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Marriage equality advocates call on PM to rule out postal plebiscite

Marriage equality advocates are encouraging people to write to the Prime Minister and their local MP to argue against the proposal to hold a postal plebiscite on the issue. The idea for a non-compulsory mail based plebiscite has been put forward by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. National spokesperson for Parents and Fiends of Lesbians and […]

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PFLAG call on LGBTI community and allies to lobby for free vote

PFLAG call on LGBTI community and allies to lobby for free vote

PFLAG, the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, are encouraging supporters of marriage equality to contact their local MP ahead of parliament resuming on Monday. The next week  has been described as a critical week for marriage equality and supporters of the reform have been urged to take action through the new Speak Up […]

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Shelley Argent: Why I love the rainbow flag

PFLAG’s National spokesperson Shelley Argent has spoken up about her love of the rainbow flag. “To me the rainbow flag is similar to the indigenous flag. Both are symbols and official recognition by the people, nationally and internationally recognised. They are not flags of hate, discrimination or oppression.” Argent said. The vocal marriage equality supporter […]

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Polls show marriage equality would be a winner for the government

Polls show marriage equality would be a winner for the government

New polling shows 71% Australians, including 64% of Liberal voters, will look more favourably on the Turnbull Government if it allows a free vote on marriage equality instead of a plebiscite. The polling from Galaxy Research, also shows Australians are firmly against any new laws that would allow civil celebrants or businesses to refuse their services […]

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Marriage equality advocates keep up the pressure

Marriage equality advocates keep up the pressure

Marriage equality activists are keeping up the pressure on politicians who support changing the marriage laws and those MPs who have yet to declare a position. Suggestions that some Liberal MPs were about to push for a free vote in parliament on the issue has been met with a swift response from the party’s conservative […]

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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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PFLAG tells senators “Do your job!” in new ad campaign

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have released a new series of online advertisements urging senators to block the proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. The organisation is calling for the plebiscite bill to be blocked in the Upper House in order to have a free vote on marriage equality by MPs in Canberra. PFLAG cite […]

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PFLAG launch survey to gather LGBTIQ voices on marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays have joined forces with an up-and-coming LGBTIQ advocacy group called just.equal to create a survey gauging LGBTIQ support for a plebiscite on marriage equality in the wake of the Federal Election. PFLAG and just.equal hope to spread the survey across social media to collect as many responses as […]

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Marriage equality advocates weigh in on binding plebiscite

Marriage equality advocates weigh in on binding plebiscite

  Marriage equality proponents have responded to Coalition MP Warren Entsch’s plan to introduce legislation that will bind the Federal Government to act on the results of a marriage equality plebiscite. Australian Marriage Equality say they will support a binding plebiscite provided the process is fair and uncomplicated. AME national director Rodney Croome says Mr […]

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Artist Immortalizes PFLAG Legend

Artist Immortalizes PFLAG Legend

Artist and teacher Iain Scott Wallace chose to paint former PFLAG President and Order of Australia medal recipient Shelley Argent in a portrait aiming for the Archibald Prize. He said one of the reasons he chose Argent was to encourage a dialogue between straight and LGBT art-lovers alike: “It would be great for the artwork […]

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