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The GLORIA’s are open for voting

The GLORIA’s are open for voting

The LGBTIQ community is often subject to judgement from external and internal forces alike, spawning comments that are at time so absurd you might think they deserve an award. Enter the GLORIAs, a ceremony launched by Labor MP Penny Sharpe, which allows the public to vote for the most outrageous and ridiculous comments thrown at […]

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Nobody writes songs about denying people’s rights

Nobody writes songs about denying people’s rights

OPINION The debate over whether or not it was appropriate for the National Rugby League to invite a singer who supports marriage equality, and had a hit song about reducing homophobia, is entering its third day. It’s likely to continue at least until Macklemore and Mary Lambert take to the stage at the NRL Grand […]

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The Coalition for Marriage launches claiming to be the silent majority

The Coalition for Marriage launches claiming to be the silent majority

A new group, comprising most of the organisations opposed to marriage equality, was launched today. The Coalition for Marriage was announced on the thirteenth anniversary of the Howard Liberal government amending Australia’s marriage act to exclude LGBTI people from being able to wed. Claiming to be ‘The Silent Majority‘ and ‘The Underdog‘ in the debate, […]

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NSW announces a new program will replace Safe Schools

NSW announces a new program will replace Safe Schools

The NSW government has announced it will replace the Safe Schools Coalition program with a new anti-bullying strategy. The program which aims to prevent LGBTI+ students from being bullied in school is only funded by the federal government until the middle of the year. Education Minister Rob Stokes released a statement announcing a new strategy […]

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Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Brewer Coopers has released apology to their customers after a public backlash against the company’s special edition beer in support of the 200th anniversary of the bible society. The company said the recent partnership with the Bible Society did not match their core values and they would be publicly supporting the campaign for marriage equality […]

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OPINION | The War on Rainbows

OPINION | The War on Rainbows

There seems to be a war on rainbows, with the LGBTI community’s symbol of inclusion and diversity being challenged and deemed an offensive by our most vocal opponents. The Australian Christian Lobby complained about the ACT government flying the flag on government land. Managing Director Lyle Shelton said the rainbow had become a political symbol […]

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Miranda Devine: Too many unanswered questions in ACL explosion

Miranda Devine: Too many unanswered questions in ACL explosion

Newspaper columnist and broadcaster Miranda Devine has said there are too many unanswered questions in relation to the explosion at the Australian Christian Lobby’s headquarters in Canberra. Describing the incident as a “car bombing” Devine said ACT police should be doing more to reassure the public that the incident was not terror related, and that […]

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Midsumma Festival to continue relationship with News Corp

Midsumma Festival to continue relationship with News Corp

Midsumma Festival have released a statement announcing they will continue their media partnership with News Corp following major backlash from the LGBTIQ+ community. The partnership came under scrutiny from the LGBTIQ+ community in light of News Corp publications’ frequent criticisms of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program, as well as their relationship with columnists such as Miranda […]

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Devine suggests trans kids should be treated like Enid Blyton characters

Devine suggests trans kids should be treated like Enid Blyton characters

Perth Now columnist Miranda Devine argues that there are too many transgender children in Australia and suggests that in past generations it was no big deal if children appeared to be gender neutral. To back up her argument the conservative writer cites several tomboys from literature including George from Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series , […]

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ACL move conference after pressure put on hotel group

ACL move conference after pressure put on hotel group

The Australian Christian Lobby has been forced to relocate an event it has planned alongside other religious groups after the hotel booked for the event was inundated with complaints from marriage equality supporters. The event was expected to see around 100 people from Sydney Anglicans, Sydney Catholics, the Marriage ­Alliance and the Australian Christian Lobby […]

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