Log in

No account? Create an account
30 June 2016 @ 05:05 pm
Ahtletic teen
kik: Hunter_attack
30 April 2011 @ 02:13 pm
Hi folks,

Just spreading the word re the newly formed Still Fierce Melbourne crew.




This is an introductory letter from Still Fierce! Melbourne, a newly formed collective of intersex, sex and/or gender diverse people and our allies and supporters. We are writing to you to say hi, and to let you know what projects and events we are working on and to invite you to participate in our collective or in our events, or both, or to voice our interest in networking with your organization!

Still Fierce Melbourne was formed a month or so ago, inspired by the work of Still Fierce Sydney, a similar collective. While we haven't fully established our manifesto we have established that we are an open collective, and that we are interested in working on political lobbing for ISGD rights at a national level, in creating stronger social and political networks for ISGD people and in doing consciousness raising work in the community about ISGD people and our experiences and issues. We have yet to establish the details of our relationship to Still fierce! Sydney, right now all that is in concrete is that we are using the same name and are supporting their list of demands for the rally in Canberra.

What is ISGD?

If you haven’t heard this acronym before, don’t worry, neither had most of us up to a year ago. It stands for Intersex, Sex and/or Gender Diverse. We decided as a group to use this new term instead
of transgender, transsexual, intersex, cross dressers etc etc because we are interested in moving away from the border wars that we have seen happen between different sex/gender diverse identity groups in the past, and to overcome the generational differences in what language people use
to describe themselves, and basically just to encompass all sex and gender diverse people when we are lobbying for rights, when we are talking about discrimination and when we are talking about our peers.

Here is a brief rundown of what we are working on right now:

The first major project we are working on is getting a 45 seater bus to take to a rally for ISGD rights in Canberra on the 11th of May. The tickets are on a sliding scale basis (starting from $20 to as much as each individual can afford). The bus will be leaving approximately around 1 am
on Friday morning and departing that evening after the rally and driving through the night to arrive back in Melbourne late that night. We will make the bus times public as soon as we know!

To confirm a seat on the bus or find out more information about the rally please email: stillfiercemelbourne@gmail.com

We have been meeting fortnightly but have yet to find a regular venue, so if you are interested in coming to our meetings (all welcome!) Email us at still-fierce-melbourne@googlegroups.com and we'll met you know the details!

We are very excited about networking with other trans/ ISGD groups in Melbourne and Victoria and learning more about what other groups are doing and exploring the possibilities of how we can work together!

We look forward to meeting you soon,

Much love,

Still Fierce Melbourne

To find out what’s going on and to stay in touch about events join the Facebook group:


Or to get involved in some of the behind the scenes stuff join the Still Fierce! Melbourne Google group:


Details about the national Intersex, Sex and/or Gender Diverse Rally:

This is a video about the rally in Canberra on May 4th 2011:


The rally is supported by Still Fierce Sydney, Still Fierce Melbourne, and Sex And Gender Education Australia, Australian Health and Education Centre, Australian Federal Greens Party, Australian Socialists Alliance, Femme Guild Sydney, Scarlet Alliance, Equal Love Canberra, Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee (NSW), CRAVE Metropolitan Community Church (Sydney), Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Student Union Queer Department [RUSU Queer Department], The University of Melbourne Student Union Queer Department [UMSU Queer],
WA Gender Project, The Seahorse Society of NSW, University of Sydney Queer Students, National Union of Students [NUS]

Still Fierce and Allied Organizations are calling on the federal and state Governments to implement the recommendations of the 2009 Australian Human Rights Commission’s Sex Files Report, review inequalities in the law for ISGD people and to outlaw unethical medical practices forced on intersex
Children. We invite other groups to join us in rallying for the rights of ISGD groups of people and we are open to suggestions for further addition to our demands.

We are calling for equal rights for ISGD People; our Memorandum of Demands

1/ Implementation of the AHRC Sex Files (2009) recommendations

2/ Legal protection against enforced medical treatment of ISGD children

3/ Federal antidiscrimination laws protecting all ISGD people

4/ Full Medicare funding for medical and psychological procedures needed by any ISGD people

5/ Full Marriage rights for ISGD People.

6/ Enshrinement of the right to establish ones’ own sex and/or gender identity in federal law.

For more info on the Sex Files Report:


<3 Stay Fierce! <3

FYI and please pass onto your networks. A PDF flyer is available if anyone wants it feel free to leave your email in a comment and I will email it to you.





Health, activism, law and much more... Zoe Belle Gender Centre (ZBGC) is creating an online Resources Directory!

Now live at ZBGC's website, this searchable, Australia-wide directory will include local practitioners, groups and organisations that are of interest to the sex and gender diverse community.

We are now calling for listings from practitioners, groups and organisations for the directory. Listings are FREE. Community groups, medical services, activist groups, gyms, housing services, legal services, counsellors, clubs, etc... if your group/service is of interest to trans* and gender variant people, we need it in our directory!

To get listed in the directory, simply take a few minutes to fill in the form at:


This much-needed directory will be invaluable to trans* and trans*-connected people throughout Australia, so let’s create the most comprehensive directory we can!

Further queries to:
Zoe Belle Gender Centre
03 9660 3990 (voicemail)

This project is funded by a grant from Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise
03 February 2010 @ 12:24 am
Theres an inspirational new campaign in Perth for queer families. This Valentines Day the queer community in WA has organised a rally and festival in support of same-sex and gender diverse couples, thruples, families and other relationships.

Embedded is their promotional video - its worth a look! Website at www.families4freedom.info

Unfortunately, some f@#%er has tagged this as offensive on Facebook, so we're all trying to get it out via any means we can. I encourage everyone who is inspired by this to pass it on and send the links out to their friends.

With love, rome_o

(apologies for cross-posting) 

BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2009 presents BF09 UNDER THE RADAR featuring

sunny drake in the new version of Other-wise

A gutsy convention-defying gender-euphoric one-person show weaving theatre, magical animation, movement, puppets & multimedia

Venue: Studio, Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane
When: 8pm Sat 26 - Wed 30 Sept (no shows Mon 28 Sept)& matinee 1.30pm Sun 27 Sept
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Concession & Groups (incl booking fees).

No-one turned away for lack of funds (email abbie.trott@gmail.com)

Bookings: www.brisbanefestival.com.au http://www.brisbanefestival.com.au
Also on 1300 762 545 & through Oztix retail outlets

This morning I lost my homework and the dog ate my gender. Children, can you say trans-gender? Animated creatures whisk us into worlds of magic as Sunny explores boy tits, coming out to family, learning to fly and getting comfortable with contradictions and not knowing. As funny as it is moving, Other-wise is a testament to the courage it takes to be true to oneself.

Read more...Collapse )

*The Real Possibility of Joy: A Reading and Q&A with Josephine Emery*

Hosted by Dee McLachlan

A Fundraiser for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre

Josephine Emery's book The Real Possibility of Joy: A Personal Journey from Man to Woman will be officially released by Murdoch Books in September. Based in Sydney, Josephine will be in Melbourne in late August as a guest of the Melbourne Writers' Festival.

In this special fundraiser for the Zoe Belle Gender Centre, Josephine will read from the book and answer your questions. Copies of the book will be on sale. This event will be hosted by award-winning film director, producer and writer Dee McLachlan.

Friday 28 August, 7.30pm
Hares & Hyenas Bookshop
63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

$6 full/$4 concession

Bookings advised. Book via Hares and Hyenas: phone (03) 9495 6589 or email contactus@hares-hyenas.com.au

Queries to Zoe Belle Gender Centre: email contact@gendercentre.com or phone (03) 9660 3990

Read more...Collapse )
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia has made hypocritical statements regarding same-sex marriage. He maintains his party "respects" same-sex couples, but still vows to fight against their right to marry.

Take action by contacting the Prime Minister and urging him to support marriage rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual couples.

08 July 2009 @ 08:57 pm
Hey everyone! I just stumbled upon this community and thought that you might be interested to hear about a project I've recently become involved with.

Wellington Access Radio [783 am] has a segment called YouthZone. A few weeks ago, myself and three other queer youth from School's Out [support group in central Wellington and the Hutt] were asked to take part in an offshoot of YouthZone, aimed at queer youth. We had our first show today - it was messy and nervewracking, but so worth it!

Anyway, the point of this post it this - next Tuesday [14th of July] at 3.30 until 5.00, we're gonna be on again, talking about whatever's on our minds, playing some music, giving a review of the UniQ ball and possibly having a visit from our School's Out facilitators, Hannah and Brendan! We'd love it if you could tune in and have a listen. We also have an email address [queeryouthonaccess@gmail.com], so if you can think of any issues we should address or any events coming up or wanna know when the next show will be or whatever, flick us an email xD

That's essentially it - oh, and I'll be posting news about the show on my lj, so if you wanna keep tabs on things, feel free to friend me or message me or whatevs!

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Hot Hot Heat - This Town | Powered by Last.fm