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Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

Don’t Panic! Benjamin Law investigates the Safe Schools scandal

“Invigorating and borderline arousing” is how Benjamin Law described the last 24 hours of his life when he chatted to OUTinPerth. On the eve of the release of his Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101, which examines the controversy around the Safe Schools Coalition and its treatment in the media, The Australian published a story highlighting […]

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Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

Conservative writer Caleb Bond voices support for same-sex marriage

News Corp columnist Caleb Bond has voiced his support for marriage equality, revealing that he’s voted YES in the government’s marriage postal survey. Appearing on The Perrett Report, the writer for The Daily Telegraph and The Advertiser said he believed most younger Australians were in favour of changing the marriage laws. Host Janine Perrett has […]

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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay

Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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Pyne: Marriage equality coming sooner than everyone thinks

Pyne: Marriage equality coming sooner than everyone thinks

Senior government minister Christopher Pyne has predicted that marriage equality will come to Australia sooner than most people are expecting. News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt has obtained a recording of the minister speaking at a Liberal party function in a Sydney bar on Friday. Pyne reportedly told the gathering; “we have to deliver a couple […]

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Journalist Shannon Molloy pressured to quit gay rights group

Journalist Shannon Molloy pressured to quit gay rights group

Journalist Shannon Molloy has quit as a director of the New South Wales Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSW GLRL) following a social media campaign criticising his involvement in the organisation. Molloy, who works for News Corp, has written extensively about his personal experiences of homophobia and bullying, and has authored articles supporting the Safe […]

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Midsumma will not use advertising benefits in News Corp partnership

Midsumma will not use advertising benefits in News Corp partnership

Midsumma Festival have announced they will not be claiming any of the advertising benefits agreed upon in their partnership with News Corp following criticism from the LGBTIQ+ community. The festival has been under fire for their agreement with News Corp and their publication Herald Sun for the media organisation’s criticisms of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program, marriage […]

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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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Pressure on Midsumma Festival to drop News Corp sponsorship

Pressure on Midsumma Festival to drop News Corp sponsorship

Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival is facing a community backlash and is under pressure to drop one of its major sponsors. A change.org petition has been launched calling on the organisation’s CEO Karen Bryant to cut ties with News Corp the publisher of The Australian newspaper and Melbourne tabloid The Herald Sun. Concern about the sponsorship deal […]

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Rainbow Labor denounce Labor MLC’s anti-Safe Schools article

Rainbow Labor denounce Labor MLC’s anti-Safe Schools article

An opinion piece penned by NSW Labor MLC Greg Donnelly printed in today’s Daily Telegraph has been condemned by members of Rainbow Labor for it’s anti-Safe Schools position. Mr Donnelly, who has spoken against LGBT equality many times during his tenure in NSW parliament, wrote that his opposition to the Safe Schools program is “absolute”. […]

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