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Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage




Malta is the latest country to embrace marriage equality, following in the footsteps of Germany, Taiwan and 22 other nations. Europe’s smallest country changed its laws so that marriage ceremonies will no longer pronounce ‘you are now husband and wife’, instead they will declare ‘you are now spouses’. Birth certificates will also now declare parents […]

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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay




Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”

Joko Widodo “Indonesia is still a tolerant nation”




Indonesian President  Joko Widodo has argued that the country is still a tolerant nation that embraces pluralism despite growing concerns about religious freedoms and crackdowns on the LGBTI community. In a new interview the Indonesian President said the country still embraced a moderate form of Islam. “Pluralism has always been a part of Indonesia’s DNA,” Joko […]

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Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott

Indonesian religious leader calls for Starbucks boycott




An Indonesian religious leader has called for a boycott of coffee purveyor Starbucks because the organisation supports LGBT rights. A group in neighbouring country Malaysia has responded to the call, and demanded that the Malaysian government also take action to stop the company operating. Anwar Abbas, the leader of Muhammadiyah, a group in Indonesia that […]

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Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media

Mark Latham: All gays work in the mainstream media




Mark Latham has made international headlines with his latest outburst. The former Labor leader, who recently joined the Liberal Democrats, thinks all gay people work in the mainstream media. Latham responded to yesterday’s release of data from the census with the outrageous claim. The census showed a significant increase in the number of couples in […]

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More than 100 religious leaders voice their support for marriage equality

More than 100 religious leaders voice their support for marriage equality




More than 100 religious leaders from all major religions in Australia have signed a joint statement calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to legislate for civil marriage equality now. This joint statement, organised by The Equality Campaign,  recognises that civil marriage equality is based on the values of love and commitment and is about ensuring […]

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Senator Janet Rice: it’s time for Turnbull to act on marriage equality

Senator Janet Rice: it’s time for Turnbull to act on marriage equality




Senator Janet Rice, Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson, has slammed Margaret Court’s most recent comments about marriage equality and trans young people. Senator Rice said its time for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to bigotry once and for all. “I am absolutely shocked. Beyond shocked. To label trans and non-binary children as ‘all the devil’ […]

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2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October

2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October




Pride WA have just posted the dates for the 2017 Pridefest to their website. The new committee of management have asked people to lock in Friday 27th October to Saturday 25th of November for a four week long celebration of queer culture. No information has been released yet regarding the date for the Pride Parade in […]

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Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality

Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality




Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of marriage equality and gay couples will now be allowed to tie the knot. In a landmark case, Judge Charles Etta-Simmons ruled that Winston Godwin and fiancé Greg DeRoche had to be allowed to marry under the country’s Human Rights Act. “On the facts, the applicants were discriminated […]

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LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan

LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan




The federal government is reviewing the national strategies that support the aged care needs of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities and people across both sectors are being encouraged to put their views. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said that public consultation is a […]

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