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Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
The NSW Government will delay the ban on gay conversion practices till next year, to allow more time for additional consultations with conversion survivors. First reported by…

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Added on: 11/20/2023
Bridget Flack’s family remembers her as bright and creative. “She was incredibly artistic, you know, whether drawing or writing or playing music, she loved all of that,” Angela…

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Added on: 11/18/2023
Bruce Miller, a former Australian ambassador to Japan, describes the career he had in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as “a mixed picture”. A…

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Added on: 11/13/2023
11/12/2023
The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ hate crimes (the Inquiry) will hold its final public sitting tomorrow, Tuesday 14 November 2023, in Sydney. Led by the Honourable…

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Added on: 11/09/2023
11/08/2023
The event is being held in Newtown’s Pride Square outside The Hub theatre building and will run from 10.30am until midday. Supporters are encouraged to wear red…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
The Catholic church has lost a landmark case over its controversial use of the deaths of paedophile priests to thwart survivors’ attempts at justice. The high court on Wednesday…

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Added on: 10/19/2023
10/18/2023
Empowered by the success of their fear-mongering and division-sowing, No campaigners will turn on us in an attempt to claw back the tolerance we won through marriage…

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Added on: 10/09/2023
10/08/2023
The upcoming Inner West Council meeting anticipates a notice of motion, requesting council to further commemorate international Transgender Day of Remembrance this November. The motion created by councillor,…

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Added on: 10/06/2023
10/05/2023
The New South Wales government says it will bring forward its promised laws banning gay conversion practices, days after a religious lobby group claimed to have helped…

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Added on: 10/02/2023
10/01/2023
A Sydney home has been graffitied with anti-semitic and homophobic symbols, on the eve of the holiest day for the Jewish community. On Monday, September 25, a…

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Added on: 09/26/2023
09/25/2023
The Australian Human Rights Commission appears set to bar a lesbian group from hosting an event exclusively for “lesbians born female” after at least 14 activist organizations…

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Added on: 09/10/2023
09/09/2023
Ryan Tran says he felt like he was living in two worlds. He was an out and proud gay man when speaking English, but among his Vietnamese…

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Added on: 09/04/2023
09/03/2023
Sydney, Australia’s LGBTQ+ community is recovering from an upsetting attack on a Pride event in the city’s Bankstown area. The event, called Wear It Purple, was abruptly shut down…

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Added on: 09/03/2023
It was meant to be a stall providing information for young queer people in western Sydney, with an appearance by comedian and drag performer Carla from Bankstown….

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Added on: 09/03/2023
09/02/2023
The mayor of a town in New Zealand has slammed “groomer” graffiti outside a Pride event, claiming the slur represents “bullying” and “bigotry”. It was reported that…

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Added on: 09/01/2023
08/31/2023
Canada has updated its travel advisory to warn LGBTQ residents visiting the United States about local laws and policies that may “infringe on your human rights” amid…

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Added on: 08/23/2023
08/22/2023
They play serious rugby, train twice a week, heckle from the sidelines, and participate in ‘boat races’ – a post-match duel against the opposing team to determine…

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Added on: 08/20/2023
08/19/2023
When Nerida Williams visited the Cook Islands late last year, she was struck by just how many Pride flags were dotted about the place. The Cook Islands,…

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Added on: 08/17/2023
08/16/2023
There are about 100 openly LGBTQ+ players and coaches across the tournament’s expanded 32 teams, according to counts by LGBTQ+ publications. One of those, Autostraddle, noted that the…

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Added on: 08/03/2023
08/02/2023
Dyan Tai, the self-described “Gaysian Empress of Sydney,” is a trilingual Malaysian-born classically trained musician, singer, performer, cabaret artist, DJ, and fixture of the Sydney Queer arts…

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Added on: 07/11/2023
07/10/2023
The provision of gender-affirming care in NSW is not working and has to improve, the state’s health minister says. The main gender-affirming clinic for adolescents in Sydney…

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Added on: 07/05/2023
07/04/2023
Two male gentoo penguins homed at an aquarium in Australia have risen to fame in recent years as a result of their charming love story. However, the…

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Added on: 07/04/2023
07/03/2023
Women’s World Cup co-hosts Australia will not risk wearing “One Love” armbands in support of LGBTQ rights at the tournament, captain Sam Kerr said, adding that she…

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Added on: 06/25/2023
06/24/2023
Out gay Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich on Thursday notified NSW Parliament about his intention to introduce an omnibus LGBTQI Equality Bill. In the works for over…

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Added on: 05/26/2023
05/25/2023
Over the past year, far-right groups and neo-Nazis have targeted the LGBTQI community and queer events, but South Australian Liberal Senator Alex Antic wanted to know about…

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Added on: 05/08/2023
Tonga has received mixed reactions during its human rights evaluation at the 43rd Session of Universal Periodic Review in Geneva. The Kingdom’s Foreign Minister Fekitamoelo ‘Utoikamanu heard mixed reviews…

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Added on: 04/30/2023
04/22/2023
A move to decriminalise gay sex in the Cook Islands is a welcome step but LGBTQ+ people in the Pacific Islands region still lack basic rights and…

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Added on: 04/23/2023
04/22/2023
Two years ago, Kavitha Sivasamy, an articulate, elegant Canberra lawyer, began to face her fears about undergoing gender-affirming surgery. “It’s really scary to go through something so…

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Added on: 04/19/2023
04/18/2023
In a warm, well-lit room tucked away in Melbourne’s CBD, the city’s queer Muslim community has come together to break fast during Ramadan. This Iftar — meaning…

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Added on: 04/14/2023
04/13/2023
The acting prime minister, Richard Marles, says students’ leadership qualities shouldn’t be tied to their sexuality as a major church group calls for the right to exclude gay…