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Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

Indonesian bill calls for LGBTI people to report for “rehabilitation”

LGBTI rights activists have expressed alarm at a bill being considered by the Indonesian parliament. The proposal calls for LGBT people to report to authorities for rehabilitation. A draft “family resilience” bill has been proposed by members of the House of Representatives of Indonesia. The draft law defines homosexuality as a deviance which poses a […]

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Switzerland says yes to discrimination protections for LGBTIQ+ people

Switzerland says yes to discrimination protections for LGBTIQ+ people

LGBTIQ+ communities in Switzerland are celebrating the success of a referendum to update anti-discrimination laws to cover discrimination on the basis of sexuality. In a public vote over the weekend, over 63% of voters marked their ballots in favour of the amendment to current laws, which previously protected citizens from discrimination on the basic of […]

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Joel Creasey cancels Bendigo appearance after threats to safety

Joel Creasey cancels Bendigo appearance after threats to safety

Perth comedian Joel Creasey has cancelled an upcoming show in Bendigo, with organisers citing homophobic threats and safety concerns. Creasey was scheduled to appear at Golden Vine Comedy in the Victorian city on November 14th, until organisers announced his cancellation on social media today. “Unfortunately, Joel has received threats if the show goes ahead, and […]

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The Australian’s ‘gender page’ has been nominated for a GLORIA

The Australian’s ‘gender page’ has been nominated for a GLORIA

The Australian newspaper’s online ‘Gender” page has been nominated for a GLORIA award. The annual awards highlight homophobic and transphobic comments and actions across Australia. The newspaper launched the new page dedicated to their coverage of gender issues, primarily transgender health treatments, at the start of the month. Also among the early nominees are former Prime […]

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Athlete Simon Dunn calls out homophobic meme using his image

Athlete Simon Dunn calls out homophobic meme using his image

Athlete Simon Dunn has called out a homophobic meme that uses his image alongside a list of ‘undesirable’ attributes in gay men. Dunn became aware of the meme after friends started tagging him on social media. It lists ‘desirable’ qualities of gay men as “acts like a normal human being”, “has a personality” and “doesn’t […]

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Anti-Defamation Commission condemns new wave of homophobic flyers

Anti-Defamation Commission condemns new wave of homophobic flyers

The Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned a new round of homophobic flyers that have reportedly been distributed in Adelaide during the first week of the federal election campaign. The flyers titled The Death of Reason have appeared several times over the last few years in Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. They have previously been traced back to Adelaide street […]

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ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) have launched the 13th edition of their flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia. Authored by Lucas Ramón Mendos, the report compiles data on laws from around the world that affect people on the basis of their sexuality – which in turn can be drawn upon as a resource […]

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Faithful tackle tough questions in Christians Like Us on SBS

Faithful tackle tough questions in Christians Like Us on SBS

A new SBS documentary will follow the lives of ten Australian Christians with a range of different beliefs as confront controversial topics of faith while living under one roof for a week. Christians Like Us follows the success of the critically acclaimed Muslims Like Us, as the ten participants discuss what makes a ‘good Christian’ and the […]

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Anti-LGBTI+ election flyers found in New South Wales

Anti-LGBTI+ flyers have been found in letterboxes around the NSW suburbs of Campsie and Hurstville instructing people not to vote for Labor in the upcoming state election. The flyers – written in English, Chinese and Arabic – warn voters not to vote for Labor “if you do not want your children to become homosexuality”, and “if […]

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WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

WA Labor accused of homophobia over Christopher Pyne post

The WA Labor party has been accused of casual homophobia after posting a video which depicts retiring Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne as Queen singer Freddie Mercury. The short video which was posted to party’s social media platforms on Saturday superimposes the retiring Defence Minister’s head on the body of the late Queen singer as he […]

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