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Police watchdog calls for witnesses to Hares and Hyenas raid

Police watchdog calls for witnesses to Hares and Hyenas raid

IBAC, Victoria’s independent police oversight body, is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed an incident near Hares & Hyenas Bookshop on Johnston Street Fitzroy shortly after 2am on Saturday 11 May 2019 to contact them. Victorian police stormed into the residential apartment attached to the bookshop and in the commotion that followed one of […]

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Australian Christian Lobby calls for a clear definition of conversion therapy

Australian Christian Lobby calls for a clear definition of conversion therapy

The Australian Christian Lobby is calling for the Andrews government to provide a clear definition of what it considers to be gay conversion therapy. This week the Victorian government became the first jurisdiction is Australia to propose outlawing the practice of attempting to suppress or change a person’s sexuality or gender identity. The Australian Christian […]

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Daniel Andrews predicted to retain government in Victoria with increased majority

Daniel Andrews predicted to retain government in Victoria with increased majority

The Andrews Labor government is expected to be re-elected in Victoria with an increased majority. Just over an hour into counting the ABC’s election analyst Antony Green declared that Labor was going to have an impressive win. Exit polls on election day were in line with opinion polls released late in the week that showed […]

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New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

New report calls for hate crime legislation in Victoria

A new report from the Australian Human Rights Law Centre calls for the Victorian government to consider bringing in new legislation to protect people from hate crimes. The centre says it research has shown that 75% of LGBTI+ people have experienced some form of bullying, harassment or violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity […]

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Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Transgender activist Georgie Stone has been named as the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game hosted by St Kilda Football Club. This year’s match follows the theme ‘I’ll Stand By You’, aimed at promoting the importance of family and support networks in the LGBTIQ community. Stone, who is 2018’s Young Victorian of the […]

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Victoria launches investigation into ‘gay conversion’ therapies

Victoria launches investigation into ‘gay conversion’ therapies

The Victorian government has announced it will launch an investigation into gay conversion practices with the state’s health watchdog being given new powers to crackdown on the practice. Earlier this year the Victorian government passed new laws making it illegal to offer therapies or counselling that claim to be able to change a person’s sexuality. […]

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Conversion Therapy: It’s all about politics, not science

Conversion Therapy: It’s all about politics, not science

Like a noxious weed, from time to time so-called “Reparative” or “Conversion” Therapy sometimes known as “Pray away the Gay” and run by “ex-Gay” groups, rears its ugly head. Seeing the recent OUTinPerth articles about a report of a Victorian Liberal Party branch push to make so called “Reparative Therapy” available got me thinking; ·     Is this […]

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Anti Safe Schools campaigner Marijke Rancie elected to Liberal party position

Anti Safe Schools campaigner Marijke Rancie elected to Liberal party position

Anti-Safe Schools campaigner Marijke Rancie has been elected as a delegate within the Victorian branch of the Liberal party. Rancie, who featured in the Marriage Coalition’s ‘It’s Okay to Vote No’ TV campaign’, is a prominent campaigner against the anti-bullying program that aims to protect LGBTI youth. The Victorian mother posts on social media as […]

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Trent Zimmerman says Victorian Liberal proposals are from the 19th century

Trent Zimmerman says Victorian Liberal proposals are from the 19th century

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman says proposals put forward within the Victorian branch of the Liberal party, that call for medical practitioners to promote counselling that encourages people to resist being gay or gender transitioning, are out of touch with the modern world. “These are the types of policies you would expect to find in […]

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Push to reintroduce conversion therapy for youth in Victoria

Push to reintroduce conversion therapy for youth in Victoria

Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy is reportedly under pressure to endorse a push to reintroduce gay conversion therapy for youth in Victoria. The Andrews Labor government made history when it became the first jurisdiction in Australia to outlaw therapies the aim to make gay youth heterosexual, but Liberal leader Matthew Guy is being asked to […]

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