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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey was deemed ineligible for last year’s AFLW draft under new regulations. David Crosling/AAP

The AFL’s gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

The league's new policy for transgender footballers is contradictory and places an unfair burden on athletes to track testosterone levels and performance results over a two-year period.
Indonesian traditional dance performance Reog Ponorogo depicts intimate same-sex relationships between two characters, warok (men) and gemblak (boys). shutterstock

On gender diversity in Indonesia

Culturally, Indonesians have long recognised sexual and gender diversity as part of their daily lives.
Countries such as England and Canada have adopted more progressive approaches to inclusive sex education than Australia has. www.shutterstock.com

Why education about gender and sexuality does belong in the classroom

Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman, during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Sex and gender diversity is growing across the US

Christine Hallquist this week became the first trans person to win a major party's gubernatorial nomination. The percentage of trans adults has doubled since 2008. What's responsible for that change?
Not all transgender people will seek health care, but the ones who do need to feel supported. from www.shutterstock.com

Transgender kids get their own health-care guidelines

New guidelines outline language practitioners should use when caring for transgender kids.
Changes to stringent school uniform rules may help schools on the pathway to acceptance of sexuality and gender fluidity. Rawpixel/shutterstock.com

School uniforms: what Australian schools can do to promote acceptance of gender diversity

Despite the "Yes" vote, Australia has a long way to go in accepting sexuality and gender fluidity, especially in schools. Changing strict uniform rules is a small step in the right direction.
The tech sector has long had a diversity problem. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

White men may be biggest winners when a city snags Amazon’s HQ2

Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
Eight teams will take to the field for the second AFLW season – but transgender woman Hannah Mouncey will not be among them. AAP/Dan Peled

By excluding Hannah Mouncey, the AFL’s inclusion policy has failed a key test

The decision to exclude transgender woman Hannah Mouncey from the AFLW may breach anti-discrimination law, and contradicts the AFL’s public position of embracing diversity and inclusivity.
Blame the period! A satirical look at some of the excuses why more women don’t go into ITC jobs. Girls Who Code/YouTube/Screenshot

The real reason more women don’t code

Some of the myths about why more women don't code and get jobs in ICT are shown in a new satirical campaign. But is raising a woman's menstrual cycle the right way to go?

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