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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

‘Neighbours’ tease upcoming gay wedding episode

Neighbours have released a short teaser for the long-running soap opera’s first gay wedding, set to air next month. Characters Aaron Brennan (Matt Wilson) and David Tanaka (Takaya Honda) will exchange vows after their engagement earlier this year. Honda says it’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the moment in Australian television history. […]

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Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has described supporters of marriage equality and the most intolerant people during last year’s marriage postal survey debate. Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night Senator Abetz answered a question from an audience member who cited the clash between the YES and NO camps on the grounds of Sydney University as […]

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Australian Marriage Equality: The marriage equality fight isn’t over yet

Australian Marriage Equality: The marriage equality fight isn’t over yet

Australians may have voiced their support for marriage equality during last year’s postal survey on the issue, and politicians may have changed the laws on a federal level, but for many transgender Australians who were already married barriers still remain. Australian Marriage Equality has just launched a new campaign encouraging state governments to change laws […]

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Together: Pride WA reveal 2018 PrideFEST theme

Pride WA have announced the theme of the 2018 celebrations, and are calling for applications for those who wish to host an event at this year’s festival. In 2018, ‘Together’ will be the over-arching message of the month-long celebrations, culminating in the fabulous annual parade on Saturday November 24th. Each year, the festival’s theme serves […]

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Senator Janet Rice donates her knitting to the Gay and Lesbian Archives

Senator Janet Rice donates her knitting to the Gay and Lesbian Archives

Who could forget the moment when Janet Rice pulled out her knitting needles in federal parliament and started making a rainbow scarf. On March 21st last year The Greens senator took a dig at Liberal MP Peter Dutton who had just days earlier told business leaders who supported marriage equality that they should “stick to […]

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Supporting both ‘I Do’ and ‘I Don’t’: Uniting Church will allow same-sex weddings

Supporting both ‘I Do’ and ‘I Don’t’: Uniting Church will allow same-sex weddings

The Uniting Church has announced it will support a diversity of views of same sex marriage, allowing ministers to decide for themselves if they wish to conduct ceremonies. The church said both views on marriage between same sex couples were equal and it recognised both sides of the discussion. Meeting for the first time since […]

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Fr Frank Brennan banned from speaking in Tasmania by church

Fr Frank Brennan banned from speaking in Tasmania by church

Sky News has reported that Father Frank Brennan has been banned from publicly speaking in Tasmania by Archbishop Julian Porteous. The Jesuit priest and scholar has reportedly been forbidden from speaking because of his view that Catholic parishioners had a right to express their opinion in last year’s postal survey on same-sex marriage. It is […]

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Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland has become the third state to remove the requirement for transgender and gender diverse people to divorce their spouse to have their gender legally affirmed. The north-eastern state will join Victoria and New South Wales whose parliaments have also made the adjustments since Canberra voted to amend the Marriage Act last year. Just four […]

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Former WA Labor Senator Joe Bullock joins Liberal Party

Former WA Labor Senator Joe Bullock joins Liberal Party

Former Western Australian Senator Joe Bullock has left the Australian Labor Party to join the Liberals. Now living in Tasmania the former senator says he has no intention of returning to parliament, but hopes to continue his political life as a member of the Tasmanian Liberal Party. The veteran Labor figure spent 39 years as […]

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