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Foster parents allegedly rejected by service over LGBTQ+ views

Foster parents allegedly rejected by service over LGBTQ+ views

The West Australian have reported that a local couple will be taking legal action against a fostering organisation who they believe has discriminated against them. In an exclusive interview with The West, Kiera and Byron Hordyk claim they were rejected by Wanslea Family Services as potential foster parents in 2017 due to their Christian beliefs, specifically that […]

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Advocates say conversion therapy bill sets worrying precedent

Advocates say conversion therapy bill sets worrying precedent

  LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the legislation banning conversion practice that was passed last week by the Queensland Government last week, saying it will be “utterly ineffective.” The Palaszczuk Government had promised to ban the cruel and unscientific practice of trying to convert LGBTIQ people. However, under pressure from anti-LGBTIQ groups, it only outlawed such […]

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Lyle Shelton vows to never apologise for comments about drag performers

Lyle Shelton vows to never apologise for comments about drag performers

Lyle Shelton has vowed to never apologise for comments he made about Queensland drag performers Queeny and Delta Good-Rim, despite being called to a conciliation process at the Queensland Human Rights Commission. Shelton, who previously lead the ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, and was formerly the leader of the Australian Christian Lobby, unsuccessfully ran for […]

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ACL says conversion therapy a ‘myth’, fights ban in South Australia

ACL says conversion therapy a ‘myth’, fights ban in South Australia

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has released a statement urging the South Australian Liberal government to reject a proposed bill that aims to ban conversion therapy practice in the state. The statement follows news that South Australia’s Labor opposition were working on a bill to outlaw conversion therapy, with support expected from The Greens, due […]

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RMIT students concerned over staff appearance at ACL forum

RMIT students concerned over staff appearance at ACL forum

Students at Victoria’s RMIT University have raised concerns over the inclusion of a faculty member on the lineup of a conversion therapy forum organised by the Australian Christian Lobby. The ACL’s upcoming Gay Conversion Therapy Forum aims to “explore the major concerns” surrounding Victoria’s proposed ban on conversion therapy practices. The lobby’s website claims that […]

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Australian Christian Lobby wants to ban pronouns on email signatures

Australian Christian Lobby wants to ban pronouns on email signatures

The Australian Christian Lobby wants all levels of government to ban the practice of stating preferred pronouns on email signatures. The religious lobby group is up in arms over news that the City of Melbourne is following in the footsteps of thousands of inclusive organisations around the world who allow staff to add a simple […]

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Tasmanian Law Reform Institute to conduct inquiry into conversion practice

Tasmanian Law Reform Institute to conduct inquiry into conversion practice

Tasmania has taken the first step towards legislation that would ban LGBTIQ+ conversion practices. The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute has announced it will conduct an inquiry into the issue. LGBTIQ equality advocates have welcomed the move, with Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, saying, “Attempts to ‘cure’ or ‘heal’ LGBTIQ people are futile and damaging, so […]

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Bree Maddox takes to the airwaves to defend Drag Story Time

Bree Maddox takes to the airwaves to defend Drag Story Time

Bree Maddox, the owner of Perth’s The Court Hotel, has taken to the airwaves to defend the City of Perth’s Drag Story Time event. 6PR’s breakfast show with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas asked listeners for their thoughts on the event being hosted by the City of Perth. The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a […]

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Australian Christian Lobby calls for Perth drag story time to be cancelled

Australian Christian Lobby calls for Perth drag story time to be cancelled

The Australian Christian Lobby is demanding the City of Perth cancel a Drag Story Time event scheduled to take place in the city’s library on 13th November. The groups Western Australian Director, Peter Abetz, said the event was designed to normalise homosexuality and “transgenderism” and targeted young children. “There is no place at a family-friendly […]

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ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

ACL pauses campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised

The Australian Christian Lobby has hit the pause button on their fundraising campaign for Israel Folau with over $2 million raised for the multi-millionaire rugby player. Folau is appealing to the public to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia who terminated his employment contract in relation to a series of social media posts […]

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