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October 15, 2018

Taiwan to Hold Referendum on Same-sex Marriage On 24 November Taiwan will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage, a year after the constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples must have the right to marry. However, if the referendum results are in favour of legalising same sex marriage, any reforms may create a segregated form of […]

October 8, 2018

Friday evening on the 28th of September, UniQ hosted the inaugural Queer Ball at the Hunter Lounge. It was a relatively small turnout, but it was awesome to see everyone meeting and hanging out with new people and making some new friends, which we love to see at any event we hold. We opted to […]

October 8, 2018

Victoria University has updated its Hardship Fund services to include “costs associated with sexuality and gender identity for LGBTQIA+ students”. The change surfaced shortly after the mid-year break. “We are improving information available for LBGTQIA+ students in 2019,” said Pam Thorburn, Director of Student Academic Services. These costs can include a range of financial challenges, […]

October 1, 2018

Stonewall Picture Book for Kids to be Released April 2019 Author Rob Sanders will be releasing a picture book, Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising. A Revolution., in April 2019 to commemorate 50 years since the Stonewall riots. The book will cover the events of 28 June 1969, when patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back […]

September 17, 2018

Marco Marco Feature All-Trans Line Up at NYFW Fashion house Marco Marco featured 34 transgender models at their New York Fashion Week show this year, which is being hailed as a groundbreaking event in the fashion industry. Marco Morante, the designer, said that he wanted to create a space to “celebrate trans bodies”. “This was […]

July 30, 2018

The Outreach Nurse service is available to students enrolled with Mauri Ora (Student Health). This service is dedicated to International, Pasifika, Māori, and gender diverse students. It provides help for a range of things, including support for mental health needs, sexual health check-ups and contraception, immunisations and travel vaccines, among other things. Each appointment is […]

July 16, 2018

Throughout my life I’ve got to know so many fantastic women.. From my great-grandmother who was a nurse during World War II, to my sister who is currently a joinery apprentice in a male-dominated workplace, I have — and continue to be — inspired by the women in my life. I chose to write about […]

June 5, 2018

CANADIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATES TO ALLOW FOR NO GENDER MARKER On 25 May, the government of Saskatchewan, Canada, ruled that birth certificates can now be issued without a gender marker, following two complaints made in 2014 and 2017. The province of Ontario also allows for the removal of a gender marker from a birth certificate, although […]

May 21, 2018

“But they don’t look disabled!” This is something many of my friends have heard said about them over the years. To the average person, when they think about the word “disabled”, no doubt the most common image they’ll conjure up is a person in a wheelchair, or maybe someone holding a cane. But disabilities extend […]