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Police watchdog calls for witnesses to Hares and Hyenas raid

Police watchdog calls for witnesses to Hares and Hyenas raid

IBAC, Victoria’s independent police oversight body, is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed an incident near Hares & Hyenas Bookshop on Johnston Street Fitzroy shortly after 2am on Saturday 11 May 2019 to contact them. Victorian police stormed into the residential apartment attached to the bookshop and in the commotion that followed one of […]

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Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Transgender activist Georgie Stone has been named as the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game hosted by St Kilda Football Club. This year’s match follows the theme ‘I’ll Stand By You’, aimed at promoting the importance of family and support networks in the LGBTIQ community. Stone, who is 2018’s Young Victorian of the […]

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Take a look at Melbourne’s massive marriage equality rally

Take a look at Melbourne’s massive marriage equality rally

Melbourne showed its support for marriage equality with a massive rally in the centre of the city late last month. An estimated 20,000 people attended the event which was the biggest marriage rally Australia has ever seen. The rally features a range of speakers ranging from politicians to comedians like Perth’s Joel Creasey. Proponents of […]

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New anti-LGBTI+ posters found in Melbourne

New anti-LGBTI+ posters found in Melbourne

New anti-gay posters have appeared in Melbourne this week, as Australia ramps up to the postal survey on marriage equality. Buzzfeed have reported the fresh round of posters were found outside the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology at a tram stop over the weekend. The person who discovered the poster – Alice Berkeley – told the […]

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Christopher Pyne says anti-marriage equality posters are ‘wicked’

Christopher Pyne says anti-marriage equality posters are ‘wicked’

Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne says the anti-marriage equality posters that appeared in Melbourne this week are from people with “wicked views”. Pyne, who is a supporter of same-sex marriage, was speaking to ABC radio when he made the comment. The politician said it was important that the debate remain respectful and the best way to […]

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Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

The Australian Conservatives’ Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins says the Victorian government has gone too far with its announcement that it will provide additional funding to LGBTI  support services during the period of the marriage survey. The MLC, who defected from the Democratic Labour Party to Cory Bernardi’s newly formed Australian Conservatives in June, said she was […]

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“Stop The F*gs”: Posters with anti-gay slur appear in Melbourne’s CBD

As Australia draws closer to the postal survey on marriage equality posters featuring an anti-gay slur have appeared in Melbourne. The posters, which were shared on Twitter, claim that “92% of children raised by gay parents are abused,” citing other questionable statistics about higher rates of obesity and depression from a study that used a […]

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Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne

Anti-gay flyers found in Melbourne

A new series of flyers attacking the LGBTIQ community have appeared in Melbourne. The flyers include a doctored image that juxtaposes a rainbow crosswalk and flags with images of the Nazi swastika flag. The rambling text of the flyers rallies against consumerism, the media, and society’s growing “heterophobia”. The flyers make comparisons between the propaganda […]

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Grinspoon rename Margaret Court Arena for their show tonight

Grinspoon rename Margaret Court Arena for their show tonight

Aussie band Grinspoon will have some very special merchandise on sale when they play Margaret Court ‘Marriage Equality Arena’ in Melbourne tonight. The band has created some special T-shirts that list the venue as Marriage Equality Arena instead of it’s current name that recognises the tennis career of outspoken religious leader Margaret Court. The band have […]

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Liberal members launch new Pride group to highlight LGBTI+ issues

Rainbow politics have shown deep divides with the Liberal party over the last week, but the growing number of people within the party calling for action on LGBTI rights. Amid the controversy over comments made by Minister Christopher Pyne, a new group called Liberal Pride has surfaced to highlight LGBTI political issues within the party. […]

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