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Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland now third state to end forced divorce for transgender people

Queensland has become the third state to remove the requirement for transgender and gender diverse people to divorce their spouse to have their gender legally affirmed. The north-eastern state will join Victoria and New South Wales whose parliaments have also made the adjustments since Canberra voted to amend the Marriage Act last year. Just four […]

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Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie enraged after being asked about his gender

Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie enraged after being asked about his gender

Queensland MP Jarrod Bleijie has posted to social media that he was upset after being asked what gender he would prefer to be addressed as. “I just phoned MyGov to change my address,” Bleijie posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “After giving my personal details I was asked ‘and is it okay to identify you as a […]

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Shocking homophobic note left for Brisbane couple

Shocking homophobic note left for Brisbane couple

Queensland police are investigating an incident where a Brisbane couple were left a shocking homophobic note in their letterbox and had their car’s tyre slashed. The ABC has reported that the lesbian couple discovered the note in their letterbox last week, at the same time they realised their car had also been vandalised. “Lesbianism is […]

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Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men who were convicted of homosexual offences in Queensland, prior to the laws being changed in the 1990’s, will be able to have their convictions removed under new legislation passed by the state’s government. Queensland follows New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in passing a law that acknowledges that the actions of previous […]

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New organisation for gay people opposed to marriage equality

New organisation for gay people opposed to marriage equality

  A new student organisation called ‘Our Voice, Our Vote‘ claims to represent tens of thousands of gay people who are opposed to marriage equality. The Queensland based organisation held a demonstration at Queensland University on Monday and were jeered by other students who support changing the marriage laws. A video posted to the group’s […]

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Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was against aboriginal people getting HIV treatment

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was against aboriginal people getting HIV treatment

Former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was opposed to aboriginal people having access to HIV testing and treatment, telling then Health Minister Mike Ahern that aboriginal people deserved to die of AIDS related illnesses. Ahern, who went on to become Premier after Bjelke-Petersen stepped down in 1987, made the startling claims in an interview with […]

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Queensland man encourages everyone in his suburb to vote YES

Dedicated marriage equality activist Dylan Carmichael has not wasted any time getting people in his suburb to participate in the upcoming postal survey. Carmichael researched how many residences were in his Brisbane suburb of Geebung via the census data and discovered that there were 1829 homes. He printed up 2000 flyers encouraging people to check […]

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Andrew Laming describes the postal plebiscite as a Hydra

Andrew Laming describes the postal plebiscite as a Hydra

Coalition MP Andrew Laming has compared the government’s roll out of a postal plebiscite to a Hydra. Speaking on SKY News’ To The Point, the Queensland MP said while the senate had knocked back the compulsory attendance plebiscite, the government had been able to progress their postal plebiscite plan. The Queensland MP said it was like […]

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LNP president hits out at MPs who support marriage equality

LNP president hits out at MPs who support marriage equality

The President of the Liberal National Party in Queensland has described comments from MPs who support marriage equality as “unfortunate”. Gary Spence, emailed party members and reaffirmed that the party remained opposed to marriage equality and was committed to using a plebiscite to address the long running debate. Spence said he was disappointed that people […]

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Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Liberal MP Trevor Evans might cross the floor for marriage equality

Queensland MP Trevor Evans has hinted that he may cross the floor to support marriage equality. The declaration from the Liberal backbencher that he believes his party should dump the plebiscite and allow a free vote in parliament, adds another voice to the growing number of government MPs publicly declaring their belief that the marriage […]

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