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Senator Cash faces uphill battle with religious freedom laws

Senator Cash faces uphill battle with religious freedom laws

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is facing an uphill battle to develop long promised religious freedom legislation, as members of her own party warn they will not accept proposed elements of the bill. Senator Cash has been given the task of taking a third stab at developing a religious freedom bill, following failed attempts by her predecessor […]

Ghana proposes crushing anti-LGBTI laws with harsh jail sentences

Ghana proposes crushing anti-LGBTI laws with harsh jail sentences

New laws proposed in the African country of Ghana would see 10 year prison sentences for individuals or groups who advocate for LGBTI rights, show support or symphony for LGBTI people, or offer social or medical support. A draft copy of the draft bill has leaked also incudes provisions that would force intersex people to […]

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Neo-Nazi who called for “gay purge” jailed for 7 years

Neo-Nazi who called for “gay purge” jailed for 7 years

British man Andrew Dymock has been jailed for seven years, with an additional three years on extended licence, after he was found guilty of 15 different offences relating to his time as the leader of two outlawed groups. The 24-year-old from Bath lead the outlawed groups System Resistance Network (SRN) and Sonnenkrieg Division. At his […]

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Higher Education Pride Practitioners network celebrate WA launch

Higher Education Pride Practitioners network celebrate WA launch

A network of professionals aiming to promote LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the higher education sector are celebrating the first meeting of the local chapter here in WA. The Higher Education Pride Practitioners network (HEAPPS) is comprised of members from universities across Australia, developing a collective response to issues facing LGBTQIA+ communities in the sector. ECU is […]

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Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner denies application to exclude trans women

Tasmanian LGBTQIA+ community advocates say they are deeply disappointed about an attempt by supporters of the LGB Alliance to discriminate against trans and gender diverse Tasmanians. The newly-formed LGB Alliance has applied to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to hold an event that excludes trans and gender diverse people. As reported in The Australian, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner […]

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Alarm as anti-gay messages and Nazi graffiti found in Melbourne

Alarm as anti-gay messages and Nazi graffiti found in Melbourne

Victorian based LGBTI Jewish group Aleph Melbourne has voiced concern over anti-gay and Nazi graffiti appearing on Gardiners Trail which weaves it was through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. “Aleph Melbourne condemns the senseless defacement and vandalisation of the freshly resurfaced Gardiners Creek Trail in Ashwood. “The presence of the Nazi swastika along with the accompanying words […]

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Three people arrested after shaving ‘gay’ into boy’s head

Three people arrested after shaving ‘gay’ into boy’s head

Atlanta police have announced that they have arrested three people over an incident when the word ‘gay’ was shaved into the head of a 12-year-old boy. In June a video from Instagram Live quickly spread on social media, it captured the young boy being physically and verbally assaulted. In the clip one of the adults […]

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LGBT groups in China removed from social media platform WeChat

LGBT groups in China removed from social media platform WeChat

Dozens of LGBT groups in China have had their social media accounts deleted from popular social media platform WeChat. Many of the accounts were from student based organisations that were helping to support and connect LGBTI students in the world’s most populous nation. The closure of the accounts sparked fears of a new wave of […]

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Katie Hopkins dumped by Channel 7 over quarantine comments

Katie Hopkins dumped by Channel 7 over quarantine comments

Far-right political commentator Katie Hopkins might be packing her bags and heading home to the UK after Channel 7 dumped her from their upcoming Big Brother VIP series and Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews ordered an investigation into her behaviour in hotel quarantine. On Saturday, a laughing Hopkins delivered an video on Instagram Live where she spoke […]

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Amanda Stoker says WA government policy is “enormously dangerous”

Amanda Stoker says WA government policy is “enormously dangerous”

Federal Assistant Attorney General Amanda Stoker has described the WA government’s approach to the Australian Christian Lobby as “enormously dangerous”. The lobby group had been denied access to government operated venues for it’s The Truth of It national tour, until the Perth Theatre Trust reversed it’s decision and allowed the events to proceed. “It’s enormously dangerous, […]

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