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‘You Can’t Ask That’ answers questions about being a lesbian

‘You Can’t Ask That’ answers questions about being a lesbian

The ABC TV series You Can’t Ask That is back, and the entire series is available on iView. One of the episodes in the series looks at the experiences of lesbians. The sixth season of the show has eight unflinching episodes, featuring misunderstood, judged, or marginalised Australians answering the public’s anonymously submitted questions. All of the […]

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How can we support people experiencing family violence or abuse?

How can we support people experiencing family violence or abuse?

Warning: This article contains mentions of family violence and abuse. More than six in ten LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia have experienced family violence or abuse from family members. How can we make sure that young LGBTIQA+ people are safe, respected and supported at home? What role do parents, siblings and other family members have […]

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One Nation wants to make it harder for people to transition gender

One Nation wants to make it harder for people to transition gender

Mark Latham, One Nation’s leader in New South Wales, has announced that if he is successfully elected to parliament at the New South Wales state election he will push for legislation to be introduced to make it harder for people to transition gender. In a statement Latham said that legislation was needed because people were […]

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Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph has been hit by a wave of criticism and complaints after they published a transphobic slur in a headline. The newspaper was sharing the news that actor Scarlett Johansson had decided to withdraw from the film Rub & Tug, following negative publicity around her decision to accept a part where she would portray a […]

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Photographer Richard Hedger captures Mardi Gras memories

Photographer Richard Hedger captures Mardi Gras memories

A new book from photographer Richard Hedger celebrates 40 years of gay liberation in Australia by capturing some of the LGBTI communities most intriguing and colourful members. As the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras marks it’s 40th year, Hedger set about photographing 40 queer folk to capture their stories of floats, fun, fantasy and […]

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Shortlist revealed for 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards

Shortlist revealed for 2018 Australian LGBTI Awards

The Australian LGBTI Awards have released their short list of nominees ahead of the red carpet gala next year. This year over 6,000 Australian LGBTI+ people and allies were nominated across 16 categories, including Inspirational Role Model, Sports Personality of the Year and Community Initiative/Charity. Nominees include marriage equality activist Sally Rugg, author Benjamin Law, […]

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Advocates welcome high participation rate in marriage survey

Advocates welcome high participation rate in marriage survey

Marriage equality advocates have welcomed the announcement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that indicates that many Australians have already posted back their marriage survey forms. The Equality Campaign said they were delighted with the high number of survey returns reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The ABS which has been administering […]

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Say Yes! Marriage equality advocates launch online campaign hub

A broad coalition of grassroots groups from across the nation will today roll out campaign infrastructure in case the postal plebiscite goes ahead, aiming to facilitate more than half a million calls in support of equality over the coming weeks. Partners include The Equality Campaign, just.equal, Sydney Mardi Gras and GetUp; as well as PFLAG, […]

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Hundreds march on the streets of Perth for marriage equality

Hundreds of people took to the streets on Perth on Saturday to voice their support for marriage equality. The ‘winter vows’ rally saw a large crowd voicing their commitment to continue to fighting for the right for members of the LGBTIQ community to be able to wed. The public rally came as the issue of […]

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Equal Love rally in Perth’s CBD this Saturday

Equal Love rally in Perth’s CBD this Saturday

Perth LGBTIQ community, their families and friends will converge on the Murray Street mall on Saturday afternoon to rally for marriage equality. Speaking at the rally will be Equal Love’s Sam Cavallaro, Sally Rugg from GetUp, Greens MLC Alison Xamon, Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt, Anglican Minister Father Chris Bedding and transgender activist Jacqueline Blackburn. The […]

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