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Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph has been hit by a wave of criticism and complaints after they published a transphobic slur in a headline. The newspaper was sharing the news that actor Scarlett Johansson had decided to withdraw from the film Rub & Tug, following negative publicity around her decision to accept a part where she would portray a […]

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Press Council releases adjudication on misleading Daily Telegraph article

Press Council releases adjudication on misleading Daily Telegraph article

In early July, The Daily Telegraph ran a story that suggested that same sex attraction was a negative health factor, by placing statistics about teenage same sex attraction next to statistics about drug abuse and obesity – seemingly linking the two. At the time, the newspaper’s editor Chris Dore was adamant that the publication had […]

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Daily Telegraph denies it’s making a judgement about gay teens

The editor of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has responded to the barrage of criticism over an info-graphic that appeared to list being same-sex attracted as a health risk being faced by NSW teenagers. The newspaper’s editor Chris Dore said people had misinterpreted the info-graphic that declared that young people only had themselves to blame for their […]

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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay

Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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Rainbow Labor denounce Labor MLC’s anti-Safe Schools article

Rainbow Labor denounce Labor MLC’s anti-Safe Schools article

An opinion piece penned by NSW Labor MLC Greg Donnelly printed in today’s Daily Telegraph has been condemned by members of Rainbow Labor for it’s anti-Safe Schools position. Mr Donnelly, who has spoken against LGBT equality many times during his tenure in NSW parliament, wrote that his opposition to the Safe Schools program is “absolute”. […]

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Miranda Devine: marriage equality campaign is “totalitarian tolerance”

News Corp columnist Miranda Devine has described the push for marriage equality as “totalitarian tolerance”. The conservative columnist seized a comment from QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce in an interview with the LGBT magazine Star Observer. Mr Joyce had commented that if people who were opposed to marriage equality wanted to boycott businesses that support the […]

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Protesters install rainbow road outside Daily Telegraph offices

Protesters install rainbow road outside Daily Telegraph offices

Protesters in Sydney have rallied outside the offices of the Daily Telegraph in response to last week’s controversial ‘Gayby Baby’ cover spread. An organisation known as Community Action Against Homophobes sent a call to arms through Facebook urging concerned citizens to congregate outside of the offices of the Murdoch-owned newspaper. Protestors took to the streets, […]

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NSW cinema offer cheap screenings of Gayby Baby in response to ban

NSW cinema offer cheap screenings of Gayby Baby in response to ban

In the wake of furore over the NSW Government’s decision to ban a local high school from screening same-sex parenting documentary ‘Gayby Baby’, a local cinema is offering discount tickets to students who wish to see the film. NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli instructed Burwood Girls High School not to screen the documentary directed by […]

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