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Gender identity

Gender difference


Sexual orientation and gender identity conversion practices

In the course of preparing this report, the Tasmania Law Reform Institute received and accepted evidence that conversion practices are happening in Tasmania. The report authors assert that they have caused severe harm to people subjected to them, and that they are a continuing risk...
Blog post

Identity matters: sexual identity in Australia

This article provides some statistics on sexual identity in Australia.

Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–32

Victoria’s first whole-of-government LGBTIQ+ strategy provides the vision and plan to drive equality and inclusion for Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities within all aspects of government work over the next decade.

Negotiating multiple identities: intersecting identities among Māori, Pacific, rainbow and disabled young people

In this report, the authors use Youth19 data to explore the wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand secondary school students with multiple social identities.
Briefing paper

Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020: Bill Brief

The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 was introduced in the Victorian Legislative Assembly in November 2020. The Bill seeks to introduce new criminal offences relating to change or suppression practices.
Discussion paper

Sexual orientation and gender identity conversion practices: issues paper

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute is seeking public feedback on possible reforms to Tasmanian law to respond to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) conversion practices. This issues paper forms the basis for consultation.

PRISM: human rights issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in Aotearoa New Zealand

The purpose of this paper is to introduce six human rights issues relating to people with a diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and the ACFID Code of Conduct: a learning paper

This paper reports on an action learning project undertaken by the Sexual Rights in Development Community of Practice in recognition of the challenges and possibilities that this acknowledgment might present for ACFID members.
Discussion paper

Challenging gender stereotypes in the early years: the power of parents

This paper provides an overview of survey findings and discusses the key results within the context of international literature on early childhood, gender and development, and parenting.

The dream gap: Australian girls' views on gender equality

This survey of Australian girls (aged 10 to 17 years old) offers a rare insight into how they experiences their world.

Everyday sexism: girls’ and young women’s views on gender inequality in Australia

Plan International and Our Watch commissioned this survey to obtain a deeper understanding of young women’s gendered experiences, their most pressing desires for change, and their insights into how to address gender inequality in Australia.

Should toys be gender neutral?

Summary Gender neutral parenting and play is a big subject in Sweden. The country has recently adopted the gender neutral pronoun ‘hen’ – teachers are encouraged to say ‘good morning buddies’ instead of ‘good morning girls and boys’, and toy catalogues regularly show images of...

Making the count: addressing data integrity gaps in Australian standards for collecting sex and gender information

The 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables has yet to incorporate some key recommendations made to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by the National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) and participating community organisations. After three years of direct engagement with the ABS, our...

Gender indicators, Australia, Feb 2016

A summary of gender-specific data in six areas of social concern for gender equality: Economic Security, Education, Health, Work and Family Balance, Safety and Justice, and Democracy, Governance and Citizenship. In this issueGender Indicators, Australia presents a summary of gender-specific data in six areas of...

Doing ourselves wrong: the prices women (and the world) pay for our silent leadership

Abstract Using historical examples from an exceptionally pro-woman Quaker community in Maryland, this essay examines how the epithet “public woman”, accompanied by threats of retaliation and scorn, silenced and discouraged women from assuming strong leadership positions. Local women in this community developed strategies that kept...
Audio interview

Transgender children know identity from a young age and need more support

In Queensland there's a growing push for better understanding and support for transgender children in the education system. Parents of children who identify as gender diverse have now formed a support group in hopes of gaining better treatment and thereby reducing bullying and mental illness...

Looking through the kaleidoscope: a guide to best practice in determining applications for refugee status based on sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex grounds

This guide lays out for the first time a framework for processing refugees fleeing persecution because of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex grounds. Overview This Guide has been developed to: provide reliable information regarding what constitutes best practice in determining applications for refugee status...

Resilient individuals: sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex rights 2015

The status of SOGII rights in Australia has improved significantly over the past two decades. Despite this, LGBTI people still face unacceptable and significant discrimination and barriers to their fair and equal treatment, according to this report. Introduction ‘SOGII rights’ are ultimately about ensuring the...

From blues to rainbows: the mental health and well-being of gender diverse and transgender young people in Australia

This study of gender diverse and transgender young people reveals high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. Introduction This report is the culmination of many months of engagement across Australia with young people aged between 14 and 25 who have shared their thoughts, understandings...

When the glitter settles: safety and hostility at and around gay and lesbian events

Large scale gay and lesbian events such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are major international festivals with considerable tourist attendance. Good order and goodwill are emphasised as positive aspects of the events, but an internet survey of participants shows that there is...