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Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Another Liberal candidate questioned over anti-LGBTIQ views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and shut down questions about a candidates history of supporting anti-LGBTI views for the second time during the election campaign. It’s been revealed by Nine News that the Liberal candidate for Jandakot, Mihael McCoy, is a senior figure in the Kings Chapel Church. The church was founded by […]

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Religion and sexuality clash in Ladyhawke and Broods’ ‘Guilty Love’

Religion and sexuality clash in Ladyhawke and Broods’ ‘Guilty Love’

One of our favourite music makers Ladyhawke (‘Pip’ Brown) returns with the new single and video for Guilty Love featuring BROODS. It’s the first single from Ladyhawke’s anticipated new album due for release later this year. It comes hot on the heels of her successful River single which saw her collaborate with PNAU. Pip says […]

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Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and stopped Victoria Park candidate Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about her views on homosexuality. At a media call this morning Channel Nine reporter Jacqueline Robson asked Markham about her husband’s publicly shared views on homosexuality, but before she could respond the leader stepped in and stopped her […]

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Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices, an Australian ecumenical network supporting justice and inclusion of LGBTIQA+ people in church and civil society, has welcomed Pope Francis’ comments in the documentary, Francesco, that support the rights of LGBT people. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They are children of God and have a right to […]

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SBS ‘Insight’ explores coming out with faith in a religious family

SBS ‘Insight’ explores coming out with faith in a religious family

SBS Insight returns this evening with an episode that looks into the intersection between LGBTIQ+ identities and faith. The debate forum which shares first person perspectives and experiences will feature a number of LGBTIQ+ Australians who have fought to reconcile their faith with their sexuality or gender identity. Among those set to feature in tonight’s episode are […]

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Scott Morrison says he does not believe gay people will go to hell

Scott Morrison says he does not believe gay people will go to hell

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has clarified that he does not personally believe that gay people go to hell. During a campaign stop in Perth yesterday the Prime Minister said he was now supportive of marriage equality because it is the law of the land, but would not be drawn on whether he personally believes gay […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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Greens: New laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

Greens: New laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

The Australian Greens have responded to the news that Prime Minister Scott Morrison is aiming to introduce a Religious Discrimination Act to Parliament early next year. The Greens say that such an Act must not be used to undermine or override state based anti-discrimination laws following the release of the government response to the Ruddock […]

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Uniting Church’s LGBTIQ+ network supports ending conversion therapy

Uniting Church’s LGBTIQ+ network supports ending conversion therapy

The Uniting Church’s LGBTIQ+ network has voiced their support for recommendations released in a new report aiming to end harms caused by conversion therapy. The report (Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice – Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia) conducted by La Trobe University and the Human Rights Law Centre highlights the damage inflicted by the practice […]

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Report identifies harm caused by conversion therapy and urges reform

Report identifies harm caused by conversion therapy and urges reform

A new report released today outlines the harm caused to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the practice of conversion therapy, and its pervasiveness in Australia’s faith communities. Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice: Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia examines the lived experience of 15 LGBT Australians who have struggled with their sexuality or […]

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