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Police investigate assault on gay man in Geraldton

Police investigate assault on gay man in Geraldton

A 20-year-old Geraldton man’s night celebrating the recent ‘Yes’ result of the marriage postal survey had a violent end when he was assaulted after leaving a nightclub. Geraldton’s popular Vibe Nightclub cancelled its regular ‘Ladies Night’ to host a celebration of the postal survey coming down in favour of marriage equality. Stewart Whiteaker decided to […]

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Anti-gay politician resigns after it’s revealed he had gay sex in his office

Anti-gay politician resigns after it’s revealed he had gay sex in his office

In the USA, Republican law maker Wesley Goodman has resigned after he was caught having consensual sex with another man in his office. The Ohio legislator had been a champion of family groups and taken a strong anti-LGBTI stance during his time in office. Goodman had previously endorsed “natural marriage” as the only form of […]

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Remembering the outrageous radio show E.T.H.O.S

Remembering the outrageous radio show E.T.H.O.S

This weekend community radio station RTRFM is celebrating it’s 40th birthday. Queer programming has always been a part of the station’s identity, today the LGBTI radio program is All Things Queer which has been running for several years, but back in the 1980’s the queer community created a very camp and outrageous piece of late night […]

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The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre are having an open night

The Freedom Centre is having an open day, and you’re invited to come down and see what goes on at the long running LGBTIQ+ youth centre. The centre is opening its doors to parents, professionals and anyone else who would like to come down and see what Freedom Centre is all about. The centre’s aim […]

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Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

Law Council describes Paterson marriage bill as “extraordinary and perilous”

The Law Council of Australia has described the marriage bill proposed by Liberal Senator James Paterson as an “extraordinary and perilous” winding back of Australia’s anti-discrimination laws. Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, said while the Paterson Bill acknowledges concerns of those holding traditional views of marriage, it goes well beyond the issue […]

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Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Liberal Senator James Paterson has announced he has developed his own marriage bill, which has more emphasis on religious protections than the bill put forward by colleague Senator Dean Smith. Writing in The Australian, Senator Paterson said he’d developed his marriage bill to ensure there were sufficiently robust protects for freedom of religion, freedom of speech and […]

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Anglicare WA dismisses marriage claims from Ian Goodenough

Anglicare WA dismisses marriage claims from Ian Goodenough

Chief Executive Officer for Anglicare WA, Ian Carter, has responded to Western Australian Federal MP Ian Goodenough’s comments yesterday concerning legislation for same–sex marriage. The Liberal MP (pictured) has argued that organisations like Anglicare could face funding cuts if proposed changes to the marriage laws were introduced without significant protections for charity bodies linked to […]

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Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Matt Canavan accuses colleagues of “vaulting arrogance”

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has accused his colleagues of “vaulting arrogance” for trying to shut down an alternative conservative bill on marriage equality. Coalition MPs have begun fighting over which bill may be used to legislate for marriage equality should a ‘Yes’ result emerge from the postal survey. Labor have voiced their support for Senator […]

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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has stepped up his campaign pushing for the government to delay looking at any changes to the marriage legislation. Senator Bernardi argues that despite having just held a $120 million dollar national survey on the issue the government should not consider discussing the issue in parliament. Senator Bernardi argues that […]

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