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Conversion therapy survivors call for strong legislation nationwide

Conversion therapy survivors call for strong legislation nationwide

  Survivors of LGBTQIA+ conversion practices have written to state and territory governments which have not yet banned such practices. Advocates for a ban on conversion therapies have previous raised concerns that Queensland and the ACT that do not cover all recommendations from survivors, the letter outlines ten key policy objectives that advocacy groups want […]

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James Parker says conversion therapy bans are akin to the Gestapo

James Parker says conversion therapy bans are akin to the Gestapo

Warning: This article contains references to sexual assault. Perth based ex-gay advocate James Parker has spoken about the recent anti-gay conversion therapy laws that have been introduced in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory comparing them to the Nazi Gestapo, and the Stasi secret police – who operated in communist East Germany. “What’s happening in […]

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US councilor stands up for gay rights after listening to flag objections

US councilor stands up for gay rights after listening to flag objections

Some of the residents of the town of Minot, North Dakota, were up in arms this week, because their local council decided to fly the Pride flag in support of the local LGBTIQ community. Usually Pride celebrations happen in the USA in June to align with the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, but a […]

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Xamon: it’s not enough to oppose conversion therapy, you have to take action

Xamon: it’s not enough to oppose conversion therapy, you have to take action

Alison Xamon MLC, the Greens’ spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity, has criticised the WA Labor Government for its failure to commit to banning harmful LGBTIQ conversion practices, including in religious and informal settings. In parliament on Thursday Xamon again questioned the government about its intentions for banning conversion practices which attempt to change a […]

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Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of Indonesian police raid

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation of Indonesian police raid

International group Human Rights Watch is calling on the Indonesian government to investigate a recent raid of a private party in Jakarta that targeted the LGBTI community. The group said the 2nd September raid raid on a private gathering of 56 men in Jakarta that highlights the threat to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

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Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Liberal MP apologises for describing Greens’ candidate as “too camp”

Mark Parton, a Liberal MP who serves in the ACT parliament, has apologised for describing a Greens candidate at the upcoming territory election as “too camp”. The serving MP told Jonathan Davis that he was “too camp for Tuggeranong” when the two met on the campaign trail over the weekend. Davis told The Canberra Times that he […]

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Indonesian police detain dozens of people for attending gay party

Indonesian police detain dozens of people for attending gay party

Police in Jakarta have been criticised for raiding a private party in Jakarta on August 29. A police spokesperson announced they had arrested 9 people after attending the private event. Fifty six people were attending the private event. Police detained nine people under the country’s vague pornography laws. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, except […]

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Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Senator Claire Chandler has revealed she’s been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission over an opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email she penned outlining her opposition to transgender women participating in sport. In the piece Senator Chandler shared her view that transgender women should not be allowed to participate in women’s sport, […]

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Perth man jailed for failing to disclose his positive HIV status to partners

Perth man jailed for failing to disclose his positive HIV status to partners

A Perth man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been jailed for five years for not disclosing his positive HIV status to sexual partners. The 30 year old man told four different men that he did not have the virus despite testing positive several years earlier. They all subsequently tested positive. The West […]

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Tony Abbott appointed to UK trade role despite accusations of homophobia

Tony Abbott appointed to UK trade role despite accusations of homophobia

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been appointed to the United Kingdom’s Trade Board. Abbott will serve as an advisor to the UK has they negotiate a series of new trade deals following their decision to leave the European Union. The appointment has followed a flurry of discussion in Britain about whether the former […]

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