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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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State Level Marriage Equality Not Unconstitutional

State Level Marriage Equality Not Unconstitutional

A NSW parliament report has shown that implementing a same-sex marriage law at a state level is not unconstitutional. The Australian Marriage Equality (AME) WA convenor, Brian Greig, has stated that the confirmation will propel the campaign to legislate marriage equality in WA. “While a federal law for equal marriage is ideal, we cannot wait […]

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Landmark Gender Ruling in NSW

In a landmark decision New South Wales court of Appeal has ruled that a person does not have to have a defined gender and be registered as specifically male or female. In 1989 former Perth resident Norrie, who goes by one name, underwent sexual reassignment surgery transitioning from being a male. In 2010 the Registry […]

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NSW Introduce Marriage Equality Bill

NSW Introduce Marriage Equality Bill

In anticipation that federal parliament votes against the proposed Marriage Act, NSW has become the fourth state to prepare a state bill for marriage equality. NSW Labour MLC Penny Sharpe announced plans to go ahead with a bill that will ensure same-sex couples can marry in the state. Other states planning state-level marriage equality bills […]

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