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Human Rights Watch highlight LGBT discrimination in Malaysia

Human Rights Watch highlight LGBT discrimination in Malaysia

  Human Rights Watch have releases a new report saying persistent Malaysian government-sponsored discrimination threatens the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. The 71-page report, “‘I Don’t Want to Change Myself’: Anti-LGBT Conversion Practices, Discrimination, and Violence in Malaysia,” claims that government officials have fostered a hostile climate in which LGBT and gender […]

Malaysia: Minister says country will continue to censor LGBT content

Malaysia: Minister says country will continue to censor LGBT content

Malaysia’s Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin has told the country’s parliament that they will continue to censor LGBT related content in films, television and social media. The country’s censorship does not however include streaming services such as Netflix. The Deputy Minister reiterated the country’s stance against homosexuality while answering a question in […]

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Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Forty Tasmanian doctors have signed an open letter to Tasmania’s politicians in support of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute’s recommendation for a ban on LGBTIQA+ conversion practices. The open letter was organised by GPs, Dr Miranda Hann and Dr Shannon Lovell-Greene. Dr Hann said conversion therapy and toehr change and suppression techniques can cause significant […]

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Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian Jessica Hoyle has started a fundraising campaign to launch a High Court challenge to Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws. Launceston based Hoyle wanted to run a series of events for lesbians including drag king shows, drag king bingo and karaoke nights, but wanted to stipulate that any who born male was excluded from attending. In 2021 […]

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Expressions of interest open for LGBTIQA+ Leaders Summit 2023

Expressions of interest open for LGBTIQA+ Leaders Summit 2023

Expressions of interest to participate in the pre-conference event for Better Together 2023 – the LGBTIQA+ Leaders Summit 2023 is now open. The Equality Project team invite the decision-makers from Australia’s LGBTIQA+ communities and allies to come together on 16 February 2023 and have a meaningful conversation about the kind of world we want to […]

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Canberra man arrested after Grindr sexual assault

Canberra man arrested after Grindr sexual assault

A Canberra man has been remanded in custody after allegedly sexually assaulting another man he met via the dating app Grindr. This story contains references to alleged sexual assault and drug use.  Canberra man Shae Elliot, 22, was arrested after he handed himself in to police. He’s been accused of drugging, raping and robbing another […]

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Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

Basketball player Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to drug smuggling charges in Russia. The 31-year-old player, who is a part of the LGBTIQA+ communities, was detained in Mid-February after Russian authorities alleged she had been found with vape cartridges contained hashish oil. The maximum sentence for the crime is […]

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Moves to create a LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner blocked again

Moves to create a LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner blocked again

Labor has used its numbers in the Senate to block a Greens’ inquiry into reform of the Australian Human Rights Commission, including the appointment of an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. It’s the second time this week there’s been a push to create an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner via the parliament. Previously the Greens attempted to […]

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Maria Sjödin appointed Executive Director of Outright Action International

Maria Sjödin appointed Executive Director of Outright Action International

OutRight Action International have announced the selection of Maria Sjödin as its new executive director. With 25 years of experience advocating globally for LGBTIQ equality, Sjödin will lead the international human rights organisation dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people at a pivotal time of change, expansion, and renewal. […]

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Just.Equal urges AG to consider LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal urges AG to consider LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner

Just.Equal Australia has written to Federal Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, asking the Federal Labor Government to uphold its previous commitment to appointment an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner. The move comes after Labor voted down a Greens proposal for an LGBTIQA+ Human Rights Commissioner during debate on the Australian Human Rights Act earlier this week. The correspondence quotes Mr […]

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