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IDAHOBIT 2022: Allyship with & within the LGBTQIA+ community

IDAHOBIT 2022: Allyship with & within the LGBTQIA+ community

May 17 marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), an opportunity for all to speak out on discrimination against LGBTQIA+ communities. The team at Connection and Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) will once again be honouring the occasion with a special event bringing together LGBTQIA+ folks and allies to learn more and share experiences […]

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On This Gay Day: George Duncan is murdered in Adelaide

10th May 1972: Academic George Duncan is murdered in Adelaide  Dr George Duncan was a law academic at Adelaide University, in 1972 he was attacked and thrown into the River Torrens, where he drowned. The public outrage over his death lead to the push for the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and in 1975 South Australia became […]

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K-Pop star Holland called “dirty gay” and attacked over his sexuality

K-Pop star Holland called “dirty gay” and attacked over his sexuality

K-pop star Holland has shared that he was attacked in the street over his sexuality, leaving him with a scrape across his face. Holland is one of the few out and proud Korean pop stars. The conservative country has few celebrities who have publicly shared they are same-sex attracted, and the local queer scene largely […]

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Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ advocates say Tasmania will be the biggest loser if the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill is re-introduced and have called on the Prime Minister to show what policies he has that will reduce levels of discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people and the mental ill-health discrimination leads to. The call comes after Scott Morrison’s commitment […]

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Calls for PM to adopt ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill as government policy

Calls for PM to adopt ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill as government policy

Conservative lobby group Family Voice Australia has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to adopt Senator Claire Chandler’s ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill as official government policy ahead of the federal election. The private member’s bill from Senator Chandler calls for the anti-discrimination laws to be amended to allow sporting groups to discriminate against transgender women […]

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Liberals endorse Katherine Deves as candidate for Warringah

Liberals endorse Katherine Deves as candidate for Warringah

Katherine Deves, the founder of Save Women’s Sport has been endorsed by the Liberal party to be their candidate for the New South Wales seat of Warringah at the federal election. Deves is among nine candidates announced today by the party. Preselection in the New South Wales division was taken over by a three person […]

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Just.Equal have questions for Labor’s Mark Dreyfus

Just.Equal have questions for Labor’s Mark Dreyfus

Rights organisation Just.Equal Australia has written to Labor’s Shadow Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, asking him to clarify Opposition policy on LGBTQ+ teachers in faith-based schools. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said Labor’s stance during the Religious Discrimination Bill debate was at times vague, contradictory and discriminatory. “Labor made it clear it would protect LGBTQ+ students, however, its […]

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Citipointe warns teachers about expressing homosexuality

Citipointe warns teachers about expressing homosexuality

Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College is back in the news after it was revealed the school has introduced new employment contracts for teachers that warns them against being openly homosexual, having non-monogamous relationships or conducting intimate acts outside of marriage. The school says the wording of it’s staff contracts is now under review, but the move […]

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Liberal VP Teena McQueen wants more laws against transgender people

Liberal VP Teena McQueen wants more laws against transgender people

Liberal party Vice-President Teena McQueen has declared she’s a supporter of Senator Claire Chandler’s bill, but also wants more legislation to be introduced to restrict transgender people. Earlier this week Prime Minister Scott Morrison publicly endorsed a private member’s bill from Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler. Dubbed the ‘Save Women’s Sport’ bill, it would allow sporting […]

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Flint voices her support for Chandler Bill saying it should cover children

Flint voices her support for Chandler Bill saying it should cover children

Retiring South Australian Liberal MP Nicole Flint has voiced her support for Senator Claire Chandler’s bill that would amend the Sex Discrimination Act so that sporting groups would be able to discriminate against transgender girls and women. Writing an opinion piece in The Australian, Flint said that is was clear that both men and young […]

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