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Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

Uniting Church WA call for legislation against LGBTQ+ conversion practices

The Uniting Church of Western Australia have released a statement calling on the McGowan Government to introduce legislation to protect LGBTQ+ people from conversion ideology. The church is urging the state government to work with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts (SOGICE) Survivors and people to faith to create legislation that would outlaw attempts […]

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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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On This Gay Day: In 1999 Senator Brian Greig delivered his first speech

Senator Brian Greig delivered his first speech On this day in 1999 Senator Brian Greig delivered his first speech in federal parliament. His speech is remembered for being the first time a senator used their inaugural speech to make a significant statement about being gay and the need for LGBTIQA+ rights to enshrined in law. […]

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Is Peter Abetz focused on federal issues rather than state politics?

Marriage equality organisation just.equal say voters in Southern River would probably be surprised to find out that their local member is spending his time campaigning against marriage equality during the state election. Peter Abetz, the incumbent Liberal MP for Southern River is a vocal campaigner against marriage equality. The MP has often spoken out about […]

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Thousands brave rain for Perth marriage equality rally

Thousands brave rain for Perth marriage equality rally

Looming storm clouds and steady rain did not deter over 5,000 people from attending the Love in Perth rally in support of marriage equality. Russell Square in Northbridge was aglow with colourful costumes, vibrant posters and hearty chanting against the dreary grey skies. GetUp and Australian Marriage Equality, who co-organised the event, announced that Perth […]

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