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Relationships register

The Relationships Register allows couples, regardless of their sex, gender identity or intersex status, to register their relationship and have their status as a couple formally and legally recognised. It will mean people will have a clear avenue to have their relationship legally recognised, but also will make the process of accessing their entitlements and asserting their rights, including in situations of a medical nature, far simpler.

Further information is available through these Frequently Asked Questions, by calling 131 882 or visiting the website.

IDAHOBIT Community Breakfast

On 17 May 2018, DHS celebrated IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia) with a community breakfast at the Next Generation Health Club on Memorial Drive.

Over 80 members of the LGBTIQ+ community and their allies celebrated IDAHOBIT. Lee Carnie, from the Human Rights Law Centre, provided much food for thought as our guest speaker. Lee outlined some of the most pressing issues for LGBTIQ people, both in this state and internationally, inspiring attendees to continue their support for human rights around the globe.

IDAHOBIT takes place on 17 May every year in over 120 countries around the world. This specific date was chosen because 17 May 1990 was the date that the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental health disorders. In 2017, IDAHOBIT focused on families and their role in supporting LGBTIQ family members, as well as the importance of respecting the rights of LGBTIQ families.

The breakfast provided an opportunity to engage with the LGBTIQ community and offered a safe, inclusive and supportive space to celebrate this important day in the LGBTIQ calendar.

DE Trans* and Gender Diverse Student Policy

The Department for Education transgender and gender diverse student policy and procedures aims to ensure that schools consistently support gender diverse students. The ‘Supporting Same Sex Attracted, Intersex and Gender Diverse Students’ policy outlines school and preschool responsibilities in relation to state and commonwealth legislation. The procedure applies only to transgender students who are currently transitioning and whose gender identity has been discussed with parents and confirmed by health professionals.

The policy stresses the importance of schools working with gender diverse students to provide for their physical/psychological safety and wellbeing at school. It also describes how schools should approach issues such as toilet and changeroom access, school uniform options and sleeping arrangements on school camps to ensure the needs of the student and wider school community are properly considered

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