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Poppers ban reconsidered in Australia after community consultation

Poppers ban reconsidered in Australia after community consultation

Poppers, or alkyl nitrates, will soon be available for purchase from pharmacies as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) seeks further consultation from the LGBTIQ+ community. The substance, often used as a sexual aid, was under scrutiny from the TGA last year and was being considered to be made illegal and reclassified to make possession, sale […]

PFLAG call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “govern for all people”

PFLAG call on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “govern for all people”

Shelley Argent, the national spokesperson for Parent and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to stay true to his commitment to “govern for all people” as concern about the push for new religious freedom laws grow. Argent warns that government’s drawn out process of addressing calls for new […]

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LGBT rights advocates acknowledged in Queen’s Birthday Honours

LGBT rights advocates acknowledged in Queen’s Birthday Honours

LGBTI rights advocate Ivan Hinton-Teoh (pictured) has been acknowledged in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honors. Hinton-Teoh who is a founding member of just.equal was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. Also recognised today was Anna Brown, the CEO of Equality Australia, who played a leading role in the campaign for marriage equality in […]

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Israel Folau launches legal action against Rugby Australia

Israel Folau launches legal action against Rugby Australia

Rugby player Israel Folau has launched legal action against Rugby Australia saying he was wrongly terminated from his employment. The player’s legal representatives have confirmed that applications have been filed with the Fair Work Commission over the termination of his multi-million dollar contract. Rugby Australia dismissed Folau from his employment after it ruled he had […]

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Kirralie Smith says ABC is showing bias by supporting trans employees

Kirralie Smith says ABC is showing bias by supporting trans employees

The head of anti-transgender group Binary says the ABC is showing its political bias by showing support for transgender employees. Kirralie Smith, who fronts the organisation, has reacted to reports that the ABC is considering allowing some paid leave for staff undergoing gender transition saying it is an example of how the organisation does represent […]

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Marijke Rancie apologises for comments about LGBTIQ youth worker

Marijke Rancie apologises for comments about LGBTIQ youth worker

Political commentator Marijke Rancie has apologised for comments she made about an LGBTIQ+ youth worker. Rancie, who posts online as Political Posting Mumma, was one of the faces of the Coalition for Marriage’s campaign against allowing marriage equality in Australia. Rancie is a vocal opponent of marriage equality and the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. Back […]

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Boston “Straight Pride Parade” causing a stir during US Pride Month

Boston “Straight Pride Parade” causing a stir during US Pride Month

The US city of Boston is set to see a “Straight Pride Parade” sometime this year, as the nation celebrates LGBTIQ+ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. The event is being put together by three men under the moniker ‘Super Happy Fun America’, made up of congressional hopeful John Hugo, “gay […]

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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says teaching respect will stop homophobia

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says teaching respect will stop homophobia

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has told the audience on ABC’s Q&A program that homophobic bullying can be reduced if people are just taught to respect each other. Her comment received quick comeback from fellow panelist, singer Jimmy Barnes, who asked if that was her goal – why the government removed the Safe Schools program. “I […]

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Christian Democrats in-fighting sees moves to oust Fred Nile

Christian Democrats in-fighting sees moves to oust Fred Nile

Long serving New South Wales politician the Reverend Fred Nile appears to be losing control of his own party with moves to oust the party founder after four decades as party leader. Eighteen year old Samraat Joshua Grewal has announced that he has seized control of Fred Nile’s Christian Democrats removing the 84 year old […]

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Anthony Albanese drops Shadow Minister for Equality position

Anthony Albanese drops Shadow Minister for Equality position

Anthony Albanese has dropped the position of Shadow Minister for Equality from Labor’s line-up of parliamentary responsibilities. The new labor leader announced which MP would responsible for each portfolio area on Sunday. Western Australian senator Louise Pratt, who previously was the Shadow Minister for Equality, will become the Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing. The party […]

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