Transgender Victoria (TGV) is a voluntary organisation for transgender people, their partners, families and friends. It promotes social justice, equity, and health and community services for transgender people in Victoria, Australia. In December 2014, Transgender Victoria won the Community Organisation Award, from the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Origins and management
Transgender Victoria was co-founded by Kayleen White and Sally Goldner, in the late 1990s. The current president of TGV is Grace Lee. Other board members include Sally Goldner, Brenda Appleton, Lauren Christopher, Lou Cooper, Gavriil Aleksandrs, and Nikki Joyce.
Transgender Victoria presents on transgender and gender diverse issues to universities and medical students, media organisations and many others. A "What makes an Ally" project in partnership with Ygender promotes acceptance of transgender and gender diverse people. TGV also provides peer support, in particular on anxiety and depression issues. TGV also provides LGBT and intersex cultural competency training in aged care. 
TGV works on advocacy issues in partnership with many other organizations, including on anti-discrimination protections. On 25 June 2013, the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act passed following collaborative advocacy work, and with cross-party support. It became law on 1 August 2013.
Awards and recognition
Transgender Victoria received the Australian Human Rights Commission's 2014 "Community Award - Organisation" in December 2014. TGV was shortlisted "for its dedication to achieving justice, equity and quality health and community services for transgender people, their partners, families and friends".
TGV is a member of the National LGBTI Health Alliance.
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Community Award – Organisation / Human Rights Awards 2014. Australian Human Rights Commission. Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ Transgender Victoria honoured at Human Rights Awards. Star Observer. Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ TGV Committee. Transgender Victoria. Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 2014 was a big year for Transgender Victoria. Gay News Network (24 December 2014). Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ When the dress fits: Carrum schoolgirl leaves gender definitions behind. wikipedia:The Age (6 June 2014). Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ Referrals soar at Australia's clinic for transgender youth as support programs get fresh funding. wikipedia:Australian Broadcasting Corporation (8 July 2014). Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ LGBTI groups welcome the passage of "historic" national discrimination laws, Organisation Intersex International Australia, NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Transgender Victoria, A Gender Agenda, wikipedia:Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, 26 June 2013
- ↑ Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013, No. 98, 2013. C2013A00098, ComLaw, 2013
- ↑ Human Rights Awards 2014 / everyone, everywhere, everyday. wikipedia:Australian Human Rights Commission. Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ Transgender Victoria (TGV) wins the Community Organisation Award. TransFamily (2014). Retrieved on 2015-01-01.
- ↑ Transgender Victoria wins Human Rights Award. Gay News Network (11 December 2014). Retrieved on 2015-01-01.