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Legislation to ban conversion therapy introduced in the ACT

Legislation to ban conversion therapy introduced in the ACT

Legislation to ban conversion therapy in the Australian Capital Territory have been formally introduced into the territory’s parliament. The legislation is being introduced two years after Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s government announced their intention to address the issue. Under the proposed legislation, people would face fines of up to $24,000 and 12 months’ imprisonment for […]

WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced they have recommitted to their partnership with Perth Steam Works, as the queer men’s venue reopens after months of lockdown. The project is an extension of WAAC’s M Clinic, which provides free, confidential and inclusive STI testing for all LGBTIQ+ people in Western Australia. Perth Steam Works owner […]

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Conversion therapy survivors concerned over proposed Queensland ban

Conversion therapy survivors concerned over proposed Queensland ban

A ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy is set to pass Queensland’s parliament this week, as many states across Australia are considering how to move forward with outlawing the practice. Health practitioners who attempt to change or suppress a person’s sexuality or gender identity could be charged for the offence, with a maximum sentence of 18 […]

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Advocates launch fund to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community

Advocates launch fund to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have launched a campaign to support Lebanon’s LGBTIQ+ community in the wake of the horrific blast that took hundreds of lives earlier this month. The explosion which levelled entire neighbourhoods in Beirut last week has seen communities in the capital shattered, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and […]

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Research shows Pride Cup cuts down homophobic language in sport

Research shows Pride Cup cuts down homophobic language in sport

New research analysing the effective of Pride Cups in sporting codes has found that it significantly reduces the amount of homophobic language being used, but researchers have also found anti-LGBTI attitudes remain prevalent in community sport. Individuals at nearly half of Australian sporting clubs involved in a new Monash University and VicHealth study still believe […]

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Lyle Shelton vows to never apologise for comments about drag performers

Lyle Shelton vows to never apologise for comments about drag performers

Lyle Shelton has vowed to never apologise for comments he made about Queensland drag performers Queeny and Delta Good-Rim, despite being called to a conciliation process at the Queensland Human Rights Commission. Shelton, who previously lead the ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, and was formerly the leader of the Australian Christian Lobby, unsuccessfully ran for […]

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Rodney Croome: What Julia should have said on ‘Q+A’

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTIQ equality advocate On the ABC’s Q+A recently, Kate Rowe, a 78er, asked former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, this question about marriage equality… “Whilst I did and I still do admire and respect you for your time as Prime Minister and a member of Parliament, it still puzzles me […]

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Victorian Pride Centre announce their inaugural CEO

Victorian Pride Centre announce their inaugural CEO

The Victorian Pride Centre Board has announced Justine Dalla Riva as its inaugural CEO. The Pride Centre will be Australia’s first and the world’s second largest Pride Centre. Based on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda, the building is due to open later this year. The Pride Centre will house major LGBTIQ organisations such as Switchboard […]

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Pride WA announce provisional date for PrideFEST 2020 event

Pride WA announce provisional date for PrideFEST 2020 event

Pride WA’s latest members update outlines the organisation’s plans for community engagement, introduces the team’s latest Management Committee member and announces a tentative date for an as-yet-unknown PrideFEST event. In an email to Pride WA members, new Pride WA President Curtis Ward began by thanking those who attended the organisation’s Town Hall Meeting on 11th […]

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