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Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

Did you come out in the 1970s? The NSW State Library is looking for you

The NSW State Library is looking for people who came out in the 1970s! Lifelong activist John Englart excitedly scribbled this note in his diary 47 years ago: ‘Monday 10th September 1973: This is GAY PRIDE WEEK, I have come out !!!’ John Englart, then a 17-year-old schoolboy from Sydney’s north-west, was among the many […]

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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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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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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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Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three NSW teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a Canberra man. One line of investigation police are pursuing is that he may have been using a gay dating app in the lead up to his death. Police believe Peter Keeley, 56, may have been using the gay dating app Grindr to meet with […]

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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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Advocates call for repeal of transgender forced divorce laws

Advocates call for repeal of transgender forced divorce laws

Equality advocates have urged Australia’s state governments to repeal laws forcing married transgender partners to divorce if they want their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity. The call comes in the wake of a landmark UN decision upholding the right of a transgender Australian to remain married under federal law and have her NSW […]

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New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

New Emen8 website to help same sex attracted men get sexual health info

A new national project that brings an innovative, digital approach to health promotion for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men about sexual health and well-being went live recently. Propelled by decades of experience and the power of community connection, Emen8 is a fresh and innovative digital resource for men where information […]

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NSW Government commit $500,000 to LGBTI suicide prevention

The Government of New South Wales have promised new funding to strengthen suicide prevention strategies for the LGBTIQ community in the state. $500,000 will be delivered to suicide prevention training programs and support services from the state government through The AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON). The states Liberal government announced the news as part […]

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Survey shows support for marriage equality in regional NSW

Survey shows support for marriage equality in regional NSW

A new survey conducted in the regional seat of Gilmore in New South Wales has shown 62% of the community are in favour of marriage equality. Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis conducted the survey to gauge the thoughts of her constituents as Australia waits for the Turnbull Government to enact their plan to put forward a […]

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