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Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance cancels Pride lights

Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance cancels Pride lights

Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance has called off plans to illuminate the war memorial in the colours of the Pride flag. The plan to light up the building was to coincide with the opening of an exhibition inside the Shrine which celebrates the service of LGBTIQA+ service personnel. However due to threats of violence and abusive […]

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Shorten bans gender inclusive language after complaint from Sall Grover

Shorten bans gender inclusive language after complaint from Sall Grover

Bill Shorten, the Minister for NDIS and Government Services, has announced that the government will remove gender inclusive language from Medicare forms following a complaint from Giggle CEO Sall Grover. Grover, who runs a social media app that has a policy of excluding transgender women, shared her concerns about a form she was recently asked […]

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Katherine Deves asked to run for senate spot by senior Liberals

Katherine Deves asked to run for senate spot by senior Liberals

Katherine Deves has confirmed that senior Liberal party members have encouraged her to run for a spot in the senate at the next federal election. Deves was selected by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the party’s candidate for the Sydney seat of Warringah at the last election. She failed to attract enough votes to […]

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Katherine Deves campaign to enter parliament fails

Katherine Deves campaign to enter parliament fails

Katherine Deves, the biological sex rights campaigner who hoped to enter the Australian parliament as the Liberal party’s candidate for the Sydney seat of Warringah, has suffered a crushing defeat to incumbent independent Zali Steggall. Political analysts have called the seat as a win to Steggall as the trend on counting showed the independent member […]

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Simon Birmingham says Zali Steggall win sends a message to the Liberals

Simon Birmingham says Zali Steggall win sends a message to the Liberals

Senior Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham has described the success of Warringah member Zali Steggall as sending an important message to the Liberal party about Australian values. As the ABC’s election expert Anthony Green called the seat in favour of Steggall, with the incumbent predicted to significantly increase her margin, Senator Birmingham conceded the Liberals had […]

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Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

LGBTQIA+ advocates and medical professionals are standing up for trans lives and healthcare after misinformation shared by the Prime Minister this morning. Representatives from advocacy group Transcend Australia, the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) and Equality Australia are setting out to set the record straight. This morning, Scott Morrison said he is standing […]

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Scott Morrison falsely claims “young adolescents” are having trans surgery

Scott Morrison falsely claims “young adolescents” are having trans surgery

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he’s still standing by Katherine Deves as his candidate in Warringah despite her walk-back of her apology over her comments about transgender youth. The PM then went on to falsely claim that young adolescents are undergoing gender confirmation surgery. Yesterday Katherine Deves spoke to Sky News where she walked […]

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Katherine Deves says “mutilated” was the “correct terminology”

Katherine Deves says “mutilated” was the “correct terminology”

Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves has walked back her apology over social media posts she made about transgender youth, saying “mutilated” was the correct terminology to describe them from a “medico-legal” perspective. Sky News host Chris Kenny was frustrated that the Liberal party kept blocking Deves from appearing in mainstream media, he headed out […]

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Katherine Deves ushered out of Liberal party function

Katherine Deves ushered out of Liberal party function

Katherine Deves, the Liberal candidate for Warringah, was ushered out of a Liberal party function on Sunday as she refused to answer questions from the media. The controversial candidate who has campaigned to prevent transgender women and girls from participating in sport said she still had the backing of her party before being whisked away […]

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Polling shows Liberal support for Deves may cost them other seats

Polling shows Liberal support for Deves may cost them other seats

New polling commissioned by Equality Australia has shown that the Liberal party’s support for embattled Warringah candidate Katherine Deves may have had a negative effect on other seats the government is hoping to hold on to at the federal election. The selection of ‘Save Women’s Sport’ candidate Deves has caused a furor over her long […]

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