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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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NSW cinema offer cheap screenings of Gayby Baby in response to ban

NSW cinema offer cheap screenings of Gayby Baby in response to ban

In the wake of furore over the NSW Government’s decision to ban a local high school from screening same-sex parenting documentary ‘Gayby Baby’, a local cinema is offering discount tickets to students who wish to see the film. NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli instructed Burwood Girls High School not to screen the documentary directed by […]

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ALP MP Luke Foley on Marriage Equality Rethink

ALP MP Luke Foley on Marriage Equality Rethink

  NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has come out in support of marriage equality in Australia. In 2010, he supported civil unions as the best approach for promoting equal rights for the LGBT community. Two years later, Foley stated that he would “never devalue the worth of homosexual relationships” but that he believed “homosexual relationships […]

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Catholic Code of Behaviour May Discipline LGBT Teachers

Catholic Code of Behaviour May Discipline LGBT Teachers

According to the Independent Education Union, a code of behaviour being proposed by the Catholic employers in NSW and the ACT may put LGBT teachers at risk of being disciplined for their private lives. The code is part of a clause in a new enterprise bargaining agreement put forward by the Catholic Commission for Employment […]

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