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Campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill focuses on health care

Campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill focuses on health care

A new campaign targeting the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has been launched, highlighting the bill’s potential effects on access to health care. The Bill has been criticised as “a license to discriminate” in the name of religion, including allowing demeaning workplace comments and permitting the refusal of health care. The Equality Not Discrimination campaign […]

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New campaign urges health ministers to end gay blood donation ban

New campaign urges health ministers to end gay blood donation ban

LGBTIQ+ advocates have launched a new campaign that hopes to remove the historic ban on gay and transgender people donating blood. Just.equal and PFLAG are encouraging supporters of a non-discriminatory blood policy to write to Australia’s health ministers who are currently considering changes to existing blood donation policy. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, says the current […]

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PFLAG’s religious discrimination campaign gets huge response

PFLAG’s religious discrimination campaign gets huge response

PFLAG’s new campaign against the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill is reportedly off to a great start with hundreds of submissions received within just a few days. Leading politicians have received a deluge of hundreds of emails protesting against the Religious Discrimination Bill through a new website unveiled on 2nd January by Parents and Friends […]

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PFLAG launches new campaign against religious discrimination bill

PFLAG launches new campaign against religious discrimination bill

A new website created by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG+) will encourage Australians who want to scrap the Religious Discrimination Bill to have their voices heard. Launched today the website outlines advocates belief that a wide variety of Australians will be disadvantaged by the bill including people with disability, women, racial and […]

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PFLAG Perth celebrate 30 years of supporting the LGBTIQ+ community

PFLAG Perth celebrate 30 years of supporting the LGBTIQ+ community

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)’s Perth chapter are today celebrating 30 years since their first meeting in 1989. The organisation has provided support for relatives and loved ones of LGBTIQ+ people over three decades, with volunteers giving their time to help people understand how they can stand by the side of their […]

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Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

Allies: Get your hands dirty, not just glittery, this Pride season

On Fair Day I watched my daughter and her friend wandering around with huge smiles on their faces. I stood under the shelter of the PFLAG Perth tent and thought “Imagine if the whole world was like this? Safe, inclusive, joyful, loving and SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL with all the colours of the rainbow! With bonus […]

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Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

Rodney Croome: No more Labor excuses over religious discrimination

OPINION Labor has given numerous excuses for not yet opposing the Religious Discrimination Bill. Here’s why they are all nonsense. We’ve seen it all before…Labor is divided over an LGBTIQ issue so it concocts talking points to deflect attention. It happened when marriage equality first became an issue. To defend its support for Howard’s same-sex […]

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Shelley Argent says ‘open season’ has been declared on LGBTIQ youth

OPINION | Shelley Argent is the National Spokesperson of PFLAG Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.  As National Spokesperson for parents with LGBTIQ sons and daughters, I ask “Who will protect them, our sons and daughters? What are their rights?” We hear about the needs of the religious, but what about their freedoms and […]

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Poll shows Australians don’t support religious bodies right to discriminate

Poll shows Australians don’t support religious bodies right to discriminate

A Galaxy / YouGov poll, commissioned by the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has revealed that 63% of Australians do not believe religious organisations should have the right to discriminate against LGBTIQ people, unmarried mothers, divorcees and de facto partners. The figure rises to 68%, including 48% of people who are strongly […]

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On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

Shelley Argent is a well known face in LGBTIQ+ communities around Australia, as the national spokesperson for PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, she’s been at the forefront of fighting for LGBTI rights for many years. A dedicated campaigner for marriage equality, Shelley has trapped the halls of parliament house, spoken at […]

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