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NSW Parliament declares support for transgender people

NSW Parliament declares support for transgender people

The lower house of the New South Wales parliament passed a motion this week declaring support for transgender people. The show of support comes as the parliament prepared to debate legislation from One Nation leader Mark Latham that will make illegal to discuss sexuality and gender in schools. The motion passed in the lower house […]

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89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

89 organisations have voiced concern about Mark Latham’s anti-discrimination bill

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has joined 89 organisations in a joint statement and new website opposing One Nation’s Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 (the Bill) and supporting laws in NSW that protect everyone equally. Today the a joint select committee in the New South Wales parliament has begun hearings relating […]

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NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), was organised in opposition to NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham’s Education Bill. The bill would amend the state’s […]

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Is Fred Nile’s party about to be deregistered?

Is Fred Nile’s party about to be deregistered?

The New South Wales Electoral Commission has issued a notice to Fred Nile’s Christian Democratic Party warning them it was considering deregistering them as a political party because they no longer had the required minimum membership of 500 people. The warning comes as the party enters a new round of in fighting with their Treasurer […]

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NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

NSW leaders urged to stand with trans kids against Mark Latham Bill

New South Wales peak transgender support organisation The Gender Centre has teamed up with just.equal on a new initiative, urging political leaders not to support anti-transgender legislation introduced by Mark Latham. The Education Amendment Bill, put forward by NSW One Nation leader Latham, would prohibit any recognition of trans and gender diverse kids in schools, […]

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Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

A petition to prevent the passing of the One Nation-led Education Legislation Amendment Bill in New South Wales is circulating the internet, gathering national support. The petition has garnered almost 60,000 signatures over the last two weeks, demanding the Bill not pass New South Wales state parliament. “It is wrong, unfair and it is discrimination,” […]

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NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

New South Wales Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSWGLRL) have released the findings of a community survey examining the effects of COVID-19 on the LGBTIQ+ community. Beginning in May, NSW GLRL surveyed the state’s LGBTIQ+ community on demographics, employment, mental health, wellbeing, relationships and healthcare. NSW GLRL co-convener Jack Whitney says the results show the […]

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Murder charge over Scott Johnson’s death

Murder charge over Scott Johnson’s death

Sydney man Scott White, 49, has been charged with the cold-case murder of Scott Johnson. It has been reported that Police will allege that White met Johnson at a Manly pub in December 1988 and the two traveled to nearby area which was known to be an area where gay men met. Scott Johnson is […]

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TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

TransHub: New digital platform for trans people in New South Wales

LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have announced the launch of a new digital information and resource platform for trans and gender diverse people, their loved ones, allies and health providers in New South Wales. Launched on Trans Day of Visibility, TransHub is a response to trans and gender diverse community concerns over difficulties in accessing relevant […]

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Anti-LGBTI+ election flyers found in New South Wales

Anti-LGBTI+ flyers have been found in letterboxes around the NSW suburbs of Campsie and Hurstville instructing people not to vote for Labor in the upcoming state election. The flyers – written in English, Chinese and Arabic – warn voters not to vote for Labor “if you do not want your children to become homosexuality”, and “if […]

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