Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Autistic boy ruled OK for sex change by family court | News.com.au http://ht.ly/3voHm
Gay parents are more equal than others: study SMH http://ht.ly/3voky

Monday, 27 December 2010

Child neglect equally harmful as physical or sexual abuse: study http://ht.ly/3uxCj
Judge orders girl, 14, to live with sect http://ht.ly/3uxBX

Sunday, 19 December 2010

WikiLeaks cleared of breaking Australian law | Courier Mail http://ht.ly/3rrrx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Red Book plan a step towards gay marriage http://ht.ly/3poNn

Monday, 13 December 2010

Proposed laws will ban Tasmanians, for the first time, from accessing overseas commercial surrogacy clinics.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Spy cameras the latest weapon in war on child-support dodgers : http://ht.ly/3mWsc
Way now clear for surrogacy for profit for UK parents to be: SMH http://ht.ly/3mOOB

Monday, 6 December 2010

Kirby launches Brisbane LGBTI Legal Service

Michael Kirby (r) with yours truly
Judicial legend, retired High Court judge Michael Kirby launched the Brisbane LGBTI Legal Service last week on World AIDS Day.

In launching Australia's only stand alone LGBTI legal service, Mr Kirby outlined the ways that the service had already started the fight against discrimination and fighting for fairness. He outlined various cases in which people's lives had been changed with assistance from the service.

Mr Kirby noted that in the days of the Bjelke-Petersen government, such a service would not have existed.

He called upon the State Government to consider changing the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act so that for trans people seeking to have their gender altered on their birth certificates, there should no longer be a requirement of operation and inspection by doctors. Mr Kirby said that the current Qld requirement was not used throughout Australia and failed international standards.

An unfunded service, the service is staffed entirely by lawyer and social worker volunteers, and operates each Wednesday night from 6pm to 7.30pm at QAHC, 30 Helen St, Teneriffe.

I was privileged to attend the opening in my role as a volunteer at the service.

For more about the launch, and plenty of piccies, click here.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Transgendered officer gets army to change policy: http://ht.ly/3k0oR Bridget and Emma are deeply in love. Bridget still wants to soldier.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

NSW surrogacy laws likely to take effect in the New Year: ABC http://ht.ly/3jOaC
Money woes kill marriages http://ht.ly/3jEEh