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Journalist Shannon Molloy pressured to quit gay rights group

Journalist Shannon Molloy pressured to quit gay rights group

Journalist Shannon Molloy has quit as a director of the New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW GLRL) following a social media campaign criticising his involvement in the organisation. Molloy, who works for News Corp, has written extensively about his personal experiences of homophobia and bullying, and has authored articles supporting the Safe […]

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Prince William says he’s passionate about stopping bullying of LGBT young people

Prince William says he’s passionate about stopping bullying of LGBT young people

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has been named ‘Straight Ally of the Year’ at the British LGBT Awards. The Prince was one of several celebrities honoured at the awards. Speaking in a video to accept the award Prince William said nobody should ever been bullied about their sexuality. “In recent years I’ve become passionate […]

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Celebrities push for new version of Safe Schools anti-bullying program

Celebrities push for new version of Safe Schools anti-bullying program

A handful of Australian celebrities have launched a petition calling for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal government to implement a new version of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. In a letter to the PM and federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham, the group are suggesting a new anti-bullying program that seeks “an end to […]

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Bullied: Ian Thorpe tackles bullying on ABC

Bullied: Ian Thorpe tackles bullying on ABC

Olympic swimming star Ian Thorpe presents a confronting new two episode documentary series that investigates the effects of bullying. The first episode introduces fourteen-year-old Kelsey who faces homophobic bullying at his high school, while the second episode focuses on sixteen-year-old Chelsea who has a physical disability and is tormented by her classmates. The teens are […]

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The Greens call on the Liberal party to support safe schools

The Greens call on the Liberal party to support safe schools

The Greens have called on the Liberal Party to use tonight’s Court Hotel campaign event to announce support for same sex marriage and Safe Schools. Greens spokesperson for sexuality and gender identity Lynn MacLaren MLC has called on Premier Colin Barnett and the Liberal Party to use their campaign event at The Court Hotel to […]

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ReachOut survey shows 1/4 of school students face bullying

Results of a new survey released by youth mental health organisation ReachOut show that almost one in four young people have been bullied in the past 12 months. The organisation gathered information from 1000 Australians between the ages of 14-25, with 500 male and 500 female-identifying participants from regional and metropolitan areas. 22.9% of respondents […]

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At the Golden Globes Meryl Streep calls out bullying

At the Golden Globes Meryl Streep calls out bullying

Actress Meryl Streep has used her acceptance speech for the Golden Globes’ Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award to celebrate diversity, support the freedom of the press and call out bullying. The 67 year old actress didn’t mention any of her famous roles in her speech, taking the time to put forward her thoughts on […]

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Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Barnaby Joyce “can’t really explain” Safe Schools program

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said he struggles to explain the Safe Schools anti-bullying program to colleagues in a radio interview this morning. The Nationals’ party leader told ABC Radio this morning that while regular voters are not discussing marriage equality or the Safe Schools program with him, Safe Schools was often raised as a […]

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Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

The Salvation Army have issued a new statement revising their support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Just weeks after the organisation’s Victorian branch released a statement declaring their support for the embattled program, a new “national statement” has called on the program to be reworked. “The Salvation Army cannot unconditionally support the Safe […]

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Trolls create Facebook profiles to harass Tyrone Unsworth’s mother

Trolls create Facebook profiles to harass Tyrone Unsworth’s mother

Fake social media accounts have appeared online in the name of Tyrone Unsworth, a 13-year-old boy who took his own life last week after years of homophobic bullying. Users using Facebook profiles with images of Tyrone and his name have been commenting on messages in support of Tyrone’s family – including posts from Tyrone’s bereaved […]

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