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Worth a Read: Great stories from around the web

Gay-hate victim Garry Burns turns lawfare crusader The Weekend Australian The Weekend Australian has an interesting profile of LGBTI rights activist Garry Burns who is at the forefront of holding people accountable for homophobic statements they make, or are published on commentary platforms they control. The article also shares the thoughts of some of the people […]

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It’s time for a same-sex royal wedding – Queen’s cousin set to wed

It’s time for a same-sex royal wedding – Queen’s cousin set to wed

The royal family is set to have its first same-sex wedding with the Queen’s cousin Ivar Mountbatten announcing that he’ll marry his partner James Coyle. The member of the Queen Elizabeth’s extended family announced he was bisexual back in 2016, years after he and wife Penny had divorced. Lord Mountbatten said has told Britain’s Daily Mail […]

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

Melbourne Underground Film Festival Director retracts resignation

The controversial director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival has retracted his decision to resign from the festival. Richard Wolstencroft now says the festival will be a place to celebrate freedom of speech and stand up to political correctness. Last year Wolstencroft indicated he would be stepping down from the festival following negative feedback regarding comments he […]

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Katter proposes law to protect people from gender neutral language

Katter proposes law to protect people from gender neutral language

Queensland politician Robbie Katter, the son of federal MP Bob Katter, has announced he’ll be putting forward a law to protect people from gender neutral language. Appearing on Ben Fordham’s talkback show on radio station Sydney station 2UE, Katter said he would introduce his ‘He said, She said’ bill into the Queensland parliament in the […]

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French authorities arrest two men over terror plot aimed at gay community

French authorities arrest two men over terror plot aimed at gay community

French authorities have foiled a terror plot that would have targeted the LGBTI community. Two men were arrested over the weekend in the greater Paris region and charged over a terror plot according to intelligence sources. The report from Associated Press is published in French publication The Local. The pair, aged 21 and 22, were arrested […]

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LGBTI rights campaigner Peter Tatchell released after Russian arrest

LGBTI rights campaigner Peter Tatchell released after Russian arrest

Human rights and LGBT+ campaigner Peter Tatchell has been released following his arrest during a peaceful protest close to the Kremlin. The veteran British LGBTI rights activist was arrested by Russian police has he staged a solo protest against Russia’s treatment of LGBTI people and failure to investigate reports of gay men being murdered by […]

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Professor David Cooper remembered for leadership in HIV/AIDS response

UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, a global leader in the response to HIV/AIDS, was remembered earlier today at a public memorial at Sydney Town Hall. More than 1000 people gathered to pay tribute to Professor Cooper, immunologist and director of the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney for 32 years, who had dedicated his life […]

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Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell arrested in Russia

Veteran LGBT+ and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested during a one-man protest against Russia’s mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, as the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Moscow. Tatchell was reportedly holding a banner supporting gay men who have been violently targeted in a purge in Chechnya while standing […]

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Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland has become the third state to remove the requirement for transgender and gender diverse people to divorce their spouse to have their gender legally affirmed. The north-eastern state will join Victoria and New South Wales whose parliaments have also made the adjustments since Canberra voted to amend the Marriage Act last year. Just four […]

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Comedian JooYung Roberts comes forward as Tom Ballard’s accuser

Adelaide based comedian JooYung Roberts has come forward as the man accusing fellow comedian Tom Ballard of an alleged sexual assault. Roberts posted a statement to his Twitter account saying he was not afraid to be identified, alongside the hashtag #metoo. “I am Tom Ballard’s accuser. I understand that it can be difficult to know […]

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