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Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

Report: Greater risk of sexual violence among trans women of colour

A groundbreaking new report exploring the lived experiences of transgender women of colour living in Australia, reveals a greater risk of sexual assault both outside and at home. The research, published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, and led by Western Sydney University’s Professor Jane Ussher, highlights the vulnerability of people living on […]

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Calls for medical professionals to help end gay, bi & trans blood ban

Calls for medical professionals to help end gay, bi & trans blood ban

A new declaration for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals has been launched by Australian advocates, seeking support to replace the standing ban on gay/bi and transgender blood donation with individual risk assessments. Launched by LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal, the declaration has already been signed by over 70 medical professionals. The declaration is accompanied by […]

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Calls for PM to drop Religious Discrimination Bill after US ruling

Calls for PM to drop Religious Discrimination Bill after US ruling

Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ditch the Religious Discrimination Bill, following the US Supreme Court ruling to protect against workplace discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity. In a landmark decision this week, the US Supreme Court voted 6-3 that discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity is a form […]

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Adem Somyurek fired over vile comments and branch stacking accusations

Adem Somyurek fired over vile comments and branch stacking accusations

Adem Somyurek, Victoria’s Minister for Local Government and Small Business has been sacked by Premier Dan Andrews following accusations that he was responsible for branch stacking and making a series of derogatory comments that have been described as homophobic and sexist. A report from The Age Newspaper and television program 60 Minutes aired covert recordings […]

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Australian Christian Lobby says Black Lives Matter is anti-Christ

Australian Christian Lobby says Black Lives Matter is anti-Christ

The Australian Christian Lobby has voiced its opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement describing it as the opposite of what Christians stand for, while linking the movement to a long list of other issues. In the group’s latest email to its followers, ACL Managing Director Martyn Iles says he’s on a mission to expose […]

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Narelda Jacobs speaks on Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia

Narelda Jacobs speaks on Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia

Studio 10 host and broadcaster Narelda Jacobs has given a powerful statement on Indigenous deaths in custody. In light of the protests spreading across the US in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Jacobs, an Indigenous woman and member of the LGBTIQ+ community, urged Australians to take a look at our own problem with racism. […]

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Anthony Venn-Brown awarded Order of Australia for LGBTIQ+ service

Anthony Venn-Brown, Founder and CEO of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International (ABBI), has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Venn-Brown was given the honour for his service to Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community, for his advocacy within Christian and Pentecostal communities for LGBTIQ+ people. After coming out as […]

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Charities may struggle in wake of COVID-19 leading to job losses, closures

Charities may struggle in wake of COVID-19 leading to job losses, closures

A new report launched by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) forecasts that more than 200,000 jobs in the charity sector could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis if financial supports, such as JobKeeper and lease and loan deferrals, come to an end in October. The report, Will […]

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Michael Kirby announced as patron of Victorian Pride Centre

Former High Court judge, the Hon. Michael Kirby, has been revealed as the Organisational Patron of the Victorian Pride Centre (VPC). The role of the Organisational Patron and Ambassadors is to raise the profile of the Victorian Pride Centre amongst the LGBTIQ+ community and the general population in Australia and internationally. “I am excited to […]

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NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

New South Wales Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSWGLRL) have released the findings of a community survey examining the effects of COVID-19 on the LGBTIQ+ community. Beginning in May, NSW GLRL surveyed the state’s LGBTIQ+ community on demographics, employment, mental health, wellbeing, relationships and healthcare. NSW GLRL co-convener Jack Whitney says the results show the […]

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