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Classification review announced for the publication Gender Queer

Classification Review Board

The Classification Review Board has received an application to review the classification of the publication Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe.

Gender Queer was classified Unrestricted with consumer advice ‘M – Not recommended for readers under 15 years’ by the Classification Board on 3 April 2023.

The Classification Review Board will meet on 29 May 2023 to consider the application. The decision and reasons will later be published on

If an individual or organisation wishes to apply for standing as an interested party to this review, please write to the Convenor of the Review Board. The names of interested parties will be disclosed in the Review Board’s final decision report, unless requested otherwise.

Submissions should be emailed to

The closing date to lodge your application for standing as an interested party and any submissions is 26 May 2023. Please note that the Review Board can only consider submissions about Gender Queer itself and not any other matters relating to publication classification policy or issues generally.

The Classification Review Board is an independent merits review body. It makes a fresh classification decision upon receipt of an application for review. The Classification Review Board decision takes the place of the original decision made by the Classification Board.

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