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BBC commit to more LGBTI+ characters in new diversity reforms

BBC commit to more LGBTI+ characters in new diversity reforms

British national broadcaster BBC have revealed they will ensure more LGBTI+ characters are represented on their channel as part of new diversity reforms. The announcement comes after a recent internal survey of 300 LGBTI staff, which found that many employees considered the broadcaster to be promoting ‘heteronormative culture.’ The survey also revealed that 11% of […]

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Celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community and Wear It Purple this Friday

Celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community and Wear It Purple this Friday

Each August since 2010, people have been donning their best purple digs in workplaces, schools, clubs and more to show their support for the LGBTIQ+ community. Wear It Purple Day falls on the last Friday in August, celebrating diversity and inclusion anywhere people gather for regular activities. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrate’, encouraging people to […]

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Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

Victorian government announces overhaul of Safe Schools program

The Victorian government has informed LaTrobe University that it’ll be moving the Safe Schools Coalition program to the state’s Department of Education, severing the university’s contract six months early. The move comes after the Andrews government faced pressure from conservative politicians, family groups and religious lobbyists about the program and it’s controversial co-founder Roz Ward. […]

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Andrews announces new bill to support trans & non-binary Victorians

Andrews announces new bill to support trans & non-binary Victorians

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has continued to honour his party’s election commitment to support the LGBTIQ+ community, revealing a new bill that will help transgender, intersex and non-binary people obtain correct birth certificates more easily. The bill, known as the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016’, will reform the current legislation to allow […]

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Australian LGBT Awards Launched

Australian LGBT Awards Launched

A new series of awards for LGBTI people have been launched. The new LGBT Australia Awards aim to help Australia effect change on LGBTI Equality Laws, which currently lag behind many other developed nations when it comes to these key areas of human rights. The event will be showcase and celebrate the best Australian LGBTI talent […]

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Mattel feature young boy in new Barbie ad

Mattel feature young boy in new Barbie ad

US toy giant’s Mattel have bucked traditional gender roles in their latest Barbie campaign, featuring a young boy playing with the iconic doll. The new campaign for Moschino Barbie shows the little tyke hanging with two girls, declaring “Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” Moschino head Jeremy Scott said he wanted the doll to bring Moschino […]

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SURVEY: Young and Well CRC – Developing Inclusive Educational Communities

SURVEY: Young and Well CRC – Developing Inclusive Educational Communities

The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre are looking for participants between the ages of 18 and 26 to take part in a survey. The survey aims to support equitable engagement for students in educational communities, with a focus on human rights and gender and sexual minorities. Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Wendy Cumming-Potvin, says the […]

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‘Love Has No Labels’ Campaign Celebrates Diversity

‘Love Has No Labels’ Campaign Celebrates Diversity

The Ad Council has released a video celebrating love in various forms. People stand behind a screen and kiss and appear to the crowd as skeletons, revealing their identities only when they walk in front of the screen, and a message appears beside them. The video is part of a campaign entitled ‘Love Has No […]

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