end up as adults.
Australian Christian Lobby’s Lyle Shelton, speaking on Q&A.
The Australian Christian Lobby's Lyle Shelton said he was concerned about body modification, gender reassignment surgery and future suicide risk. We check the research.
The Safe Schools Coalition aims to help students deal with a broad range of sexual identities.
Safe Schools Coalition has been the focus of hot debate, but there is little evidence to support the anxieties around its mission.
Gender fluidity is becoming more mainstream.
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As genders blur, language is rapidly adapting. Look no further than the American Dialect Society’s 2015 Word of the Year.
The gender binary does not adequately describe the experience of people who identify as genderqueer.
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Germaine Greer's comments that "post-operative transgender men are not women" have provoked outcry from transgender activists. So let's have a meaningful discussion about gender, sex and the complex relationship between the two.
Transgender is an umbrella term, encompassing a number of different identities and practices.
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Transgender is a relatively new word. So when an academic seeks to create a transgender historical archive, complications abound.
The area of how sexual orientation affects pay rates is under-researched.
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Gay men earn less than heterosexual men, but lesbians earn more than straight women. The reasons may surprise you.
Mark Ryden’s art for Michael Jackson’s 1991 album Dangerous.
The album cover for Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous was painted by American pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. In it, he depicts a world in which the boundaries between human and animal, living and dead…
Why is the language we use to describe gender non-conformists such as Andrej Pejic so important?
Transgender and gender non-conforming lives are becoming increasingly visible. Debate about the lives and legitimacy of trans people is being conducted in the most mainstream of media outlets: Time magazine…