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Time for a new name: AFAO rebrands as Equity Health Matters

Time for a new name: AFAO rebrands as Equity Health Matters

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have announced a name change. Australia’s peak body for HIV advocacy will now be known as Health Equity Matters, a new identity that reflects its growing role as an advocate for the broad health needs of LGBTIQA+ people and marginalised communities. First established in 1985, the organisation’s focus […]

Sacked British teacher says all sins deserve the death penalty

Sacked British teacher says all sins deserve the death penalty

A British teacher who found himself de-registered by the profession’s governing body has claimed that “all sins deserve the death penalty” while appearing on a British television program. Warning: This story has comments about religion and violence which might be distressing to some readers. For 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 […]

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Uganda approves anti-LGBTIQ laws including “promoting homosexuality”

Uganda approves anti-LGBTIQ laws including “promoting homosexuality”

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed off on some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ laws in the world, defying condemnation from Western countries and human rights groups. Homosexual practices were already illegal in Uganda, but the new laws increase penalties and also make it a crime to “promote homosexuality”. The new laws include the crime of […]

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WA Premier Mark McGowan announces resignation

WA Premier Mark McGowan announces resignation

WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced his resignation. The Premier said his 30 years in public service had been “an honour and a privilege’. Flanked by his cabinet, McGowan said it was time for him to step down as both the Premier and member for Rockingham. Listing off his government’s achievements the premier said now […]

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NYC woman charged over phone threats in wake of Club Q shooting

NYC woman charged over phone threats in wake of Club Q shooting

The US Department of Justice have announced that they have arrested and charged a 40-year-old woman from New York who they allege made threatening phone calls to LGBTIQA+ businesses in the wake of the Club Q shooting. Warning: This story has details of violence, which might be distressing to some readers. For 24-hour crisis support […]

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LGBTIQA+ Domestic Violence Awareness: Support, inclusion & change

LGBTIQA+ Domestic Violence Awareness: Support, inclusion & change

Warning: This story mentions family, domestic and intimate partner violence, which might be distressing to some readers. For 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat. May 28 marks LGBTIQA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day, an opportunity to highlight the […]

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Tasmanian advocates welcome funding for LGBTIQ+ Action Plan

Tasmanian advocates welcome funding for LGBTIQ+ Action Plan

The Tasmanian Liberal Government released their state budget this Thursday, revealing $175,000 in funding to develop a state LGBTIQ+ Action Plan. The funding will be shared evenly between advocacy organisation Equality Tasmania and support and education service Working It Out to assist in the plan’s development. Equality Tasmania President Rodney Croome says the funding will […]

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Policeman jailed for assault on trans woman to appeal sentence

Policeman jailed for assault on trans woman to appeal sentence

A New South Wales policeman who was found guilty of assaulting a transgender woman and then falsifying records related to her arrest is now appealing his conviction. In May 2019, Mark Anthony Follington illegally arrested Anya Bradford in a Liverpool pub after he became suspicious of her, and she failed to make eye contact with […]

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