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Living Proud WA announce Making Queer Spaces Accessible project

Living Proud WA announce Making Queer Spaces Accessible project

Living Proud WA have announced a new project, focusing on making LGBTQIA+ events, venues and spaces accessible for all. The Making Queer Spaces Accessible project aims to work with LGBTQIA+ spaces and event-runners to provide practical assistance, financial support and advice, as well as promoting accessible events to LGBTQIA+ and disability communities with a focus […]

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Six sentenced to death over murder of LGBTQIA+ activists in Bangladesh

Six sentenced to death over murder of LGBTQIA+ activists in Bangladesh

Warning: This story contains mentions of brutal violence. Six men found to be aligned with al-Qaeda have been sentenced to death for the murder of two LGBTQIA+ advocates in Bangladesh in 2016. The founder of Roopban – Bangladesh’s first LGBTQIA+ publication – Xulhas Mannad (pictured right), and pride rally organiser Mahbub Tonoy were killed by machete-wielding attackers […]

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Lyle Shelton no longer endorsed by Christian Democrat leader Fred Nile

Lyle Shelton no longer endorsed by Christian Democrat leader Fred Nile

Reports have emerged that former Australian Christian Lobby leader Lyle Shelton is no longer being endorsed by Reverend Fred Nile to take the reins of the Christian Democrat Party (CDP). Eternity News have reported that outgoing CDP leader and New South Wales MLC Nile has revoked his support for Shelton as the new leader. The […]

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Concern over Lorraine Finlay’s appointment to Human Rights Commission

Concern over Lorraine Finlay’s appointment to Human Rights Commission

Perth legal academic Lorraine Finlay has been named as the newest appointee to the Australian Human Rights Commission, but LGBTIQA+ rights advocates have expressed concern over her selection. just.equal Australia has written to the Australian Human Rights Commission asking that new Human Rights Commissioner not be given the LGBTIQ+ human rights portfolio and have called […]

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The Australian Christian Lobby got JobKeeper but their revenue went up

The Australian Christian Lobby got JobKeeper but their revenue went up

The Australian Christian Lobby received $138,000 from the government’s JobKeeper scheme despite their income increasing during the period the support funds were on offer. The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that the Christian Lobby group is one of a number of industry groups, political lobbying bodies and thinktanks that claimed the payment when their revenue didn’t fall […]

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Australian Christian Lobby met by protesters in Tasmania

Australian Christian Lobby met by protesters in Tasmania

Over sixty people gathered yesterday in Hobart to defend the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act from attacks by the Australian Christian Lobby. The group of LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and their allies gathered outside the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart where the ACL was conducting a meeting as part of its tour of the nation. Local community […]

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‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

‘The Australian’ breached standards with transgender reports

The Australian Press Council has delivered its adjudication on a complaint from well-known transgender health expert Dr Michelle Telfer finding that the national newspaper had breached reporting standards on several occasions. The Press Council also ruled that many of the reports published by The Australian fell within the guidelines of acceptable reporting. The council considered a complaint […]

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Brisbane activists to protest against government’s Religious Discrimination Bill

Brisbane activists to protest against government’s Religious Discrimination Bill

Protestors are planning to take to the streets in Brisbane on Saturday, September 4 to protest the federal government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. The Morrison Government will have a third run at creating religious freedom laws with Attorney General Michaelia Cash telling The Australian newspaper she hopes to have legislation before parliament in December. Prime Minister Scott […]

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Victoria to expand anti-hate laws to cover sexuality, gender, sex & HIV status

Victoria to expand anti-hate laws to cover sexuality, gender, sex & HIV status

Victorian Aboriginal, multicultural and multifaith groups, human rights, women’s and LGBTIQ+ rights organisations have come together to welcome today’s commitment by the Victorian Government’s to strengthen the state’s anti-hate protections. The Australian-first legislation would expand the state’s anti-vilification protections to cover sexuality, HIV status, gender, sex, and disability, as well as race and religion as […]

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Morrison Government votes down transgender workplace protections

Morrison Government votes down transgender workplace protections

Hopes of adding protections for transgender, non-binary and intersex people to Australia’s workplace protection laws have come crashing down as the government used its numbers to stop any changes going through the parliament. The senate was considering the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill that aims to bring in some of […]

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