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Youth Pride Network share concerns over ANZ #LoveSpeech campaign

Youth Pride Network share concerns over ANZ #LoveSpeech campaign

Local LGBTIQ+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network have added their voice to those speaking out against ANZ’s latest Mardi Gras campaign. ANZ’s #LoveSpeech campaign released to coincide with Sydney Mardi Gras garnered much criticism upon its release last week, featuring young LGBTIQ+ people repeating uncensored slurs in videos spread across social media. Speaking to OUTinPerth, […]

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Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a late entry into the race to become the Democratic nominee for President of the USA, and his campaign is fighting to gain the support of LGBTI voters after comments where Bloomberg spoke disparagingly about transgender surfaced. The video shows Bloomberg speaking at a 2019 event where he refers […]

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Taoiseach of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, set to resign on Thursday

Taoiseach of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, set to resign on Thursday

Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach of Ireland has announced he intends to resign as the country’s leader on Thursday after the countries recent election process ended in a deadlock. Varadkar’s party Fine Gael suffered a crushing defeat at the 8 February election which ended with votes split three ways among his party,  republican party Fianna Fáil, and Sinn […]

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Just.equal call on Australia to speak up about proposed Indonesian laws

Just.equal call on Australia to speak up about proposed Indonesian laws

Equality advocates are calling on the Australian Government to speak out against moves in Indonesia to criminalise homosexuality. A proposal before the Indonesian Parliament will see LGBTIQ people sent to “rehabilitation camps”, with the children of those who do not turn themselves in being taken away. Just.equal spokesperson, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said Australia should be asking Indonesia […]

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Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

LGBTI rights activists have expressed alarm at a bill being considered by the Indonesian parliament. The proposal calls for LGBT people to report to authorities for rehabilitation. A draft “family resilience” bill has been proposed by members of the House of Representatives of Indonesia. The draft law defines homosexuality as a deviance which poses a […]

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Community backlash against ANZ #LoveSpeech Mardi Gras campaign

Community backlash against ANZ #LoveSpeech Mardi Gras campaign

High-profile members of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community have spoken out against ANZ’s latest campaign supporting Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. The campaign released today – alongside a survey highlighting that almost 80% of Australians had experienced anti-LGBTIQ+ language in the last 12 months – features a video that depicts young LGBTIQ+ people speaking slurs directly to […]

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Call for LGBTIQ+ allies to raise voices against Religious Discrimination Bill

Call for LGBTIQ+ allies to raise voices against Religious Discrimination Bill

A new survey released to coincide with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has found that 73% of allies identify as ‘silent supporters’ of the LGBTIQ+ community. The survey conducted by Absolut questioned 1700 allies and friends of LGBTIQ+ people, found that 63% of Australians consider themselves supporters of the LGBTIQ+ community. However, 73% of […]

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Almost 80% Australians experienced anti-LGBTIQ+ language in last 12 months

Almost 80% Australians experienced anti-LGBTIQ+ language in last 12 months

New research released today from ANZ and YouGov Research has revealed almost 80% of Australians have experienced homophobic and transphobic language in the last 12 months. The ‘Hurtful language and the LGBTIQ+ community’ survey questioned 1025 Australian adults who identify as LGBTIQ+, and 1085 who do not over the months of January and February this […]

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Sydney Mardi Gras drops event featuring YouTuber Arielle Scarcella

Sydney Mardi Gras drops event featuring YouTuber Arielle Scarcella

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has officially begun this week, celebrating Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community. One event originally listed in the festival line-up will not be part of the annual celebrations, after a petition highlighted the anti-transgender stance of one of the scheduled guests. YouTuber and lesbian commentator Arielle Scarcella was listed as a panelist […]

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Advocates call on Labor leaders to condemn Religious Discrimination Bill

Advocates call on Labor leaders to condemn Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTIQ+ advocates are calling on Anthony Albanese and state Labor leaders to condemn the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. Advocacy group just.equal have released a statement following the news that ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has spoken out against the draft legislation. In a submission to the federal government, Chief Minister Barr and the ACT […]

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