Those who oppose inclusive teaching content often claim to be representing parents’ views. The evidence from a large national survey of parents shows those claims are very wrong.
It only takes a few seconds to ask ‘what pronouns do you use’, but knowing and using a person’s correct pronouns can have a big impact on their mental health.
Proposed changes to the law will prevent schools from providing appropriate support for transgender and gender-diverse young people. These changes could increase their already high risks of harm.
Both sex and gender analysis are crucial to health research to enable access to appropriate health information, diagnoses and care for gender-diverse populations.
Sex is not gender but research continues to treat these as the same concept, with potentially damaging consequences for health studies, health policies and health programs.
Countries such as England and Canada have adopted more progressive approaches to inclusive sex education than Australia has.
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.
Surveys show young Australians want information about sexuality and gender diversity.
Just as Prime Minister Morrison does not want others to impose their values on his kids, he should not impose his on others by limiting sex and sexuality education to what he deems acceptable.
Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman, during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
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LGBTQi+-inclusive sexuality education reduces negative stereotypes and biases, creating a safer school environment for LGBTQi+ students.
Leaving young people to figure sexuality and sex out themselves could result in ill-informed decision-making, and withholds knowledge that is their right to have.
Oh the terrible irony.
Photo by Mar Hicks
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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.
The demarcation of the population into male and female effectively excludes everyone who falls outside those boundaries.
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