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LGBTI rights activists lobby Canberra politicians on religious freedom

LGBTI rights activists lobby Canberra politicians on religious freedom

Shelley Argent, the national spokesperson for Parent and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has joined Rodney Croome and Sydney PFLAG Dad Geoff Thomas in Canberra to lobby politicians over proposed religious freedom laws. Argent said the message Rodney Croome has been delivering to MPs has been straight forward. “Remove existing exemptions allowing anti-LGBTI discrimination, […]

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On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

On the Line: Shelley Argent says she’s “Just a Mum”

Shelley Argent is a well known face in LGBTIQ+ communities around Australia, as the national spokesperson for PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, she’s been at the forefront of fighting for LGBTI rights for many years. A dedicated campaigner for marriage equality, Shelley has trapped the halls of parliament house, spoken at […]

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Community calls for end to LGBTI discrimination on religious grounds

Community calls for end to LGBTI discrimination on religious grounds

Politicians, entertainers, activists and religious leaders have come together to draw attention to the wide range of Australians who do not want to see new religious freedom laws implemented in Australia fearing it will lead to an increase in discrimination against LGBTI people. Comedian Tom Ballard, journalist Helen Razer, PFLAG spokesperson Shelley Argent and the […]

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Lyle Shelton has found a new book to be upset about

Lyle Shelton has found a new book to be upset about

Australian Conservatives candidate Lyle Shelton has found another children’s book he doesn’t like. During his time as the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, Shelton often appeared on television to complain about The Gender Fairy, a book written for children who are transgender. now he’s up in arms about other title called Gender Diversity. On a […]

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Advocates welcome call to reduce discrimination in marriage bill

Advocates welcome call to reduce discrimination in marriage bill

Marriage equality advocates have praised the Greens for new attempts to reduce discrimination towards LGBTI+ Australians in Senator Dean Smith’s co-sponsored marriage bill. The House of Representatives’ sole Green MP Adam Bandt said he will re-introduce amendments to the bill to limit exemptions that allow discrimination in wedding services against marrying couples, including same-sex couples, […]

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Marriage equality advocates say there’s no need for protections

Marriage equality advocates say there’s no need for protections

Equality advocates have launched a campaign against any new legal discrimination against same-sex and other couples if the Marriage Act is amended to allow same-sex couples to marry. The campaign includes a webform to allow equality supporters to email MPs, a survey of the LGBTI community to determine its views on further discrimination in the […]

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PFLAG head critical of accusations of bullying by the YES Campaign

PFLAG head critical of accusations of bullying by the YES Campaign

The national spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has spoken out against claims of bullying from YES voters in the postal survey on marriage equality. PFLAG’s Shelley Argent has released a statement critical of the government’s public vote on the rights of LGBTI Australians. “As National Spokesperson for parents with LGBTIQ sons […]

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PFLAGs Shelley Argent shares letter asking friends to support her son

PFLAGs Shelley Argent shares letter asking friends to support her son

National Spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Shelley Argent, has penned a personal letter to her friends and extended family urging them to vote YES in the postal survey on marriage. “I am uncertain how many feel about the issue of marriage equality, but I feel I need to ask them to […]

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High Court challenge to postal plebiscite launched

High Court challenge to postal plebiscite launched

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and marriage equality activists will launch a High Court challenge to the government’s postal survey on marriage equality. The challenge will involve Wilkie and marriage equality activists Shelley Argent and Felicity Marlowe according to SBS. Wilkie also posted the announcement on his website. Earlier this morning the government’s plebiscite legislation was defeated […]

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Advocates urge Liberals to cross the floor on marriage equality

Advocates urge Liberals to cross the floor on marriage equality

Equality advocates are calling on members of the Liberal party who support marriage equality to cross the floor and vote for reform. The outcry comes just after the Liberal party decided to retain their position to hold a plebiscite on marriage equality, after much speculation about a possible free vote on a newly crafted bill […]

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