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Telstra back flips and actively supports marriage equality again

Telstra back flips and actively supports marriage equality again

Telstra CEO Andrew Penn has published a statement announcing the telecommunications company has returned to actively supporting marriage equality. “Telstra supports marriage equality. Last week we advised that out of respect for the individual our view had been that we would not add further to the debate on marriage equality ahead of a┬áplebiscite or parliamentary […]

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Major LGBTI business groups call for Telstra boycott

Major LGBTI business groups call for Telstra boycott

Three of Australia’s queer business associations have released a statement calling for the LGBTI community to withdraw business from Telstra. The call comes as Telstra rescinded public support for Australian Marriage Equality, reportedly due to pressure from the Catholic Church. Brisbane Gay and Lesbian Business Network (GLBN), Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise […]

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Telstra CEO addresses decision to reduce support for marriage equality

Telstra CEO Andrew Penn has released a statement addressing yesterday’s announcement that the telco would no longer publicly support Australian Marriage Equality. Telstra faced a wave of online backlash from the LGBTIQ community and allies, condemning the organisation for capitulating to pressure from the Catholic Church to withdraw support. Penn’s statement reinforced the company’s official […]

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