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Lyle Shelton says fear drove people to vote for marriage equality

Lyle Shelton says fear drove people to vote for marriage equality

Lyle Shelton, the former head of the Australian Christian Lobby, who headed the failed ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, says the majority of people who voted for marriage equality were driven by fear. Since losing the postal survey, and stepping down from his role at the ACL, Shelton launched a failed political career running for […]

ACON condemns NSW government’s mandatory HIV testing

ACON condemns NSW government’s mandatory HIV testing

ACON has condemned the introduction of legislation by the NSW Government that will enforce mandatory testing of individuals whose bodily fluids come into contact with frontline workers. On 11 November, the NSW Government introduced the Mandatory Disease Testing Bill (2020) into NSW Parliament. ACON, along with many other expert and qualified stakeholders strongly oppose mandatory […]

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Aussie celebrities give their voice to Freedom4Ali campaign

Aussie celebrities give their voice to Freedom4Ali campaign

Some of Australia’s most well known stars have come together to call for the release of Ali*, a gay refugee detained in Australia for over eight years. Spiderman and Crazy Rich Asians star Remy Hii joins Australians Kat Stewart, Brooke Satchwell and Bruce Spence in a powerful new video telling Ali’s story. They stand alongside […]

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Bernardi asks if there will be an investigation of ‘closeted gay politicians’

Bernardi asks if there will be an investigation of ‘closeted gay politicians’

The Monday night of edition of the ABC’s 4 Corners program shone a light on government minister’s interactions with staff members. The program led to MP Alan Tudge admitting that while he was presenting himself as a ‘traditional family values’ politician, he was also having an extra-martial affair with one of his staffers. Since the […]

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Minister Alan Tudge accused of hypocrisy after admitting affair

Minister Alan Tudge accused of hypocrisy after admitting affair

Alan Tudge, who is currently the acting Immigration Minister, confirmed earlier this week that back in 2017 when he was voicing his opposition to marriage equality, and presenting himself as politician guided by family values, he was also having an extra-martial affair with a staffer. Former Liberal staffer Rachelle Miller told the ABC’s 4 Corners […]

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Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal party members have voted in favour of repealing the state’s landmark laws on transgender recognition. At the party’s state conference this weekend party members voted to turn back the laws which were introduced in 2019, with delegates saying the legislation favoured a minority of people. According to local news outlet The Advocate conference delegate Andrea […]

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will look very different in 2021

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will look very different in 2021

Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will look very different in 2021 due to COVID-19. Rather than the parade down Oxford Street that has run for the last 42 years, the parade will be a seated affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground with the floats making their way around the stadium. While the parade […]

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Garth Hamilton says disadvantaged communities benefit when fathers stay involved

Garth Hamilton says disadvantaged communities benefit when fathers stay involved

The LNP’s candidate for the upcoming by-election for the Queensland seat of Groom has responded to some of OUTinPerth’s queries about his now deleted Spectator article that shared his views on the Black Lives Matter movement and single parent families. A spokesperson for the Liberal National Party said in his article Hamilton was expressing his […]

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LNP candidate Garth Hamilton’s article on “absent fathers” disappears

LNP candidate Garth Hamilton’s article on “absent fathers” disappears

An article outlining an LNP candidate’s views on single parent families, First Nations people and the Black Lives Matter movement has disappeared from the website of The Spectator Australia. Garth Hamilton is the Liberal National Party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election for the seat of Groom in Queensland. He was the unexpected winner of the pre-selection […]

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Rainbow Flag Directory given formal warning by ACMA

Rainbow Flag Directory given formal warning by ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has formally warned Rainbow Flag Directory, an organisation that claims to be claims to publish a nationwide LGBTI magazine, for breaching the telecommunications rules regarding spam communication. Following consumer complaints ACMA found that between October 2019 and February 2020 Rainbow Flag sent five commercial messages to email addresses without […]

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