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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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Victorian Opposition Leader apologises for homophobic student letter

Victorian Opposition Leader apologises for homophobic student letter

Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy has apologised for putting his name to an anti-LGBTI letter during his time as a student at Latrobe University. AAP have reported the document has recently emerged with the Opposition Leader’s signature, addressed to the university’s Gay and Lesbian Immigration Task Force from the La Trobe University Students’ Representatives Council […]

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Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victorian govt move to allow trans people to affirm gender without divorce

Victoria’s state government are set to update their laws to stop forcing trans and gender diverse people having to divorce in order to legally affirm their gender. After the passage of marriage equality under the federal government last year, state governments were given a 12-month window to bring their legislation in line with the new […]

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Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Senator James Paterson announces his own conservative marriage bill

Liberal Senator James Paterson has announced he has developed his own marriage bill, which has more emphasis on religious protections than the bill put forward by colleague Senator Dean Smith. Writing in The Australian, Senator Paterson said he’d developed his marriage bill to ensure there were sufficiently robust protects for freedom of religion, freedom of speech and […]

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Coalition for Marriage says game will target children

Coalition for Marriage says game will target children

The Coalition for Marriage have raised concern about a game being developed with funding from the Victorian government, saying it will target children and attempt to “modify their behaviours”. The Victorian government has described the project as being for all ages, but the Coalition for Marriage argues that it’s an attempt to target children. Leading […]

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