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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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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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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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Binary challenged to release full survey

Binary challenged to release full survey

Anti-transgender organisation Binary has been challenged to release the full details of their survey which they claim shows Australian parents are overwhelmingly opposed to their children learning about the experiences of people who are transgender. The Australian newspaper published the results of the poll on the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and […]

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Report highlights impact of marriage debate on CALD LGBTIQ+ communities

Report highlights impact of marriage debate on CALD LGBTIQ+ communities

A new report has found that LGBTIQ+ folks with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds were faced with significant impacts during Australia’s marriage equality debate, particularly in reconciling faith, culture, sexuality and gender. Home is Where Our Story Begins: Family, community and belonging for sexuality and gender diverse CALD people, a collaborative effort between ACON, […]

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Buzzfeed cut Australian and UK editorial teams

Buzzfeed cut Australian and UK editorial teams

Buzzfeed have announced they will no longer be covering local news, signalling the end of their Australian and UK editorial teams. The company will instead focus on their US operations and a global perspective. The website best known for its listicles, launched itself into the journalism realm as a competitor to traditional news outlets, often […]

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Murder charge over Scott Johnson’s death

Murder charge over Scott Johnson’s death

Sydney man Scott White, 49, has been charged with the cold-case murder of Scott Johnson. It has been reported that Police will allege that White met Johnson at a Manly pub in December 1988 and the two traveled to nearby area which was known to be an area where gay men met. Scott Johnson is […]

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Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan defends HIV comments

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan defends HIV comments

Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan has dismissed concerns from leading HIV experts about how long it takes for someone to get tested for the virus. While experts say a HIV test can detect antibodies within six days of infection, the Minister’s spokesperson says advice given to the Minister is different – and three months is […]

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Alan Jones announces his retirement from radio

Alan Jones announces his retirement from radio

Sydney radio host Alan Jones has announced he’ll hang up the headphones and retire from radio later this month. Jones will continue to present his evening programs on Sky News and write for newspapers. Jones’ breakfast show has been a top rating program since he took over the slot in 2001. The radio host said […]

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Nicholas Parkhill from ACON responds to arrest in Scott Johnson case

Nicholas Parkhill from ACON responds to arrest in Scott Johnson case

Nicholas Parkhill, the CEO of ACON, has responded to the news that an arrest has been made in relation to the death Scott Johnson after three decades. While congratulating police on their work on the case, Parkhill highlights that many attacks on gay men occurred over the decades and many still remain unsolved. “While ACON […]

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