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Five tips for the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ about coming out experiences

Five tips for the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ about coming out experiences

Opinion The Sydney Morning Herald has confirmed that actor Rebel Wilson’s decision to share the news that she’s in a same-sex relationship was probably triggered by their requests for her to comment on her personal life. Personally I’ve never asked someone if they wanted to ‘come out’ in print, but in the past I have helped a […]

24 hours and a crystal ball: LGBTQIA+ equality in our next parliament

OPINION: Brian Greig is a former WA senator and veteran LGBTIQ+ advocate I write this article one day before the election just to make a couple of points and predictions. There is only 24 hours to go, but I don’t believe we will have a clear result on Saturday night. It will take a few […]

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Brian Greig: What exactly has the ALP promised LGBTIQ+ people if elected?

Brian Greig: What exactly has the ALP promised LGBTIQ+ people if elected?

OPINION: Brian Greig is a local representative for Just.Equal Australia In the confusion surrounding the collapse of the Religious Discrimination Bill it was easy for political parties to misrepresent what resulted. Despite the newspaper headlines, memes on social media and judiciously worded press releases from the Opposition, things are not quite as clear as you might […]

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Rodney Croome: What is the Sydney Hindrance?

Rodney Croome: What is the Sydney Hindrance?

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate I recently wrote an article in which I referred to “the Sydney Disease” holding Australia back on LGBTIQ+ human rights. Because some people in Sydney took issue with what I wrote I appreciate this opportunity to clarify. Offense was taken by the word “disease” so I’ll […]

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It’s time for Labor to stop playing political football with LGBTIQA+ people

It’s time for Labor to stop playing political football with LGBTIQA+ people

OPINION Following Labor’s defeat at the 2019 election Anthony Albanese emerged as the new leader of the party, vowing to re-evaluate the party’s policies that had failed to get them into government. He argued that Labor had confused voters by having too many detailed policies, a hefty document that gave critics too many opportunities to […]

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Why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the Religious Discrimination Bill passes

Why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the Religious Discrimination Bill passes

OPINION: Rodney Croome AM is a long-time LGBTIQ+ advocate Tasmania has more to lose than any other state if the Federal Religious Discrimination Bill passes. That’s why I will hand back my Order of Australia if the major parties agree to pass the Bill in its current form. The Federal Bill targets Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act […]

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Opinion: Citipointe was just the ‘canary in the coalmine’

Opinion: Citipointe was just the ‘canary in the coalmine’

Opinion: Owen Marsden-Readford is an activist with Community Action for Rainbow Rights in Sydney. I went to a high school like Citipointe Christian College, it was an Anglican school under the bigoted Sydney Anglican Church. A diocese infamous for its homophobia, sexism and ban on Indigenous smoking ceremonies. Citipointe’s anti-gay, anti-trans contract was shocking, but not […]

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Bigots want the right to discriminate. We must protest to stop them.

Bigots want the right to discriminate. We must protest to stop them.

OPINION April Holcombe from  Community Action For Rainbow Rights shares her fears about the proposed Religious Discrimination bill. I remember the day, four years ago, when Australia voted overwhelmingly for a YES to equal marriage rights. The following evening, 10,000 of us marched in victory down Sydney’s Oxford Street. I remember the feeling of pride, of […]

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Why the Religious Freedom Bill should be scrapped completely

Why the Religious Freedom Bill should be scrapped completely

OPINION It’s time to shut the door on religious privilege: why the Religious Freedom Bill should be scrapped completely LGBTIQ+ Australians face the real possibility of a Religious Freedom and Discrimination Bill that is less bad than previous drafts, but still harmful. We must not accept compromise. The Bill must be scrapped so Australia can […]

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Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTQIA+ advocate. History is repeating. Ahead of the 2004 election the Howard Government sought to wedge Labor and pick up seats in Western Sydney by introducing a bill banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. It was a backlash to growing legal recognition of same-sex partners. It came straight out of […]

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