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Report identifies harm caused by conversion therapy and urges reform

Report identifies harm caused by conversion therapy and urges reform

A new report released today outlines the harm caused to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the practice of conversion therapy, and its pervasiveness in Australia’s faith communities. Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice: Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia examines the lived experience of 15 LGBT Australians who have struggled with their sexuality or […]

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Labor urged to end discrimination excemptions in faith-based schools

Labor urged to end discrimination excemptions in faith-based schools

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on the federal opposition to remove discrimination exemptions for faith-based schools in light of their recent commitment to increase funding to such institutions. The Australian Labor Party recently pledged to increase funding for religious schools by $250 million. Veteran LGBTI+ activist Rodney Croome says these schools should be held to the […]

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Turnbull accuses Shorten of trickery over marriage bill amendments

Turnbull accuses Shorten of trickery over marriage bill amendments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is supportive of some amendments being made to the marriage bill when it is debated in the House of Representatives. The bill passed the senate yesterday, but will now have to wait until the House of Representatives meet next week before being debated further. Speaking to the media this […]

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Australian Christians for Marriage Equality in launched in Sydney

Australian Christians for Marriage Equality in launched in Sydney

Australian Christians for Marriage Equality launched a public campaign today in support of the YES vote for marriage equality. Australian Christians for Marriage Equality is a national campaign bringing together churches, church organisations, ordained ministers and ordinary Christians who support civil marriage equality. The organisations national launch was held in Sydney today, but a WA branch […]

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Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same-sex attracted person of faith? A research project at Edith Cowan University is seeking participants for a study that is looking into the well-being of same-sex attracted people of faith, to obtain information regarding any possible association between religion/spirituality, self-esteem, and resilience in adolescents. Researcher Mel Jame is seeking participants over the […]

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National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

While the government ponders a potential ‘Plan B’ for address the issue of marriage equality the campaigns for and against allowing same sex couples to wed continue. Today the Equality Campaign hosted their first National Faith and Civil Marriage Equality Forum at Parliament House Canberra. The event brought together religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian […]

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What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

What’s on this week’s ‘All Things Queer’

‘All Things Queer’ RTRFM’s weekly program focussed on LGBTIQ+ issues is on air today at 11:00am. On today’s show the team have lined up a great series of interviews. Vice President of Pride WA Graham Lovelock is going to be providing some information on what’s planned for this years PrideFEST in November. Paul Van Lieshout […]

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GRAI Breakfast: Faith, LGBTI people and inclusive aged care

GRAI Breakfast: Faith, LGBTI people and inclusive aged care

GLBT Rights in Aging Inc (GRAI) are hosting an interdenominational breakfast with Reverend Olivia MacLean leading a discussion on faith and inclusive aged care in the LGBTIQ community. Rev MacLean, Head of Mission Development at Baptcare Victoria will be speaking on the organisations recently published report: ‘Safe, inclusive & person-centred care for LGBTI seniors’. Baptcare’s […]

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