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Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Could online intervention tools help reduce new cases of HIV?

Researchers in the USA have tackled the challenge of new infections of HIV among young gay and bisexual men by focussing on their behaviour on mobile phone dating apps. In 2016 in the USA gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men accounted for the large majority of new cases of HIV. Sixty […]

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Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

An national fellowship of Christian Schools are asking for no changes to be made to legal exemptions that allow faith-based schools to discriminate based on sexuality, following the removal of a gay teacher from a Perth college. The West Australian have reported that Christian Schools Australia have written to Attorney General John Quigley and Education Minister […]

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Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

WA Labor have endorsed a policy to protect LGBTI students at the party’s state conference. A new clause outlining the party’s commitment to anti-bullying programs was added to WA Labor’s education policy. Andy Skinner, the President of Rainbow Labor, told the conference that young LGBTI people needed support programs that stopped bullying on the basis […]

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Tens of thousands of Perth homes sent anti-LGBTI flyers ahead of election

Tens of thousands of Perth homes sent anti-LGBTI flyers ahead of election

Tens of thousands of Perth homes have been sent flyers campaigning against the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. The flyers claim that the program is delivered to young children, “encourages” boys and girls to use the each others bathroom and warns voters to think carefully before voting for any of the political parties that support […]

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A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

A Conversation About HIV: Stigma, Sex and Education

“In the last 10 years, we’ve known we’re not dying. Does the community know we’re not dying?” As World AIDS Day was marked around the world for another year, the LGBTI and wider communities are called to look at the great strides and great losses the world has seen with regards to HIV and AIDS. […]

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Texas Senator proposes law forcing schools to out LGBT kids

Texas Senator proposes law forcing schools to out LGBT kids

Texas lawmaker and member of the Tea Party movement, Senator Konni Burton, has submitted a bill proposing that all public school employees must tell parents if their children identify as LGBT. The bill, known as Senate Bill 242, could see public school staff punished if they fail to inform parents of their child’s gender identity […]

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Salvation Army supports Safe Schools program

Salvation Army supports Safe Schools program

The Salvation Army have declared their support for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. Major Dr Geoff Webb from the Salvation Army said his organisation had reviewed the programs materials and found that they were consistent with the aims of the program. “Our social policy unit has reviewed the official teaching resources provided by the Safe […]

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People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with higher educational outcomes better at adhering to HIV treatment

People with HIV who have lower educational attainment have poorer outcomes after starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) a new study has shown. The results come from a large European cohort collaboration published in the online edition of AIDS. The study found that rates of mortality and AIDS decreased with increasing education level. The study also […]

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Watch Murdoch University’s Symposium on Human Rights

Watch Murdoch University’s Symposium on Human Rights

On 16 May 2016, Murdoch University welcomed over 200 guests to a symposium focusing on ‘Promoting Human Rights in Educational Communities for People of Diverse Genders and Sexualities’. Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby was the keynote speaker at the event, which was followed by a panel discussion hosted by journalist Victoria Laurie from The […]

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California will now teach LGBT history in grade schools and high schools

California will now teach LGBT history in grade schools and high schools

California’s State Board of Education has unanimously passed changes to their curriculum to include LGBTIQ+ history in public schools in accordance with state law. The law, passed five years ago, ensured people with disabilities and queer Americans were listed as groups whose contributions to society must be taught and printed in textbooks for students from […]

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