Oceania

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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…

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Added on: 04/03/2023
04/02/2023
To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31st), Equality Tasmania released a landmark report on transgender people’s experiences in Tasmania. The report details the results of a…

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Added on: 03/24/2023
03/22/2023
Videos circulating on WhatsApp in the days before LGBTQ+ activists say they were set upon by a mob outside a church in Sydney urged people to disrupt the…

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Added on: 03/23/2023
03/23/2023
Three men have been charged over a violent ambush on LGTBQ protesters who were picketing outside a Sydney church where One Nation’s Mark Latham was set to…

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Added on: 03/22/2023
03/21/2023
Far-right Christian men, some wearing Christian Lives Matter T-shirts, set upon and attacked LGBTQI activists outside a church in the southwest Sydney suburb of Belfield, where One…

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Added on: 03/21/2023
03/20/2023
A Kiwi transgender woman is considering getting her gender affirmation surgery done overseas as demand in New Zealand for the service soars. Ella Jenkins, 23, was put…

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Added on: 03/21/2023
03/20/2023
The Andrews government will move to ban the Nazi salute within months after the gesture was used at a protest attended by neo-Nazis at the weekend. Victoria’s…

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Added on: 03/19/2023
3/18/2023
Far-right Christian groups are planning to gather on Macquarie Street in Sydney this weekend to rally, as LGBTQI activists work to counter with their own protest. On…

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Added on: 03/17/2023
03/16/2023
Far-right Christian groups are planning to gather on Macquarie Street in Sydney this weekend to rally, as LGBTQI activists work to counter with their own protest. On Saturday,…

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Added on: 03/13/2023
A British anti-transgender activist is planning a visit to Aotearoa, sparking concerns amongst Rainbow communities who say she has a “track record of hateful speech and the…

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Added on: 03/12/2023
03/11/2023
Threats from a well-known Australian conspiracy theorist to Pride Week events have resulted in a local life-saving club in NSW cancelling its upcoming nippers program scheduled for…

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Added on: 03/05/2023
03/02/2023
At a temporary Aboriginal gathering space dubbed Marri Madung Butbut — or “Many Brave Hearts” in the language of Sydney’s original inhabitants, the Gadigal people — eight…

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Added on: 02/28/2023
02/27/2023
On Zero Discrimination Day, commemorated on March 1, UNAIDS highlights the need to remove laws that criminalise people living with HIV and key populations. (Key populations are…

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Added on: 02/28/2023
Australia’s first dedicated fund to promote international LGBTQ rights will be created in a federal government move hailed by equality advocates as a groundbreaking step to reduce…

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Added on: 02/27/2023
02/25/2023
A small but vocal group targeting the LGBTQIA+ community have defaced the steps of a progressive church in protest. On the eve of Saturday’s Mardi Gras parade…

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Added on: 02/27/2023
02/25/2023
When Jon Wright came out as gay as a 28-year-old farmer, he found support from the community and family — a welcome relief for the grazier after…

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Added on: 02/26/2023
02/26/2023
A small but vocal group targeting the LGBTQIA+ community have defaced the steps of a progressive church in protest. On the eve of Saturday’s Mardi Gras parade…

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Added on: 02/26/2023
02/25/2023
When Jon Wright came out as gay as a 28-year-old farmer, he found support from the community and family — a welcome relief for the grazier after…