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Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia has announced a panel of federal politicians who will be exploring Australian LGBTIQ+ health policy at the upcoming Health In Difference and LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conferences. The panel will include WA’s Senator Louise Pratt (ALP), Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, and New South Wales’ Senator Andrew Bragg (Liberal), and […]

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Australia’s 50 most inspirational LGBTIQ+ leaders announced

Australia’s 50 most inspirational LGBTIQ+ leaders announced

Australia professional services firm Deloitte have teamed up with Google Australia and Energy Australia to develop a list of who they see as the 50 best LGBTIQ+ role models and leadersĀ from across corporate Australia, the public sector, politics and the wider community. The organisations hope that by sharing the impactful stories of these LGBTI+ role […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE: Albanese says he’s committed to LGBTIQ equality

EXCLUSIVE In the wake a shock election loss, new Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been travelling the country on a ‘listening tour’ to try and gauge what are the issues Australian people are really concerned about. As the party’s new leader he’s beginning a long journey, one which he hopes will lead to a Labor […]

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Binary’s billboard attacking Drag Queen Story Time banned

Binary’s billboard attacking Drag Queen Story Time banned

A billboard opposing Labor’s support for LGBTI people has been knocked back by the Outdoor Media Association for breaching its code of ethics. Anti-transgender group Binary had submitted the advertisement as part of its election campaign. The billboard superimposes an image of Labor leader Bill Shorten over a stock image of children and American drag […]

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Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Western Australian Senator and Shadow Minister for Equality Louise Pratt has shared her thoughts on the advent of marriage equality since Australia voted Yes last year. Senator Pratt says the Liberal Government should never have put Australians in the position of having to debate and vote on the fundamental right for a consenting adult to […]

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Greens: We celebrate the ‘Yes’ vote, but we shouldn’t have had it

Greens: We celebrate the ‘Yes’ vote, but we shouldn’t have had it

The Greens have released a statement celebrating the first anniversary of the ‘Yes’ vote on marriage equality, while also condemning the harm caused to the LGBTIQ+ community by the postal survey. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice said the anniversary is a cause for celebration, but we should never have had the postal survey in […]

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Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Recently launched local business Rabble Books and Games has been a welcome addition to the Eighth Avenue shopping precinct in Maylands. Situated is the heartlands of Perth’s queer community, it has been embraced by local rainbow families who have finally been able to easily get books that show representations of different kinds of families. The […]

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Federal Labor pledge $10m for Victorian Pride Centre if elected

Federal Labor pledge $10m for Victorian Pride Centre if elected

The Australian Labor Party have pledged to invest just over $10 million into the Victorian Pride Centre, should they be elected to government. The centre is the first of its kind in Australia, and is set to house eight major Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisations including JOY 94.9, Thorne Harbour Health (FKA: Victorian AIDS Council), the Australian […]

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Senate passes motion to work towards ending conversion therapy

Senate passes motion to work towards ending conversion therapy

The Senate has passed a motion this week urging the federal government to work with states and territories to stop the practice of conversion therapy aimed at the LGBTIQ+ community. The motion put forward by Greens Senator Janet Rice calls on the Morrison government to work with other government leaders to outlaw the dangerous ‘therapies’. […]

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Labor says Morrison showed a lack of leadership on conversion therapy

Labor says Morrison showed a lack of leadership on conversion therapy

The opposition has described Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s brush off of concerns about gay conversion therapy as a failure of leadership. In a joint media release from Catherine King the Shadow Health Minister, Julie Collins, Labor’s spokesperson on Mental Health and Equality spokesperson Senator Louise Pratt (pictured) said the opposition voiced it’s support for banning […]

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