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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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NSW Recognises Overseas Same Sex Marriages

NSW Recognises Overseas Same Sex Marriages

In a landmark step forward in the fight for same sex marriage rights, legislation has been passed in New South Wales that would allow same sex couples who have been married overseas to have that legal union recognized upon their return to the state. The change was today announced by the NSW Registry of Births […]

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Christine Forster Announces Engagement

Christine Forster Announces Engagement

Christine Forster, sister of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has annouced her engagement to long term partner Virgina Edwards.Ms Forster and Ms Edwards make the annoucement in today’s edition of ‘New Idea’, telling the magazine that they became engaged on a recent trip to Broken Hill. Currently it is not possible for the couple to wed […]

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