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US Democrats propose landmark LGBT ‘Equality Act’

US Democrats propose landmark LGBT ‘Equality Act’

The US Democratic party are preparing to put forward a new LGBT rights bill that would outline protections under seven different categories, including education, public accommodations and housing. The bill has been dubbed the “Equality Act,” and has been co-sponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker and Jeff Merkly. The Equality Act would see the […]

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Ugandan presidential candidate condemns homophobia

Ugandan presidential candidate condemns homophobia

Uganda is a country notorious for its hostility towards the LGBTIQ community. Numerous stories and accounts of institutionalised discrimination and violence towards queer people have framed the nation’s reputation as unsafe for LGBTIQ people. In a defiant and bold move, presidential candidate Patrick Amama Mbabazi has announced that he is “opposed to homophobia” in an […]

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Lex Watson Honoured on Queen’s Birthday

Lex Watson Honoured on Queen’s Birthday

LGBT activist Lex Watson, who passed away last month, was today honoured by being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday list. Watson was born in Perth in 1943, spent some of his formative years in Geraldton before attending the Perth Modern School and the University of Western Australia, where […]

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Advocates Celebrate 20th Anniversary of U.N. Gay Rights Ruling

Advocates Celebrate 20th Anniversary of U.N. Gay Rights Ruling

On April 11th 1994 Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group announced that the U.N. Human Rights Committee decreed that Tasmania’s laws criminalising homosexuality were a breach of international human rights standards. The decision allowed the Federal Government the power to override the laws which lead directly to their repeal in 1997. It was also the […]

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Iranian Pop Star Googoosh Promotes LGBT Rights in New Music Video

Iranian Pop Star Googoosh Promotes LGBT Rights in New Music Video

Singer Googoosh, known as Iran’s ‘queen of pop’, has released a new video that promotes gay rights. The video is for her new song ‘Behesht’ (Heaven), and features a lesbian couple whose relationship is abhorred by their family and society. It was released on the singer’s Facebook page on Valentine’s Day. Googoosh was widely popular […]

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Get Your Picture Taken for Marriage Equality

Get Your Picture Taken for Marriage Equality

  Local photographer Bree Glossop is bringing an art concept to Perth that she hopes will spread the message of equal love and LGBTI rights. Deriving from world acclaimed photographer J.R, the 24 year old will be setting up photo booths around Perth which will take portrait pictures of the local community. “Basically what him […]

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