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Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same sex attracted person of faith?

Are you a same-sex attracted person of faith? A research project at Edith Cowan University is seeking participants for a study that is looking into the well-being of same-sex attracted people of faith, to obtain information regarding any possible association between religion/spirituality, self-esteem, and resilience in adolescents. Researcher Mel Jame is seeking participants over the […]

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Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Look left, look right: Intersectionality in the queer community

Intersectionality is the belief that systems of oppression are fundamentally interconnected and because of this they cannot be examined separately from one another.  Intersectional identities exist in infinite and complex combinations, each layer of identity adding multiple opportunities for exposure to discrimination. As a white, cisgender lesbian my intersectionality exposes me to homophobia and sexism, […]

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You’ve got mail! Perth’s queer community’s message to Margaret Court

You’ve got mail! Perth’s queer community’s message to Margaret Court

Religious leader, the Reverend Margaret Court, received some mail from Perth’s LGBTI+ community, their friends and families this week. Hundreds of people voiced their thoughts about the outspoken minister’s comments about gay people, marriage equality and transgender people at The Court Hotel’s recent ‘Love All’ celebration. Now the letters and petitions people filled in have […]

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Open Arms Fellowship celebrate 4th anniversary

Open Arms Fellowship celebrate 4th anniversary

Open Arms Fellowship, Perth’s self-described “only welcoming and affirming Pentecostal Church” is celebrating their fourth anniversary. Back in 2015 Pastor Graham Douglas-Meyer spoke to Sophie Joske about why he created the church. “The whole purpose of setting it up was basically because there wasn’t a Pentecostal GLBTI affirming or welcoming church in Perth. “There was […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

A man in Indiana has been barred from singing at his own grandmother’s funeral after the family church’s pastor saw an image of the man taking part in LGBT pride celebrations. Connor Hakes received a letter from Father Bob Lengerich informing him that he would not be welcome to serve at the parish, including at […]

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PFLAG welcome inquiry into religious exemptions for marriage bill

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have lauded the announcement that cross-bench MPs will be launching a Senate Inquiry into marriage equality and the government’s proposed changes to the Marriage Act. Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice revealed yesterday that a committee of four government MPs and four non-government MPs will be assessing the bill […]

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National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

National Faith Forum calls for marriage equality for all Australians

While the government ponders a potential ‘Plan B’ for address the issue of marriage equality the campaigns for and against allowing same sex couples to wed continue. Today the Equality Campaign hosted their first National Faith and Civil Marriage Equality Forum at Parliament House Canberra. The event brought together religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian […]

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US college group to fire employees who disagree with marriage policy

US college group to fire employees who disagree with marriage policy

A leading Christian group working across campuses in US colleges has reportedly informed its staff that they’ll be fired if they voice opposition to the organisations position on marriage, homosexuality or premarital sex. The organisation, which has 1,300 employees, allegedly told its staff that they can not personally support marriage equality and must be supportive […]

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