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Did Katherine Deves suggest 50% of trans women are sex offenders?

Did Katherine Deves suggest 50% of trans women are sex offenders?

Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves may have deleted all her social media accounts before running for parliament, but people have screenshots of some of her most outrageous claims. Twenty per cent of men are sex offenders, and fifty per cent of transgender women? Loud and proud trans rights advocate and athlete Kirsti Miller re-posted […]

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Liberals dump veteran senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Liberals dump veteran senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

The Liberal party has announced its NSW senate ticket for the upcoming federal election and it’s bringing an end to the political career of veteran senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. Foreign Minister Marise Payne will take the top spot on the ticket, while the third spot will go to Senator Jim Molan. The second spot is allocated […]

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NSW Government reject Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill

NSW Government reject Mark Latham’s anti-trans education bill

The New South Wales Liberal Government have just tabled a report outlining their opposition to One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham’s anti-transgender Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) bill. The bill, put forward by Latham, would amend the state’s Education Act to “prohibit the teaching of the ideology of gender fluidity to children in schools”, ensure […]

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NSW police officer jailed for assault on transgender woman

NSW police officer jailed for assault on transgender woman

Warning: This article contains mentions of violence against trans women. A New South Wales police officer has been jailed after being found guilty of violently assaulting a woman and falsifying details of her arrest. Senior Constable Mark Follington will spend a minimum of 18 months behind bars, having been given a 30 months sentence by […]

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NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

New South Wales Labor MP Penny Sharpe has resigned from her position on the front-bench over the party’s support for mandatory blood testing laws. In a letter to Labor leader Jodi McKay, Sharpe resigned as a the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and from her positions as the Shadow Minister for […]

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ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

ACON support calls for judicial inquiry into historical gay & trans hate crimes

The final report of the parliamentary inquiry into historical gay and transgender hate crimes in NSW, which recommends the establishment of a judicial inquiry into unsolved murders, has been welcomed by the state’s leading LGBTQ health organisation, ACON. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said a judicial inquiry will shed further light on a dark chapter in […]

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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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