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Mike Pence’s gay rights rabbit, Marlon Bundo, dies

Mike Pence’s gay rights rabbit, Marlon Bundo, dies

Marlon Bundo, the rabbit that was the family pet of former US Vice-President Mike Pence has died. Bundo became an unexpected champion of LGBTIQA+ rights in 2018. Charlotte Pence Bond, Pence’s daughter, announced Bundo’s death in posts on social media. “Somehow, you taught me how to always try to be kind first and never stop making an […]

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Attorney General’s Department explain how the Religious Discrimination bill will work

Attorney General’s Department explain how the Religious Discrimination bill will work

Staff from the Attorney General’s department didn’t get off to a good start when they appeared before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights last week. Three representatives of the Attorney General’s Department appeared to give evidence in relation to the third draft of the Religious Discrimination bill. Politicians on the inquiry were surprised to […]

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Sydney WorldPride reveal six artists who will be shaping 2023 program

Sydney WorldPride reveal six artists who will be shaping 2023 program

Sydney WorldPride have announced the names of six professionals who will be joining the team as Curatorial Associates, helping shape the 2023 festival program. Joining Festival Creative Director; First Nations, Ben Graetz and Festival Creative Director; Daniel Clarke are six Curatorial Associates who bring expertise across a wide range of artforms. Interdisciplinary artist Bhenji Ra, […]

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Parliamentary Inquiry hears claims of abusive behaviour from A-G’s office

Parliamentary Inquiry hears claims of abusive behaviour from A-G’s office

The Uniting Church appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Religious Discrimination bill on Friday, voicing their opposition to the legislation in its current form. Jason Masters, Co-convener of Uniting Network Australia, the LGBTIQA+ network within the church, said it was disappointing that during the long consultation process over the legislation there […]

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Philip Normal resigns after transphobic and Islamophobic tweets surface

Philip Normal resigns after transphobic and Islamophobic tweets surface

British Labour politician Philip Normal has resigned from Lambeth Council in the wake of Islamophobic and transphobic tweets he made being highlighted in the media. Normal made international headlines in early 2021 when he designed a t-shirt that simply read “La”. The phrase was featured on the groundbreaking television drama It’s a Sin which focused on how […]

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The Cat Haven needs your help as they face an overcrowding crisis

The Cat Haven needs your help as they face an overcrowding crisis

Perth’s Cat Haven needs help to accommodate all the cats they’re looking after. If you’ve been thinking of bringing a cat into your life, now is the time to act, they desperately need people to temporarily foster or permanently adopt cats. The organisation is conscious it may struggle to maintain its services once Western Australia’s […]

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Tasmanian groups express concern over Religious Discrimination laws

Tasmanian groups express concern over Religious Discrimination laws

The Parliamentary Joint Committee of Human Rights has continued holding hearings on the proposed Religious Discrimination laws with a range of Tasmanian groups expressing their deep concerns over the legislation. The committee is on its third day of hearings and spent an hour today listening to the concerns of Disability Voices Australia, Women’s Health Tasmania, […]

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Scott White convicted of 1988 murder of Scott Johnson

Scott White convicted of 1988 murder of Scott Johnson

A Sydney court has found 50-year-old Scott White guilty of the 1988 ‘gay hate’ murder of Scott Johnson. The long running investigation took an unexpected twist on Monday when the accused man declared he was “guilty, guilty, guilty” during an arraignment hearing. Details of the case could not be reported due to a suppression order, […]

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Just a few weeks left to nominate for WA Women’s Hall of Fame

Just a few weeks left to nominate for WA Women’s Hall of Fame

As part of the celebrations for the Centenary of Internationals Women’s Day and UN Women Perth, launched the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011. The Perth UN Women’s Chapter closed in 2012 however the Hall of Fame continued under the stewardship of the Collaboration of International Women’s Day until 2017, when the WA Women’s […]

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GRAI launches Befriender program to connect LGBTQIA+ elders

GRAI launches Befriender program to connect LGBTQIA+ elders

Western Australia’s LGBTQIA+ elder support and advocacy organisation GRAI have launched a new program to connect LGBTQIA+ elders. GRAI’s Befriender program aims to reach out to isolated and lonely LGBTQIA+ elders and pair them up with peers for regular company, support and connection. The initiative will be led by GRAI’s Befriending Coordinator whose role is […]

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