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ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

ILGA launch State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2019

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) have launched the 13th edition of their flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia. Authored by Lucas Ramón Mendos, the report compiles data on laws from around the world that affect people on the basis of their sexuality – which in turn can be drawn upon as a resource […]

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Anti-LGBTI+ election flyers found in New South Wales

Anti-LGBTI+ flyers have been found in letterboxes around the NSW suburbs of Campsie and Hurstville instructing people not to vote for Labor in the upcoming state election. The flyers – written in English, Chinese and Arabic – warn voters not to vote for Labor “if you do not want your children to become homosexuality”, and “if […]

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Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Dating app Grindr has teased a mysterious new initiative in response to criticisms of bullying, racism and transphobia between users. The application posted images of featuring “Kindr”, coupled with the slogan ‘It’s time to play nice’ across their social media platforms and on the service itself. The teaser features a short audio clip that highlights […]

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IDAHOBIT: Beyond Marriage Equality – Towards Freedom

May 17th each year marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing all LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences). Originally known as the International Day Against Homophobia, IDAHOBIT was established to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation in 1990. […]

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Combating homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion

Combating homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion

  It is safe to say that in the lead up to, and since the Australian Government’s decision to hold a postal survey on marriage equality, LGBTIQ+ people have been thrust into the spotlight more than ever before. More specifically, there has been heightened discussion, both good and bad, about our rights, on television, social […]

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Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Adding black and brown to the Philadelphia pride flag in order to highlight the disproportionate violence occurring to LGBTIQ+ people of colour in Philadelphia is all it took to evoke white fragility in queer white people across the globe. Unfortunately pointing out the suffering of people of colour always evokes a bunch of knee-jerk reactions. […]

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St Kilda Saints condemn transphobic language on The Footy Show

St Kilda Saints condemn transphobic language on The Footy Show

The St Kilda Football Club have released an official statement condemning a transphobic conversation broadcast on Channel 9’s The Footy Show this week. Speaking about Caitlyn Jenner, host Sam Newman referred to the Olympic medalist and reality star as “it”. “What is she, is it he or she now?” Newman asked, “It it transgender is it, or […]

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Woman trolls homophobic neighbour with rainbow Christmas decorations

Woman trolls homophobic neighbour with rainbow Christmas decorations

A woman in the USA has responded to hearing homophobic and transphobic comments from her neighbour by proudly covering her house with rainbow Christmas decorations. Lexi Magnusson of Washington state told Buzzfeed that she had heard the anti-LGBTI comments a few months earlier and wanted her neighbour to know she felt it was unacceptable. “Basically […]

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AFL icon Nicky Winmar to support LGBTIQ rights with son at Pride Game

Indigenous AFL star Nicky Winmar is proud to be attending this weekend’s AFL Pride Game between the Sydney Swans and his former team St Kilda, along with his gay son Tynan. Winmar made Australian sporting history not only as an exceptional player, but when in 1993 he took a stand against racism during a match […]

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OPINION: I have eaten lots of two-minute noodles

OPINION: I have eaten lots of two-minute noodles

I don’t know how many times I had two-minute noodles while I was growing up. Definitely hundreds of times, if not thousands. I ate a lot of them when I was a struggling student, and later in my thirties, when we were a single income household with a big mortgage, they were a staple item. […]

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