Petition to Board of Trustees, NPGHS board of trustees
Let New Plymouth Girls High School students wear pants.
New Plymouth Girls High School’s uniform includes a skirt for junior students and senior students, but has no gender neutral option of pants. It’s quite common to hear students wishing for another option for various different reasons. With this petition we can show the NPGHS Board of Trustees how many people feel this, and have shorts or pants added to the uniform. Why do we need a uniform change? Overwhelmingly students feel that the uniform is impractical. In winter it’s far too cold with legs only half being covered. They largely restrict movement and freedom especially the senior uniforms which are modeled similar to a pencil skirt. 86% of surveyed students did not think the uniform was practical especially compared to a pants option. For transgender students who are assigned female at birth attending NPGHS wearing a skirt everyday becomes very stressful. The transgender students are probably here under circumstance such as unaccepting parents or not having come out. Having to wear a skirt on top of this adds unhappiness that students really don’t need. 92% of surveyed people believed that a gender neutral option would benefit transgender students. Not only will the gender neutral uniform option help transgender students but it helps fight the idea that all women want to wear skirts anyway. Judgement around skirt length is also an issue at NPGHS. Among surveyed students 72% believed there was judgement around skirt length within the school and 60% of people had been judged themselves. Having pants as an option would be a simple fix. It would stop the persecution by staff, and bullying by students that occurs until others can learn to be less judgemental. Most students surveyed said they would either wear pants or they would alternate dependent on weather and other factors. Including a gender neutral option in the uniform is a good step in making the school more inclusive and positive for students that simply don’t feel comfortable in a skirt.
Petition to Simon Birmingham
I disagree that 11 yr old children should be taught about transgender issues in school.
Please cease, or dramatically amend the ‘Safe Schools’ public school program immediately. I disagree that boys should be able to wander into the girl’s bathroom – and vice versa. I disagree that asking parents if their baby is a boy or a girl reinforces a “heteronormative world view’’. I disagree that girls should be taught about breast binding. I disagree that boys should be taught about genital tucking. I disagree that children should be asked to ‘pretend’ they are sexually attracted to a member of the same sex. I disagree that children should have to answer 10 questions, including whether they could “easily talk to your parents about your sexuality”, and to name four famous Australians of the same sexuality. I disagree that the teacher should then instruct the children to stand, and slowly count backwards from 10. I disagree that each child should sit down when the number called out by the teacher corresponds with the number of times they answered “yes’’ in the quiz. This means that a student who answers “no’’ could be left standing in front of the class. I disagree that children need to be shown short films about the personal stories of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 486 Schools in Australia are running this program. In 2018 it will be mandatory in all Victorian Schools. As yet it is voluntary in other states and territories. Please cease, or dramatically amend the ‘Safe Schools’ public school program immediately. For further information (some links may have paywalls): http://au.educationhq.com/news/33898/is-the-safe-schools-coalition-treading-on-dangerous-ground/ https://minus18.org.au/index.php/resources/sexuality-info https://minus18.org.au/index.php/resources/sexuality-info/item/441-how-to-bind-your-chest http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/03/24/4204018.htm http://www.theage.com.au/comment/government-and-teacher-union-hypocrisy-as-lgbti-agenda-plugged-in-schools-20160208-gmp18h.html http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/activists-push-taxpayerfunded-gay-manual-in-schools/news http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/david-penberthy-the-all-of-us-sexeducation-guide-is-putting-gay-issues-ahead-of-schoolwork/news-story/625c91d2d37e640c049a99b4c3a8b3ae story/4de614a88e38ab7b16601f07417c6219 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/safe-schools-transgender-awareness-program-could-do-more-harm-to-kids-than-good/news story/93f16a43ddb61881fd613c47fbf542db (image:https://pixabay.com/en/photos/children%20drawing/
Petition to NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, mailto:email@example.com
Let transgender people change their gender on their birth certificate without surgery
The NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages require that Transgender people have 2 surgical procedures before they can change their gender on their Birth Certificate. This is not required in the ACT or South Australia. It is not required for a change of gender on an Australian passport. My son is is 17 and on hormone therapy. It is inappropriate and abusive for it to be suggested and required that he have unnecessary surgical procedures to change his gender on a birth certificate to satisfy some arbitrary definition of a gender. With and estimated 1 in 500 people of the the younger generation being Transgender, this issue unfairness needs to be resolved now!
Petition to Alan Tudge, Department of Human Services
Stop Centrelink cancelling payments of non-binary students
To Alan Tudge, Minister for Human Services; We, the undersigned, call on the Department of Human Services to immediately implement the 2013 guidelines recognising non-binary and gender diverse people. Centrelink is threatening to kick non-binary and gender diverse students off Youth Allowance payments because their software only records 'male' or 'female'. Many Australian universities now allow students to record their gender as 'unspecified' or 'other' - but students who have taken this option have been repeatedly asked to confirm their enrolment as Centrelink can't match their details with their university. According to the Australian Government Guidelines released in 2013, “where sex and/or gender information is collected … individuals should be given the option to select M (male), F (female) or X (Indeterminate/Intersex/Unspecified).” All Government departments were supposed to have adopted these practices by 1 July 2016. Many already have. Yet Centrelink still hasn't updated their software to make this possible. This is massive attack on low-SES trans and gender diverse students who already struggle to pay rent and access services. Many of these students might not have a family to support them if something goes wrong. We demand non-binary and gender diverse students stop being denied welfare simply for existing!
Petition to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull MP, Malcolm Turnbull
It's Time for Marriage Equality and it also time to support people who are LGBT
Australia is so far behind, As the rest of the world moves forward. But when it comes to getting Married it a different story all together it suppose to be the happiest day when you get to walk down the aisle but sadly one government does not want that straight away. I say it doesn't matter where you BI- straight- Gay or Trans Ect. It more about Marriage Equality ("ME" as i like to call it) so please cast your vote here and let show Malcolm Turnbull this is what Australia wants. And top of all this the government is not doing anything to help who are Transgender (like me who are Transgender) while the United States is spending money to help people who are Transgender and to help make there life a little easy. But the sad news the Australian Government is not doing anything to help people who are transgender