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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia has announced a panel of federal politicians who will be exploring Australian LGBTIQ+ health policy at the upcoming Health In Difference and LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conferences. The panel will include WA’s Senator Louise Pratt (ALP), Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, and New South Wales’ Senator Andrew Bragg (Liberal), and […]

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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

Amanda Stoker goes on media blitz following criticism

On Tuesday Senator Amanda Stoker hit back at critics of her appointment as Assistant Minister for Women, spending the day in radio, TV and print media interviews. The Queensland senator said criticism from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, and actor Magda Szubanski was misplaced. Senator Stoker said she had a long history of defending […]

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‘The Color Purple’ actor Seyi Omooba ordered to pay over £300,000

‘The Color Purple’ actor Seyi Omooba ordered to pay over £300,000

British actor Seyi Omooba has been ordered to pay over £300,000 of court costs after losing her discrimination claim against a British theatre and her own talent agent. Seyi Omooba was cast in a 2019 production of The Color Purple at Leicester’s Curve Theatre. After it was announced Omooba would be taking of the role of Celie […]

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Police arrest 26-year-old man in relation to Gosnells bashings

Police arrest 26-year-old man in relation to Gosnells bashings

Update: 03-04-21 20:45 Police have charged a 26-year-old man in relation to the bashing offences. Tyler Dean Borinelli appeared in Northbridge’s Magistrate’s Court today charged with two counts of intent to cause grievous bodily harm, as reported in The West Australian. His arrest follows reports of two men being lured to a Gosnells building site […]

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Joe Biden issues a Presidential Proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility

Joe Biden issues a Presidential Proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility

President Joe Biden has become the first US President to issue an official presidential proclamation on Trans Day of Visibility. In his official statement posted to the White House website President Biden acknowledged that many transgender and non-binary activists had fought for recognition over many decades. “Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of struggle, […]

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Perth’s Council House to be lit up for Trans Day of Visibility

Perth’s Council House to be lit up for Trans Day of Visibility

The City of Perth is showing it’s support for Transgender Day of Visibility, and to visually show support, the trans and gender diverse flag will fly outside of Council House and tonight the building will be lit up in the colours of the flag – blue, white and pink. CEO of the City of Perth […]

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Senator Amanda Stoker rules out switch to the House of Representatives

Senator Amanda Stoker rules out switch to the House of Representatives

Senator Amanda Stoker has ruled out a switch to the lower house. Yesterday the Queensland senator killed off speculation that she would seek pre-selection for the seat of Bowman, where disgraced MP Andrew Laming is retiring at the next election. “I can can confirm that I am seeking pre-selection to represent the Liberal National Party […]

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Community seek #JusticeForMhelody as 22-month sentence delivered

Community seek #JusticeForMhelody as 22-month sentence delivered

  Warning: This article contains mentions of violence against trans women. A collection of peak bodies, trans advocates, LGBTQIA+ advocacy organisations and allies have released a joint statement calling for an appeal in the case of the death of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno. This week, 33-year-old Rian Ross Toyer was brought back before the […]

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