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Equality Tasmania release election survey results ahead of Saturday’s poll

Equality Tasmania release election survey results ahead of Saturday’s poll

Tasmanian will go to the polls on Saturday with Premier Peter Gutwein hoping he can lead the Liberals to a third term in government, while Labor leader Rebecca White has mounted a strong challenge that political analysts suggest could deliver a close result, and potentially victory. Equality Tasmania has released the results of its 2021 […]

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Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have teamed up with their national peers at Equality Australia to examine the results of their community survey ahead of this weekend’s election. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better when dealing with LGBTQIA+ people, but police, aged care and education topped the […]

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Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and shut down questions about a candidates history of supporting anti-LGBTI views for the second time during the election campaign. It’s been revealed by Nine News that the Liberal candidate for Jandakot, Mihael McCoy, is a senior figure in the Kings Chapel Church. The church was founded by […]

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Conversion, hate speech and law reform top priorities in election survey

Conversion, hate speech and law reform top priorities in election survey

National LGBTQIA+ advocacy group just.equal have released results of their recent survey ahead of the state election here in Western Australia. Respondents to the survey have ranked tackling conversion practices, anti-vilification protections and law reform to improve the lives of trans, gender diverse and intersex folks as their top concerns. Removing special religious exemptions for […]

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just.equal launches new survey to push McGowan on law reform

just.equal launches new survey to push McGowan on law reform

LGBTIQ advocacy group, just.equal, has urged LGBTIQ West Australians to respond to a short, new survey about their law reform priorities for the next term of Government. WA Spokesperson for just.equal, Brian Greig, said the survey aims to increase pressure on Premier Mark McGowan to commit to LGBTIQ law reform before the 13 March election. […]

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Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and stopped Victoria Park candidate Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about her views on homosexuality. At a media call this morning Channel Nine reporter Jacqueline Robson asked Markham about her husband’s publicly shared views on homosexuality, but before she could respond the leader stepped in and stopped her […]

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Candidate for Ballarat council pledges not to fund LGBTI events

Candidate for Ballarat council pledges not to fund LGBTI events

A candidate running in the upcoming Ballarat local government elections has pledged not to fund LGBTI or multicultural events because they are not of benefit to the whole community. Susan Jakobi is running as an independent, but she has a long association with the Australia First party and has stood for office on multiple occasions […]

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Concerns over Liberal Eden-Monaro candidate’s anti-LGBTIQ+ past

Concerns over Liberal Eden-Monaro candidate’s anti-LGBTIQ+ past

The Liberal Party candidate in the upcoming by-election for the New South Wales seat of Eden-Monaro has raised concerns over her past of campaigning against LGBTIQ+ communities, as well as her stance on climate change. The Guardian has highlighted that Fiona Kotvojs, who will be up against Labor’s Kristy McBain in Saturday’s election, was part of […]

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Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

Mike Bloomberg caught on camera calling trans people “it”

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is a late entry into the race to become the Democratic nominee for President of the USA, and his campaign is fighting to gain the support of LGBTI voters after comments where Bloomberg spoke disparagingly about transgender surfaced. The video shows Bloomberg speaking at a 2019 event where he refers […]

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Donald Trump says he’d vote for a gay candidate to be President

Donald Trump says he’d vote for a gay candidate to be President

US President Donald Trump has said he’d have no problem voting for a gay candidate running to be President. President Trump made the comments in a friendly interview with close friend Geraldo Rivera. The president appeared on the former talk show host’s Roadkill with Geraldo podcast. Trump was asked if Americans would vote for a gay man […]

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