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On This Gay Day: How The West Australian described us in 1989

Why The West apology is 32 years late OPINION: Brian Greig In 1989, the West Australian government tried to decriminalise homosexuality. It had been 100 years since Oscar Wilde had been jailed under similar laws in the UK, but the imported anti-sodomy statutes from colonial times lived on here. All consenting sex between males was […]

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Court strikes down laws criminalising gay sex in Antigua and Barbuda

Court strikes down laws criminalising gay sex in Antigua and Barbuda

A Caribbean court has ruled that laws outlawing gay sex in Antigua and Barbuda are unconstitutional. The East Caribbean Supreme Court ruled last week that “the selection of an intimate partner is a private and personal choice” and the twin-island nation’s 1995 Sexual Offenses Act “offends the right to liberty, protection of the law, freedom […]

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On This Gay Day: George Duncan is murdered in Adelaide

10th May 1972: Academic George Duncan is murdered in Adelaide¬† Dr George Duncan was a law academic at Adelaide University, in 1972 he was attacked and thrown into the River Torrens, where he drowned. The public outrage over his death lead to the push for the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and in 1975 South Australia became […]

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Australia’s man in Ghana reportedly recalled over support for LGBTI people

Australia’s man in Ghana reportedly recalled over support for LGBTI people

Australia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, is ending his time in the role and returning to Australia. Local media are reporting his recall is due to his support for LGBTI people in the West African nation. Andrews departure was announced on the Embassy’s Facebook page with a message saying Andrews and his family would […]

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Outrage as Spanish teen is diagnosed with “homosexuality”

An LGBTIQA+ rights group in Spain is demanding answers, and an apology, from a local hospital after a teenage girl had “homosexuality” included on her diagnosis. The 19-year-old was a patient at the Reina Sofia Hospital in the Mucia where she was being examined for a menstrual condition. After her examination was completed she was […]

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Senator Matt Canavan on homosexuality, corporate Australia and China

Senator Matt Canavan on homosexuality, corporate Australia and China

Nationals senator Matt Canavan has called on corporate Australia to stand up to communist China, support the defence of Australia, and put patriotism over profits, and he says companies should be more vocal on the issue because they previously stood up for marriage equality. Senator Canavan says Australia’s business leaders need to spend less time […]

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LGBTIQ+ Ugandans bring legal fight to authorities after alleged torture

LGBTIQ+ Ugandans bring legal fight to authorities after alleged torture

A group of LGBTIQ+ Ugandans have come together to take legal action against those in power, alleging they were tortured after being arrested during COVID-19 lockdown. The Guardian has reported that a group of four trans women, two bisexual men and 14 gay men near capital city Kampala were held in custody for over 50 […]

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30 years ago the debate about homosexuality was in full swing

30 years ago the debate about homosexuality was in full swing

Today thousands of people will march through the street of Northbridge celebrating the LGBTIQ+ community, it’s the thirtieth anniversary of the protests that lead to the formation of Pride WA. The group was founded three decades ago following the historic removal of the laws that criminalised sodomy in Western Australia, essentially seen as a ban […]

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Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court has allowed a gay man to legally adopt the son he and his partner had via a surrogate. Its a landmark ruling in the conservative country where same-sex activity is still illegal. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling that said the man could not formally adopt the child because they were born […]

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Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

The Catholic Archbishop of Singapore has shared his views on the push to decrimalise homosexuality arguing that it should remain illegal because it will lead to gay people wanting to marry and adopt children. William Goh published a pastoral letter to Singapore’s Catholic community outlining the Catholic church’s opposition to the laws changing. There has […]

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