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Melbourne radio station J-AIR replaces program after homophobic broadcast

Melbourne radio station J-AIR replaces program after homophobic broadcast

Melbourne’s Jewish radio station J-AIR have released the committee’s findings following an investigation of a homophobic broadcast earlier this year. Airing on 30th March 2020, the Tamar Yonah Show featured Rabbi Mendel Kessin, who claimed COVID-19 was a “designer drug” sent by god to eradicate homosexuality. Station President Dr. George Banky issued an official apology soon […]

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Homophobic slurs and Nazi symbols sprayed on Melbourne golf course

Homophobic slurs and Nazi symbols sprayed on Melbourne golf course

Melbourne’s Cranbourne Golf Club have asked police to investigate anti-gay and antisemitic graffiti found on the greens last week. The words “golf fag’s” [sic] and a collection of swastikas were found sprayed in black paint on the fourth green of the golf course on Wednesday 21st May, as highlighted by The Age. Cranbourne Golf Club, formed […]

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RMIT students concerned over staff appearance at ACL forum

RMIT students concerned over staff appearance at ACL forum

Students at Victoria’s RMIT University have raised concerns over the inclusion of a faculty member on the lineup of a conversion therapy forum organised by the Australian Christian Lobby. The ACL’s upcoming Gay Conversion Therapy Forum aims to “explore the major concerns” surrounding Victoria’s proposed ban on conversion therapy practices. The lobby’s website claims that […]

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Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

The parliament of Hungary has voted to put an end to gender amendments on legal documents, in new legislation deemed “evil” by LGBTIQ+ advocates. Voting on Tuesday, the bill passed 113 votes to 57 as part of a slew of supposedly COVID-19 related laws, which amends the legal definition of gender to “biological sex based […]

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Josh Thomas series ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ to return for season 2

Josh Thomas series ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ to return for season 2

Aussie streaming service Stan has announced that fans can expect a second season of Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, the latest series from comedian Josh Thomas. Following the success of his home-grown series Please Like Me, Thomas set off to the states to lay the ground work for his second TV venture. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay stars Thomas as […]

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The Equality Project seek proposals for Better Together 2021 conference

The Equality Project seek proposals for Better Together 2021 conference

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation The Equality Project is calling for proposals for potential sessions at their upcoming Better Together conference in 2021. The group’s fourth national conference is seeking a broad range of LGBTIQ+ and intersectional voices covering topics ranging from culture and identity to health, ageing to allies, and provide a platform to continue […]

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Psychologists ban LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices in Albania

Psychologists ban LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices in Albania

Albania’s peak body for psychologists has ruled out future practice of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy in the European nation, effectively banning harmful attempts to change a person’s sexuality or gender expression. The Order of Psychologists, which all practicing therapists must join to work in the country, has moved to forbid practitioners from carrying out attempts to […]

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Future medical professionals stand against conversion therapy

Future medical professionals stand against conversion therapy

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT), the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) have voted unanimously to support survivors of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy. National Australian student medical societies voted in favour of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivor Statement at AMSA’s National Council over the weekend. The […]

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Bibliophile | Chris Flynn looks to the lessons of the past in ‘Mammoth’

Mammoth by Chris Flynn University of Queensland Press The inspiration for Chris Flynn’s wacky novel was an auction that was held in New York in 2007. Included in the 345 lots that were bought by the rich and famous was a 67 million year old skull of a Tyrannosaurus bataar, the severed hand of an […]

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Delta Goodrem surprises fans with new single ‘Keep Climbing’

During the seventh episode Delta Goodrem’s Thursday night series The Bunkerdown Sessions, viewers from all around the world were surprised by the global premiere of a brand new song, Keep Climbing, which is available now through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The Bunkerdown Sesssions started back on April 2nd as Delta had been writing in self isolation. […]

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