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Archbishop declares Anglican Church in crisis over marriage

Archbishop declares Anglican Church in crisis over marriage

Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop has declared the church is in crisis over the issue of recognising same sex marriages, but his colleagues from other states have taken a less extreme reaction. Archbishop Davies has suggested that the church is facing a significant split over different approaches to same-sex marriage. The Archbishop moved to water down comments […]

Sexually explicit photos not enough to prove refugee is gay

Sexually explicit photos not enough to prove refugee is gay

An Australian tribunal has knocked back a refugees claim that he needs asylum because he is gay despite the man providing explicit photographs. The Nepalese man provided intimate photographs of himself having sex with his partner, to try and prove that he was in a same-sex relationship but they government authority dismissed them claiming they […]

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Victorian government begin consulting on ‘conversion therapy’ ban

Victorian government begin consulting on ‘conversion therapy’ ban

The Victorian Government have begun a community consultation process seeking feedback on how to effectively ban ‘conversion therapy’ practices. Premier Daniel Andrews announced back in February that his government would make Victoria the first to ban LGBT+ conversion practices. “These activities – commonly referred to as ‘gay conversion therapy’ – claim to be able to […]

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Psychiatrists call for parliamentary inquiry into gender treatment

Psychiatrists call for parliamentary inquiry into gender treatment

The National Association of Practicing Psychiatrists (NAPP) have published a position statement calling on federal health minister Greg Hunt to order a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of transgender youth. The professional association is concerned that there is not enough evidence to show that young people have the intellectual capacity to make long term health […]

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Call for churches and governments to stop attacking LGBTIQ+ people

Call for churches and governments to stop attacking LGBTIQ+ people

Equal Voices, the national network of LGBTIQA+ Christians and allies, has called for an end to Church and Government discrimination after Sydney Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies declared people who support marriage equality should leave the church. Equal Voices describe the comments by Archbishop Davies as striking examples of the ‘ugly face’ of religiously-based exclusion and […]

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Former Gosnells councillor takes over as head of Advance Australia

Former Gosnells councillor takes over as head of Advance Australia

Former City of Gosnells councillor Liz Storer has been appointed as the new head of Advance Australia, the conservative movement’s answer to Get Up! Storer served on the Gosnells City Council from 2015 when she was elected for a four year term, she resigned in 2017 because he work commitments had taken her to a […]

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Christian Porter dismisses concerns about conversion therapy

Christian Porter dismisses concerns about conversion therapy

Attorney General Christian Porter has dismissed concerns that the religious discrimination legislation could be a pathway for protecting gay conversion therapy. The Attorney General hit back at the suggestion put forward by the Victorian Labor government saying their concern showed they had a complete lack of understanding of the bill. Porter said the Andrews government […]

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Maria Folau leaves the Thunderbirds triggering discrimination speculation

Maria Folau leaves the Thunderbirds triggering discrimination speculation

Champion netball player Maria Folau, the wife of rugby player Israel Folau, has rejected an offer to continue playing for Adelaide team The Thunderbirds. Her rejection of a new contract has triggered claims of discrimination among conservative commentators. The 32 year old player has reportedly turned down a new contract with the club and won’t […]

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Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to leave the church

Archbishop tells same-sex marriage supporters to leave the church

Glenn Davies, the Anglican archbishop of Sydney has told followers that if they support same-sex marriage they should leave the church. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that when Archbishop Davies addressed the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney, the Anglican church’s parliament, on Monday, he warned the church had “entered treacherous waters” and called […]

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US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

The US government has condemned Uganda’s plans to bring in laws that would see people convicted of homosexual acts being sentenced to death. “The U.S. government firmly opposes criminalization of LGBTI individuals,” said a U.S. State Department official. “We stand with Uganda’s LGBTI community and Ugandans of all backgrounds and beliefs to defend the dignity […]

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