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Marriage equality is now a reality in Costa Rica

Marriage equality is now a reality in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s LGBTIQ+ community have celebrated the first day of legal marriage equality with a live television celebration. After two 2018 rulings by the Inter-American Supreme Court in January and Costa Rica’s Supreme Court in August, which found the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to be unconstitutional, Costa Rica’s parliament was instructed to find […]

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Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate, so on Thursday 28 May, Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day will shine a light on the staggeringly high levels of domestic violence being experienced within LGBTI relationships, and seriously low levels of reporting. Statistics show that up to 62 per cent of LGBTI people have experienced domestic violence within […]

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Melbourne radio station J-AIR replaces program after homophobic broadcast

Melbourne radio station J-AIR replaces program after homophobic broadcast

Melbourne’s Jewish radio station J-AIR have released the committee’s findings following an investigation of a homophobic broadcast earlier this year. Airing on 30th March 2020, the Tamar Yonah Show featured Rabbi Mendel Kessin, who claimed COVID-19 was a “designer drug” sent by god to eradicate homosexuality. Station President Dr. George Banky issued an official apology soon […]

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Homophobic slurs and Nazi symbols sprayed on Melbourne golf course

Homophobic slurs and Nazi symbols sprayed on Melbourne golf course

Melbourne’s Cranbourne Golf Club have asked police to investigate anti-gay and antisemitic graffiti found on the greens last week. The words “golf fag’s” [sic] and a collection of swastikas were found sprayed in black paint on the fourth green of the golf course on Wednesday 21st May, as highlighted by The Age. Cranbourne Golf Club, formed […]

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Aspiring politician apologises for incorrectly naming LGBT youth as gunman

An aspiring politician in Arizona has apologised for incorrectly naming a gay youth leader as the alleged perpetrator of multiple shootings. Scott Weinberg is running for a seat on the Kyrene School District governing board. The Kyrene School District operates a number of elementary and middle schools in Tempe, Chandler, and Ahwatukee, Arizona. On Wednesday a […]

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RMIT students concerned over staff appearance at ACL forum

RMIT students concerned over staff appearance at ACL forum

Students at Victoria’s RMIT University have raised concerns over the inclusion of a faculty member on the lineup of a conversion therapy forum organised by the Australian Christian Lobby. The ACL’s upcoming Gay Conversion Therapy Forum aims to “explore the major concerns” surrounding Victoria’s proposed ban on conversion therapy practices. The lobby’s website claims that […]

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Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

Hungary’s parliament bans gender changes on legal documents

The parliament of Hungary has voted to put an end to gender amendments on legal documents, in new legislation deemed “evil” by LGBTIQ+ advocates. Voting on Tuesday, the bill passed 113 votes to 57 as part of a slew of supposedly COVID-19 related laws, which amends the legal definition of gender to “biological sex based […]

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Australian Christian Lobby wants to ban pronouns on email signatures

Australian Christian Lobby wants to ban pronouns on email signatures

The Australian Christian Lobby wants all levels of government to ban the practice of stating preferred pronouns on email signatures. The religious lobby group is up in arms over news that the City of Melbourne is following in the footsteps of thousands of inclusive organisations around the world who allow staff to add a simple […]

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Psychologists ban LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices in Albania

Psychologists ban LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices in Albania

Albania’s peak body for psychologists has ruled out future practice of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy in the European nation, effectively banning harmful attempts to change a person’s sexuality or gender expression. The Order of Psychologists, which all practicing therapists must join to work in the country, has moved to forbid practitioners from carrying out attempts to […]

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Future medical professionals stand against conversion therapy

Future medical professionals stand against conversion therapy

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT), the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) have voted unanimously to support survivors of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy. National Australian student medical societies voted in favour of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivor Statement at AMSA’s National Council over the weekend. The […]

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