As you may have noticed, this website has undergone a redesign. Importantly, the redesign is not simply aesthetic, but is driven by the new content focus: research. Primarily the website now focuses on documenting research on gender diversity in Australia (specifically in relation to the lives of trans and gender diverse people). Posts to the site highlight:
- New Australian research exploring the lives of trans and gender diverse people
- Links to current Australian surveys on the experiences of trans and gender diverse people
The pages of the site archive:
- Previous Australian research on trans and gender diverse people
- Previous international research on trans and gender diverse people
Given there are already so many fantastic Australian websites providing community and support information in regards to gender diversity (many of the listed on the links page), it seemed important to shift the focus of this site so that it can better address a gap, namely to serve as a research portal in Australia.
Feedback always welcome, and I very much appreciate any suggestions for publications to add to the lists of past research, or news of the latest publications or surveys to promote 🙂
New paper by Felicity Ho and Alexander J Mussap published in the Australian Psychologist evaluated the significance of this dissatisfaction to the transitioning and mental health of transgender people. While the results reveal dissatisfaction with the Australian health system and its professionals, this does not appear to translate into poor mental health outcomes. Rather personal hardiness during transition is the important predictor of transitioning and mental health. This argues for greater emphasis to be placed on building and supporting personal resilience in transgender people.
This research aims to improve the lives of trans* individuals growing up in Australia by exploring possible barriers to accessing services. This information will help to inform policies, health professionals, other researchers, parents of trans* individuals, other trans* young people and the wider community about how relevant services can best meet the needs of trans* young people. The survey can be undertaken here.
This project is a Doctoral research thesis undertaken at the University of Wollongong. This research project will provide an in-depth account of gender diverse Aboriginal peoples by exploring a cross section of Aboriginal gender diverse (LGBTQI) identities and experiences. The survey can be completed here.
This paper reports on a survey of 160 Australian trans or gender diverse people in terms of their experiences of parenting, or their desire to have children in the future.
A new paper by Stephen Kerry that provides a useful contrast between data he collected with transgender people in 2001, and what has changed and what still remains the same today.
New paper by Tiffany Jones and colleagues explores the school experiences of Australian transgender and gender diverse students, with particular consideration of recognition of their gender identity in documentation, experiences of puberty and sexuality education, treatment by staff and students, and other forms of provision.
The team at the RCH Melbourne have published a new paper arguing for the importance of increased funding to health care services that support young transgender people, and the need for legal reform to facilitate access to services.
New paper by Toby Miles-Johnson published in the Journal of Homosexuality examines how police culture, training procedures, and stereotypes of gender influence police perceptions of transgender people.
Katherine Darby, a Masters of Sexology student at Curtin University, is currently undertaking research to complete their dissertation, ‘Lived experiences of Australian women with a trans history and their intimate partnerships after commencing hormone therapy: A mixed method approach’.
For this research they are seeking participants with the following attributes:
– Women with a trans history or experience
– Commenced hormone therapy at least 6 months ago
– Over the age of 18 years old
– Currently living in Australia
They are seeking these participants to partake in either or both aspects of the research as follows:
– An online questionnaire about their sexual wellbeing since commencing hormone therapy
– A 1-2 hour interview, with or without their intimate partner, about their current intimate partnership/s
The aim of this study is to provide a voice to trans individuals and to further understand the lived experiences of women after commencing hormone therapy and how this may impact their sexual wellbeing.
The questionnaire can be accessed here.