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Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Senator Janet Rice believes discrimination act could pass the in senate

Greens senator Janet Rice has told equality campaigners that she believes bill to change to anti-discrimination act so that students can not be expelled from schools over their sexuality or gender identity has a good chance of passing the senate when parliament resumes this week. “(It) looks like it’s potentially got the support of the […]

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Today is Wear It Purple Day! Take a stand against LGBTIQ+ bullying

Are you wearing purple today? Today is the sixth annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day – an opportunity for people to show solidarity with  LGBTIQ+ young people at school, university and in the workplace. Since 2010, playgrounds, classrooms and offices have been awash with shades of violet and grape worn by those who stand against bullying […]

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South Carolina joins North in introducing anti-LGBT bill

South Carolina joins North in introducing anti-LGBT bill

South Carolina’s Senate have been presented with a bill that specifically targets trans people’s bathroom use in the state. The bill known as S. 1203 was introduced by State Senator Lee Bright, who says the law would mirror North Carolina’s position on LGBT rights. “Multiple occupancy bathroom and changing facilities located on public property, including […]

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Tasmanian ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation May Affect LGBT Students

Tasmanian ‘Religious Freedom’ Legislation May Affect LGBT Students

Last week Tasmania passed new legislation that some are concerned will allow schools to discriminate against LGBT students and families. The lower house on Thursday passed an amendment to the Anti-Discrimination Act which would allow religious schools to consider faith when making enrollment decisions. Shortly after the legislation passed, the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights […]

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Study Shows Increase in Same Sex Attracted Youth

Study Shows Increase in Same Sex Attracted Youth

La Trobe University have published a study revealing that the amount of LGBT and questioning youth in Australia has more than doubled in the past five years, chalking the total up to approximately 20%. The most recent National Survey of Australian Secondary Schools and Sexual Health found that 79% of year 10-12 students surveyed identified […]

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