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Impressive line-up of speakers for Curtin’s Human Rights Conference

Impressive line-up of speakers for Curtin’s Human Rights Conference

The Ally Network, the Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education and the Curtin LGBTI Research Network are presenting the 2nd Australian Ally Network Conference that will be hosted at Curtin University in Perth on 27-28 September 2018, and the list of speakers announced for the event is looking very impressive. The major conference theme is  […]

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Waleed Aly to deliver Curtin University Human Rights Lecture

Waleed Aly to deliver Curtin University Human Rights Lecture

Writer, academic and broadcaster, Waleed Aly will deliver the annual Annual Human Rights Lecture at Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education. Last year the inaugural speech was delivered by Professor Gillian Triggs of the Australian Human Rights Commission. While best known for his Gold Logie winning role on Chanel Ten’s nightly news program The Project, Waleed has […]

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Tasmanians call on Malcolm Turnbull to speak out on Chechnya

Tasmanians call on Malcolm Turnbull to speak out on Chechnya

Tasmanian human rights advocates are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to speak out against the detention and torture of gay and bisexual men in Russia’s Chechen Republic. Last night community members gathered in Hobart for a candlelight vigil for those who have been detained, tortured and reportedly killed in the Muslim region of Russia. […]

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“They want to exterminate us.” says Chechen gay man

“They want to exterminate us.” says Chechen gay man

Chechen men who are in hiding after being allegedly detained by authorities have spoken out about their ordeal. A Chechen man named Ruslan* has spoken to the BBC about his recent experiences in the Chechen Republic, an autonomous region of Russia. The man said he had been questioned by authorities in his home, and then […]

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President Trump revokes transgender bathroom guidelines

President Trump revokes transgender bathroom guidelines

US President Donald Trump has revoked guidelines implemented by former President Barrack Obama that ordered schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their chosen gender identity. In May 2016 President Obama told schools that transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom of their chosen gender and threatened to hold back […]

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New attempts to stop the UN’s LGBT expert

New attempts to stop the UN’s LGBT expert

The United Nation’s special expert charged with the task of investigating human rights abuses of LGBT people around the globe will face a new challenge to his appointment on Monday. In September The United Nation’s  Human Rights Council appointed international law professor Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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Montenegro stages gay pride parade

Montenegro stages gay pride parade

Dozens of people have participated in a gay pride event in highly conservative Montenegro. The government has promised to introduce legislation that will recognise same sex relationships. Over recent years Montenegro has slowly been improving conditions for LGBT citizens. The move has been prompted by the country’s desire to join the European Union. Hundreds of […]

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So Loquacious: Misty Farquhar joins us to look over recent news

So Loquacious: Misty Farquhar joins us to look over recent news

Researcher and human rights advocate Misty Farquhar joined Graeme Watson and Leigh Hill for the latest installment of our podcast So Loquacious. The discussion covered LGBTIQ rights around the globe including recent developments in Indonesia, bi-erasure by the queer rest of the LGTIQ community, the recent international gay and lesbian conference in Thailand, and the […]

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Tim Wilson pays tribute to Tyrone Unsworth in parliament

Out Liberal MP Tim Wilson has spoken in parliament on the effects of bullying following the tragic death of 13-year-old Tyrone Unsworth in Queensland last week. The former Human Rights Commissioner and current member for Goldstein rose in the Lower House yesterday to acknowledge that Australian kids are bullied every day. “I can’t speak with authority […]

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School suggests trans students should wear identifying armbands

School suggests trans students should wear identifying armbands

A school student is the USA has filed a lawsuit against his High School over a series of civil rights violations, among the suggestions from his school is a proposal that trans students wear green armbands so staff can check they are using the approved bathroom. Sixteen year old Ash Whitaker from Wisconsin USA made […]

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