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City of Sydney announces funding for LGBTIQA+ museum and WorldPride

City of Sydney announces funding for LGBTIQA+ museum and WorldPride

The City of Sydney has announced they’ve committed almost $300,000 in seed-funding to help establish a long-awaited LGBTIQA+ museum and increased its support for next year’s WorldPride festival. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said both initiatives were unanimously supported by the City Council and an excellent way to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, […]

Tim Wilson says marriage equality was a Liberal party achievement

Tim Wilson says marriage equality was a Liberal party achievement

Tim Wilson says the passing of marriage equality in Australia was an incredible achievement of the Liberal party. The MP posted his thoughts to Twitter, where it drew a negative reaction. The member for the Victoria seat of Goldstein, who did campaign in favour of the YES vote, told followers the 2017 debate over the […]

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Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

Rebekha Sharkie threatens legal action over ACL flyers

South Australian MP Rebekha Sharkie has threatened to take legal action against the Australian Christian Lobby over their political flyers that depict her as being against churches. The member for Mayo said the ACL has used an mage which she owns the copyright on without asking her permission. In a letter sent to the religious […]

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Animal Justice Party parts ways with candidates over transgender views

Animal Justice Party parts ways with candidates over transgender views

The Animal Justice Party (AJP) this week announced they were parting ways with two of their candidates who expressed views about transgender people which the party said did not align with their values. “Recently, there were AJP candidates who used their personal social media platform to express their views on some transgender issues in a […]

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Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner steps down

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner steps down

Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, has today revealed his plans to step down from the top job in the Top End. Gunner, who has served as Chief Minister since 2016, cited the birth of his second child Nash as the reason for the big change. “My head and my heart are no […]

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Scott Morrison falsely claims “young adolescents” are having trans surgery

Scott Morrison falsely claims “young adolescents” are having trans surgery

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he’s still standing by Katherine Deves as his candidate in Warringah despite her walk-back of her apology over her comments about transgender youth. The PM then went on to falsely claim that young adolescents are undergoing gender confirmation surgery. Yesterday Katherine Deves spoke to Sky News where she walked […]

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Katherine Deves says “mutilated” was the “correct terminology”

Katherine Deves says “mutilated” was the “correct terminology”

Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves has walked back her apology over social media posts she made about transgender youth, saying “mutilated” was the correct terminology to describe them from a “medico-legal” perspective. Sky News host Chris Kenny was frustrated that the Liberal party kept blocking Deves from appearing in mainstream media, he headed out […]

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Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

Labor’s commitment to supporting HIV organisations welcomed

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has welcomed new commitments from Federal Labor to end Australia’s HIV epidemic and bolster the health of LGBTIQ+ people. Labor has announced that, if elected, it will establish a bipartisan taskforce to drive the effort to end HIV transmission and also restore funding to peak organisations involved in the community-led HIV response. It […]

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PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

PM Scott Morrison adamant that Religious Discrimination will be a priority

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told reporters that he is adamant that a Religious Discrimination Bill will be passed before the government considers looking into any protections for gay and transgender students. Over the weekend the PM was repeatedly asked to give a timeline for the reintroduction of the Religious Discrimination legislation, and while the […]

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Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ advocates say Tasmania will be the biggest loser if the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill is re-introduced and have called on the Prime Minister to show what policies he has that will reduce levels of discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people and the mental ill-health discrimination leads to. The call comes after Scott Morrison’s commitment […]

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