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The Amsterdam Dress arrives in Sydney ahead of World Pride

The Amsterdam Dress arrives in Sydney ahead of World Pride

The Amsterdam Dress, a monumental artwork that highlights countries where gay people still face imprisonment, torture and death has made its way to Australia for the first time. Created in The Netherlands by artists Mattijs van Bergen, Arnout van Krimpen, Jochem Kaan and Oeri van Woezik, the dress is made from the national flags of the […]

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Vietnam tells health workers to stop treating homosexuality as an illness

Vietnam tells health workers to stop treating homosexuality as an illness

Vietnam’s health authorities have issued a directive to doctors and health professionals across the country instructing them to stop treating homosexuality as an illness. The move has been seen as a major progression for LGBTIQA+ rights in the country. The directive told health workers that they should treat LGBTQ+ people with respect and ensure they […]

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Singapore announces it will end colonial era gay sex ban

Singapore announces it will end colonial era gay sex ban

Singapore will end its ban of gay sex following years of debate of gay rights in the conservative nation. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the decision on national television on Sunday. Previously the government had indicated it would no longer prosecute people under the laws which could be traced back the country’s time as a […]

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Human Rights Watch highlight LGBT discrimination in Malaysia

Human Rights Watch highlight LGBT discrimination in Malaysia

Human Rights Watch have releases a new report saying persistent Malaysian government-sponsored discrimination threatens the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. The 71-page report, “‘I Don’t Want to Change Myself’: Anti-LGBT Conversion Practices, Discrimination, and Violence in Malaysia,” claims that government officials have fostered a hostile climate in which LGBT and gender diverse […]

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‘Still Me, Still Human’ is the theme for Wear It Purple Day 2022

‘Still Me, Still Human’ is the theme for Wear It Purple Day 2022

Wear It Purple Day have announced that the theme for their 2022 events will be “Still Me, Still Human”. Thousands of schools, community organisations, universities and workplaces will hold events across Australia on Friday 26th August for for Wear It Purple Day. As a day of significance for many Australians, it focuses on LGBTQIA+ youth […]

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Russia proposes extending ‘gay propaganda’ ban to adults

Russia proposes extending ‘gay propaganda’ ban to adults

Russian lawmakers have proposed extending the country’s laws that prohibit the promotion of ‘non-traditional’ sexual relationships to children. It is proposed that the so-called ban on ‘gay propaganda’ be extended to include adults as well. The current laws, which were introduced in 2013, stop any mention of gay and lesbian relationships, or transgender people, in […]

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Court strikes down laws criminalising gay sex in Antigua and Barbuda

Court strikes down laws criminalising gay sex in Antigua and Barbuda

A Caribbean court has ruled that laws outlawing gay sex in Antigua and Barbuda are unconstitutional. The East Caribbean Supreme Court ruled last week that “the selection of an intimate partner is a private and personal choice” and the twin-island nation’s 1995 Sexual Offenses Act “offends the right to liberty, protection of the law, freedom […]

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South Australian authorities put an intersex woman in male prison

South Australian authorities put an intersex woman in male prison

A tribunal in South Australia has heard that authorities put an intersex woman in a male prison, despite a judge asking that she be housed in the women’s facility. The woman has lodged a discrimination complaint against the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) saying that they broke […]

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New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

Pink Dot SG and Virtue APAC have partnered to launch an artistic collaboration project to turn messages of support into art pieces and drive conversations around LGBTQIA+ issues well beyond Pride month. Singapore’s annual gathering in support of LGBTQIA+ law reform drew thousands of people to Hong Lim Park earlier this month. Supporters of the […]

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Poll find support for Singapore’s anti-gay laws is falling

Poll find support for Singapore’s anti-gay laws is falling

A poll conducted in Singapore has shown that support for the country’s colonial era laws that outlaw homosexuality has dropped in recent years. Less than half of those surveyed said they supported the criminalisation of homosexuality, revealing a shift in attitudes in the conservative country. The poll conducted by Ipsos asked 500 Singaporeans for their […]

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