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LGBTI rights campaigner Peter Tatchell safely leaves Russia

LGBTI rights campaigner Peter Tatchell safely leaves Russia

LGBTI rights activist Peter Tatchell has successfully left Russia following his recent arrest for highlighting Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws and unanswered questions about the purge of gay men in the Chechen region. Tatchell was briefly arrested after staging his one man protest on 14th June, he had been scheduled to appear in court on 26th […]

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Worth a Read – stories from around the net

Worth a Read – stories from around the net

Same sex romance takes over Thai soap operas ABC Radio National Thailand has seen a dramatic rise in the number of soap operas focusing on male same sex relationships. The ABC’s The Hub program takes a look at the growth of homoerotic story lines and the linkages to Japanese manga comics. Read the article ‘Ideal Home’ director defends […]

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News watchdog says same sex marriage article was not accurate

News watchdog says same sex marriage article was not accurate

Online news provider news.com has been found to have described a Brisbane protest held during the 2017 marriage postal survey in terms that were “inaccurate” and “not factual”. On the 8th of September the website posted an article that described a protest outside a church in Brisbane with the title Marriage equality supporters clash with churchgoers […]

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Pope Francis speaks out against rainbow families

Pope Francis speaks out against rainbow families

Pope Francis has spoken out against rainbow families saying only heterosexual couples can create a family. “It is painful to say this today: People speak of varied families, of various kinds of family,” but “the family [as] man and woman in the image of God is the only one,” the Pontiff said in unscripted remarks. […]

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Clive Palmer announces political comeback with massive PR campaign

Clive Palmer announces political comeback with massive PR campaign

Former politician and multi-millionaire Clive Palmer has announced his hopes of making a political comeback. Over the last fortnight billboards featuring an image of Palmer alongside slogans such as ‘Make Australia Great” and “Australians First” have been appearing around the city. In Beaufort Street in Bedford there are two within less than 100 metres of […]

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New Zealand TV shows expose on gay conversion therapy

New Zealand TV shows expose on gay conversion therapy

New Zealand’s Sunday program have aired an expose on gay conversion therapy. The show went undercover to infiltrate religious organisations that offer ‘pray the gay away’ courses and counseling that suggests you can change your sexuality. Broadcaster TVNZ says it was threatened with legal action over the report, but decided to air it anyway believing it was […]

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Worth a Read: Great stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Great stories from around the web

Gay-hate victim Garry Burns turns lawfare crusader The Weekend Australian The Weekend Australian has an interesting profile of LGBTI rights activist Garry Burns who is at the forefront of holding people accountable for homophobic statements they make, or are published on commentary platforms they control. The article also shares the thoughts of some of the people […]

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It’s time for a same-sex royal wedding – Queen’s cousin set to wed

It’s time for a same-sex royal wedding – Queen’s cousin set to wed

The royal family is set to have its first same-sex wedding with the Queen’s cousin Ivar Mountbatten announcing that he’ll marry his partner James Coyle. The member of the Queen Elizabeth’s extended family announced he was bisexual back in 2016, years after he and wife Penny had divorced. Lord Mountbatten said has told Britain’s Daily Mail […]

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

The controversial director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival has retracted his decision to resign from the festival. Richard Wolstencroft now says the festival will be a place to celebrate freedom of speech and stand up to political correctness. Last year Wolstencroft indicated he would be stepping down from the festival following negative feedback regarding comments he […]

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Katter proposes law to protect people from gender neutral language

Katter proposes law to protect people from gender neutral language

Queensland politician Robbie Katter, the son of federal MP Bob Katter, has announced he’ll be putting forward a law to protect people from gender neutral language. Appearing on Ben Fordham’s talkback show on radio station Sydney station 2UE, Katter said he would introduce his ‘He said, She said’ bill into the Queensland parliament in the […]

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