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Rainbow Territory call on government to speed up anti-discrimination reforms

Rainbow Territory call on government to speed up anti-discrimination reforms

Rainbow Territory, the LGBTI rights group based in the Northern Territory has called on their government to speed up reforms of the anti-discrimination laws. The call comes as an ABC report alleged an Alice Springs hotel was racially profiling clients and assigning rooms based on people’s ethnicity. The hotel has denied the suggestion but has […]

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Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Popular dating app Grindr teased at a new initiative called Kindr a few weeks ago. The project was revealed to be a move towards fighting discrimination experienced by users on the app, but few more details were provided. This week, Grindr has officially launched the program, revealing the first in a series of videos that discuss […]

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Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning from Katter’s Australia Party has been widely criticised for his speech in parliament with politicians from The Greens, Labor and the Liberal party describing it as racist and homophobic. Senator Anning called for a “final solution” for the immigration problem in Australia invoking the words of the Nazi regime and the holocaust. […]

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Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Dating app Grindr has teased a mysterious new initiative in response to criticisms of bullying, racism and transphobia between users. The application posted images of featuring “Kindr”, coupled with the slogan ‘It’s time to play nice’ across their social media platforms and on the service itself. The teaser features a short audio clip that highlights […]

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Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Adding black and brown to the Philadelphia pride flag in order to highlight the disproportionate violence occurring to LGBTIQ+ people of colour in Philadelphia is all it took to evoke white fragility in queer white people across the globe. Unfortunately pointing out the suffering of people of colour always evokes a bunch of knee-jerk reactions. […]

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Racism & the queer community: The rainbow never shined so white

Racism & the queer community: The rainbow never shined so white

Once again, I am testing my mental health by reading the comment sections about the addition of the brown and black stripes to the pride flag in Philadelphia. But then, being black and gay has been the mental health test of my life. Coming from Brazil – ranked the world’s deadliest place for LGBT people […]

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Let’s Talk About… | A conversation about race and discrimination

Let’s Talk About… | A conversation about race and discrimination

  Race and discrimination will be the topic of discussion in OUTinPerth’s next community gathering. When activists in the US city of Philadelphia added a black and a brown stripe to the Pride flag to highlight heightened levels of racial and sexual discrimination in their city, the reaction reverberated around the world. The controversy has […]

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Skittles pride promotion faces accusations of racism

Skittles pride promotion faces accusations of racism

While many brands add rainbows for Pride celebrations, candy maker Skittles has gone the other way and removed the rainbow. The candy, which has the well known tag line “Give the Rainbow, Taste the Rainbow”, has released a completely white version of their product. The special version of the candy is available through British supermarket […]

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Eric Abetz drops racial slur on radio while discussing marriage

Eric Abetz drops racial slur on radio while discussing marriage

The former leader in the Australian Senate and Minister for Employment Eric Abetz has used a racial slur while discussing marriage with radio 2UE. One of the most senior members of the Liberal Party, Mr Abetz used the word “negro” to describe US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas while discussing the recent decision to legalise […]

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Le1f Tackles Homphobia in Hip Hop

Le1f Tackles Homphobia in Hip Hop

Innovative hip hop musician Le1f has responded to suggestions that that white people and gay musicians have no place in the hip hop genre. Lord Jammar from Brand Nubian, one of the respected elders of the musical genre, has claimed that new rappers are destroying the genre. In an interview with ‘The New Yorker‘ Lord […]

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