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The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s apology from the Government to men convicted of homosexual offences prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1990. Xamon said the apology was long overdue and an important step forward. “The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people […]

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Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historical apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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Tasmanian Premier issues apology for past gay convictions

Tasmanian Premier issues apology for past gay convictions

Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community have celebrated Premier Will Hodgman today for offering an apology to those convicted under past discriminatory laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing. Premier Hodgman will issue the apology this afternoon, coinciding with a debate on a bill to overturn historical convictions. The move also comes just before the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation […]

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Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines as apologised for an article he wrote during the Olympics that outed gay athletes. After more than six months of silence, the writer said his story should never have been conceived, written, or published, and that he was deeply sorry. During the Rio Olympics Hines, a married heterosexual journalist, logged on to […]

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South Australia apologises for historic gay convictions

South Australia apologises for historic gay convictions

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has apologised to South Australia’s LGBTIQ community for past laws that were unjust. Weatherill said previous wording of the laws had led to “the cruel and disrespectful treatment of people”. The Premier said laws the state had enforced in the past had lead to the discrimination LGBTIQ people and said […]

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Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Newly formed LGBTI+ rights organisation Rainbow Rights WA have penned an open letter to Premier Colin Barnett urging the government to quash historical criminal convictions and apologise to the¬†LGBTI+ people affected by discriminatory laws. In 1990, Western Australia removed laws that criminalised homosexuality but the convictions already delivered remain today on the records of many […]

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Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTIQ citizens

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau will apologise to LGBTIQ citizens

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has laid out plans to issue an apology to those who were persecuted by historically anti-LGBTIQ laws across the nation’s history. Trudeau’s apology will preface a number of legislative changes and reforms to make amends with the queer community and remove systemic discrimination. The changes come at the […]

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Calls to boycott Supanova festival over founder’s comments

Calls to boycott Supanova festival over founder’s comments

The Supanova pop culture festival changed gears into ‘damage control mode’ today after it was revealed that the festival’s founder was an opponent of the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Supanova founder Daniel Zachariou shared a petition on his personal Facebook account asking friends to sign a petition opposing the Safe Schools Coalition program. The […]

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Former Radio Hosts Apologize for Transphobic Rant

Kimberly and Beck, the two New York radio hosts who were fired for making transphobic remarks, have issued an apology for their comments. The hosts, formerly of 98.9 The Buzz, released the following statement to All Access, among other media outlets. “We are very sorry for the hurt and pain we have caused anyone, especially […]

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