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Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

The Australian Conservatives’ Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins says the Victorian government has gone too far with its announcement that it will provide additional funding to LGBTI  support services during the period of the marriage survey. The MLC, who defected from the Democratic Labour Party to Cory Bernardi’s newly formed Australian Conservatives in June, said she was […]

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“Stop The F*gs”: Posters with anti-gay slur appear in Melbourne’s CBD

As Australia draws closer to the postal survey on marriage equality posters featuring an anti-gay slur have appeared in Melbourne. The posters, which were shared on Twitter, claim that “92% of children raised by gay parents are abused,” citing other questionable statistics about higher rates of obesity and depression from a study that used a […]

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Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria will provide $1 million to support LGBTI community

Victoria’s Andrews Labor government will provide an additional $500,000 towards supporting the mental health of LGBTIQ+ Victorians during the postal survey over marriage equality. The commitment comes on top of $500,000 that was previously announced, bringing the Victorian government’s total support to $1 million dollars. Equality Minister Martin Foley made the announcement this morning. “None […]

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New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

A new national project that brings an innovative, digital approach to health promotion for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men about sexual health and well-being went live recently. Propelled by decades of experience and the power of community connection, Emen8 is a fresh and innovative digital resource for men where information […]

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Melbourne man on PrEP treatment seroconverts and becomes HIV positive

Melbourne man on PrEP treatment seroconverts and becomes HIV positive

A Melbourne man taking part in a PrEP trial has seroconverted and become HIV positive. The Victorian AIDS Council has responded to the news highlighting that there are two ways a person on PrEP treatment could become HIV positive. Firstly, if a person is not adherent to their PrEP regimen (taking the prescribed dose regularly) […]

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Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

The Victorian government has informed LaTrobe University that it’ll be moving the Safe Schools Coalition program to the state’s Department of Education, severing the university’s contract six months early. The move comes after the Andrews government faced pressure from conservative politicians, family groups and religious lobbyists about the program and it’s controversial co-founder Roz Ward. […]

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Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

The Salvation Army have issued a new statement revising their support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Just weeks after the organisation’s Victorian branch released a statement declaring their support for the embattled program, a new “national statement” has called on the program to be reworked. “The Salvation Army cannot unconditionally support the Safe […]

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Melbourne’s Midsumma announces 2017 program

Melbourne’s Midsumma announces 2017 program

Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival have just announced their program for 2017. Every January for three decades, Midsumma Festival has transformed Melbourne into a spectacular explosion of colour and culture, celebrating the diversity, resilience and talent bursting from within its LGBTIQA+ communities. The Midsumma Festival cultivates queer perspectives and creates experiences that flip the status quo – […]

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Victorian government looks into gay blood donor bans

Victorian government looks into gay blood donor bans

The Victorian government will call on all Australian states to lift the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood at today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting. Under the current rules men are prohibited from donating blood if they’ve had sex with another man within the last 12 months. The ban […]

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Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

The Isle of Man has announced it will be moving forward with plans to pardon historical convictions for gay offences. The former Home Affairs Minister, Juan Waterson, has indicated he’s pushing for the pardon’s to be included in a new sexual offences act that will be open for public consultation before the end of the […]

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