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Dolly Diamond sings for marriage equality

Dolly Diamond sings for marriage equality

Drag star Dolly Diamond is calling on Australians to vote YES in the marriage postal survey and has released a brand new tune encouraging people to fill out their survey forms and put them in the mail. Re-purposing the classic tune Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, Dolly sings you should select “Vote Yes, Vote Yes, Vote Yes” on […]

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Can you ask for a new marriage survey form if you’ve changed your mind?

Can you ask for a new marriage survey form if you’ve changed your mind?

A radio station in Tasmania has reported that you can request a second form for the Marriage Postal Survey if you’ve had second thoughts and would like to change your mind. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has denied this is possible, despite initially telling the radio station that is was an option. Listener Timbo from […]

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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

Community advocates are not impressed with Premier Mark McGowan’s response to their request for the WA government to introduce anti-vilification laws to protect LGBTI people. They say they are deeply disappointed by the Premier’s response to an issue they raised with him relating to hate speech. Earlier this month the advocates wrote to the Premier […]

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Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

The Senate has passed a motion voicing support for LGBTIQ people on R U OK? Day, and encourages all Australians to reach out to their queer family and friends and check on how they are faring during the marriage debate. The motion was put forward by Greens’ senators Rachel Siewert and Janet Rice. It asked […]

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New poll shows support for marriage equality has risen to 70%

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll has sown that support for marriage equality has risen to 70%. The positive result for the equality campaign comes as the Australian Bureau of Statistics begins to send survey forms to 16 million Australians to gauge their thoughts about changing the marriage laws. The 70% support rate is from those who […]

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Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

WA Labor have endorsed a policy to protect LGBTI students at the party’s state conference. A new clause outlining the party’s commitment to anti-bullying programs was added to WA Labor’s education policy. Andy Skinner, the President of Rainbow Labor, told the conference that young LGBTI people needed support programs that stopped bullying on the basis […]

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NSW shows lowest rate of HIV notifications since 1985

NSW shows lowest rate of HIV notifications since 1985

The amount of new diagnoses of HIV have plummeted in NSW, a development credited to widespread access to PrEP treatment, regular testing and the early uptake of treatment. NSW’s leading HIV prevention and HIV support organisation, ACON, has welcomed the release of the latest quarterly NSW HIV Data Report from the NSW Ministry of Health, […]

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Hillsong Church says changes to marriage law won’t affect them

Hillsong Church says changes to marriage law won’t affect them

The Hillsong Church has declared its opposed to allowing same-sex couples the right to wed, but also acknowledges that if the law is changed it will have no affect on the church’s operations. Brian Houston, the founder of the  Pentecostal Mega-Church has released a statement saying the the bible is clear in it’s definition of […]

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Chile’s President announces bill for marriage equality

Chile’s President announces bill for marriage equality

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet has confirmed plans to introduce a bill to allow same-sex couples to marry. The bill would change the language of the nation’s marriage laws to be more inclusive. “Marriage is a solemn contract by which two people, of the same or different sex, unite themselves, and for life, in order to live […]

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