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AFAO: Australia charts a path to zero on World AIDS Day

AFAO: Australia charts a path to zero on World AIDS Day

The Federal Government’s confirmation of a specialist taskforce to drive the end of HIV transmission in Australia, along with increased funding to UNAIDS, have been strongly welcomed by AFAO, as we mark World AIDS Day 2022. The Government confirmed the taskforce will be headed by Health Minister, the Hon. Mark Butler and Assistant Health Minister […]

WAAC will begin World AIDS Day with a community breakfast

WAAC will begin World AIDS Day with a community breakfast

A World AIDS Day event will be held in Perth tomorrow, with an all-day activation in Yagan Square organised by WAAC (formerly the WA AIDS Council). In celebration and acknowledgement of World AIDS Day – held annually on 1 December – the event will include a free community breakfast, all-day STI testing, health promotion and […]

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It’s done. Singapore repeals laws against homosexuality

It’s done. Singapore repeals laws against homosexuality

Singapore’s parliament have removed Section 377A of their penal code, the section of the law that made homosexual activity illegal in the island state. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the decision to remove the laws back in August in his annual National Day Address. Now after a short debate the legislation to remove […]

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Tribunal rules against lesbian who wants to exclude transgender people

Tribunal rules against lesbian who wants to exclude transgender people

A Tasmanian woman who sought an exemption from the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to host events for women that excluded transgender woman has lost her case before the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Jessica Hoyle first applied to Sarah Bolt, Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, for an exemption in 2021. When the request was rejected, she appealed against […]

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Club Q hero Thomas James says he wishes he could protect everyone

Club Q hero Thomas James says he wishes he could protect everyone

Thomas James, one of the two men identified by police as disarming the gunman at the Club Q shooting, has released a brief statement. James, who is an Information Systems Technician Second Class in the US Navy, is currently in hospital recovering from undisclosed injuries he sustained in the attack. Via Centura Penrose Hospital he […]

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Perth shines as the Pride Parade returns to the streets of Northbridge

Perth shines as the Pride Parade returns to the streets of Northbridge

The Pride Parade returned to the streets of Northbridge on Saturday night with close to one hundred different floats taking part in a colorful and energetic celebration. The Covid-19 pandemic saw the 202o parade cancelled, and in 2021 the celebrations were moved to Gloucester Park racetrack, but on Saturday night the queer celebration returned to […]

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Daniel Andrews wins a third term in Victorian state election

Daniel Andrews wins a third term in Victorian state election

Daniel Andrews’ Labor government was returned for a third term in Saturday night’s Victoria state election. The incumbent government is on track to retain at least 50 of the 88 lower house seats and may yet exceed the 55-seat result in achieved at the 2018 election. Following an ugly election campaign, the Premier said it […]

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