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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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Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Coalition are set to form majority government with at least 76 seats

Returning Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the coalition have won 75 of the 76 seats needed to form a majority government in the House of Representatives. Final counts of marginal seats are still showing major support for the coalition on a two-party preferred basis, with the government looking to win 75 to 76 seats and […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

PM Scott Morrison calls federal election for Saturday 18th May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for Saturday 18th of May kicking off a five week campaign. The PM visited the Governor General this morning and soon afterwards appeared at Parliament House to lay out his pitch to the Australian people on why the government should be returned for a third term. […]

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Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand elects first transgender MP to federal parliament

Thailand have elected their first transgender Member of Parliament over the weekend, with voters taking to the polls at the nation’s first election since a military coup took down the government in 2014. The Future Forward Party’s Tanwarin Sukkhapisit is a transgender filmmaker who also identifies as bisexual. Speaking to media ahead of the election, […]

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