Oceania

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Added on: 05/07/2019
Fans of the openly gay singer Troye Sivan were told not to wave rainbow flags during a concert in Singapore last Friday. LGBTQ rights activist Benjamin Xue…

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Added on: 05/05/2019
05/04/2019
In a week when issues of gender and sexuality in sport have been in the spotlight, new research has found many LGBT athletes feel unsafe and vulnerable…

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Added on: 04/14/2019
04/10/2019
The NRL has slammed the door shut on offering a career lifeline to under-fire cross-code star Israel Folau. Folau is set to be sacked by the Australian…

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Added on: 04/14/2019
04/10/2019
Tasmania made it optional to list gender on birth certificates on Wednesday, a move criticised by the Australian island’s leader and Christian activists who fear it would…

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Added on: 04/13/2019
04/12/2019
Rugby Australia have announced they plan to terminate Israel Folau’s contract following his anti-LGBT comments on social media. The devout Christian posted a message on his Instagram…

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Added on: 04/12/2019
04/08/2019
“As long as we are in government – Fiji will not allow same-sex marriage.” This is the statement from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the Raralevu…

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Added on: 03/18/2019
Event convenor, Dayenu’s Kim Gotlieb, said the program for this landmark conference – the first of its kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region – is…

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Added on: 03/16/2019
LGBTI advocacy groups around the world have condemned Friday’s terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that have left at least 49 people dead. Express,…

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Added on: 03/09/2019
03/06/2019
Homophobic and transphobic flyers have appeared around Sydney, Australia, in the run up to this month’s state election. The flyers, which appeared on Reddit, are written in…

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Added on: 03/07/2019
03/05/2019
At least four LGBTI men were bashed before Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the weekend, triple j Hack can reveal. Hack understands the attacks followed a…

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Added on: 03/04/2019
03/02/2019
Transgender soldier Bridget Clinch has opened up about how she fought against the Australian army after it tried to dismiss her following her gender reassignment surgery. When…

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Added on: 03/04/2019
03/01/2019
Escaping persecution as a gay man in Indonesia several years ago, the reigning Kimberley Queen has instead found a supportive community in the northern Western Australia town…

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Added on: 03/02/2019
02/28/2019
More than 30,000 people in New Zealand have signed a parliamentary petition against teaching gender diversity in the country’s schools. ‘I believe that endorsing gender discordance as…

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Added on: 02/27/2019
02/26/2019
When Bijan Kardouni was 23, he went to the wedding of his secret lover. Bijan had met Sami* through the underground LGBT community in Iran, using a…

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Added on: 02/21/2019
02/19/2019
LGBTI people with disability will raise awareness for accessible public transport at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras pride parade on 2 March. Five Australian disability organizations have…

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Added on: 02/17/2019
02/13/2019
LGBT+ students and their supporters are urging parliament not to forget about them and protecting their rights to stay in the school they want to attend. A…

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Added on: 02/09/2019
02/09/2019
A new study reveals many “bisexual-plus” Kiwi women feel misunderstood and invalidated when dating. Auckland University of Technology’s Tara Pond is the first New Zealand academic to analyse in-depth the lives and…

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Added on: 02/08/2019
02/07/2019
Australian senator Ian Macdonald has said that people have the right to stop their children from learning about gay parents. Macdonald was chairing a Senate committee examining…

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Added on: 02/05/2019
02/03/2019
Victoria is set to become the first state in Australia to introduce a ban on conversion therapy. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria (head of government) made the…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/24/2019
Although Australia has now achieved marriage equality, the topics of sexuality and gender identity continue to spark heated – and often discriminatory – public debates. Most recently, the…

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Added on: 01/23/2019
01/22/2019
For the first time ever during a universal periodic review, United Nations member states have made specific recommendations for New Zealand to improve the human rights of…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
01/20/2019
Australian One Nation politician Mark Latham has unveiled a series of new anti-transgender policy pledges. Latham was once the leader of Australia’s centre-left Labor Party, but is…

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Added on: 01/21/2019
More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social…

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Added on: 01/15/2019
01/12/2019
Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is…

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Added on: 12/11/2018
12/10/2018
On the surface, Australian anti-discrimination laws safeguard queer, trans and non-binary adults and children from discrimination while working and receiving an education. But in reality, our anti-discrimination laws…

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Added on: 12/06/2018
Robert Blackmon
Alturi Project Director
This struggle is depicted in the new feature documentary “Letis in Waiting.” Created by  Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson & Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu, the film features Joey Mataele…

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Added on: 12/06/2018
The government’s bid to legislate this year to protect LGBTI students from discrimination at religious schools has failed because of an impasse over the detail. After weeks…

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Added on: 11/27/2018
Liberal senators have refused to agree to the protection of LGBT students from discrimination unless the current legal exemptions are replaced by other protections for religious freedom….

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Added on: 11/21/2018
11/20/2018
The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from…

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Added on: 11/16/2018
When Hugo Weaving dances along the red dirt of Broken Hill in evening gloves and an array of sequins, the world watches with affection. However, if a group…