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Added on: 07/05/2022
07/04/2022
An intersex prisoner, who identifies as female, was placed in a male prison where she was exposed to “ridicule” and “cruel and degrading treatment”, despite a magistrate…

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Added on: 06/15/2022
The Australian Capital Territory government has released a consultation draft law to protect the rights of intersex people. If passed, the bill would ban deferrable medical interventions…

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Added on: 06/10/2022
06/09/2022
When Chris Csabs was around 12 years old, he overheard a conversation between two men at his church, recalling a time when a gay man came in…

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Added on: 06/06/2022
06/05/2022
For a long time, Miriam Saphira thought she was a freak. “I always knew I was homosexual – I didn’t know the word ‘lesbian’ – but I read…

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Added on: 05/30/2022
05/30/2022
From an early age, Kalisito Biaukula stood out as the “loudest, wildest, craziest, most androgynous” child in what was a very traditional Fijian family. “I know growing up…

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Added on: 05/28/2022
The ACT Government has released a draft bill outlining plans to end non-consenting medical interventions on intersex children. The legislation was developed after consultations with experts and…

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Added on: 05/23/2022
05/22/2022
It’s been a big and progressive week for the rainbow community in sport. First, New Zealand Rugby announced it’s signed up to the Pride Pledge, and then professional…

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Added on: 05/10/2022
05/09/2022
Labor will seek to legislate a religious discrimination act and scrap the ability of schools to expel gay and transgender students at the same time should it…

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Added on: 05/06/2022
05/05/2022
Schools have been left reeling after revelations a decree by the Sydney diocese was addressed to school leaders asking them to sign a document affirming, they believe…

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Added on: 05/04/2022
05/03/2022
An Australian court sentenced a man to 12 years behind bars Tuesday over the murder of a gay American in Sydney three decades ago, in a case…

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Added on: 05/03/2022
05/02/2022
Like many young queer people in regional South Australia, Levi Button has sometimes found it hard to express themself to friends and family. But a new program…

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Added on: 05/01/2022
5/1/22
When Tasmania decriminalised homosexuality on 1 May 1997, it became the last Australian state to do so. Today, LGBTIQ+ advocates there say there’s still work to be…

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Added on: 05/01/2022
The Australian Greens party on Sunday unveiled its LGBTQI election policy, which includes $900 million in forward estimates to implement its policies for the community. The plan…

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Added on: 04/24/2022
4/23/22
America’s second president John Adams famously said: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did…

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Added on: 04/23/2022
Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has warned the NSW’s minority Dominic Perrottet government that he would withdraw his support if the Premier continued to make comments against…

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Added on: 04/18/2022
04/17/2022
It is now the state’s preferred prison for celebrity inmates, but Cooma Correctional Centre has a dark past which in the 1950s saw it designated as the…

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Added on: 04/11/2022
04/11/2022
Scott Morrison has publicly confirmed his support for anti-transgender campaigns brought by Liberal politicians, for the second time this year. In a Monday press conference, Morrison said he “shared”…

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Added on: 04/04/2022
04/03/2022
When the Sydney-based designer Josie Young undertook an online search for the queer history of her rural hometown, she stumbled onto the team researching a podcast about…

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Added on: 04/03/2022
A new study from the University of Sydney will look at the impact of COVID on LGBTQI community life in NSW, including Oxford Street. The research project…

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Added on: 03/27/2022
Trans activist and deeply committed Aotearoa gay liberationist Sandy Gauntlett wrote in the late 1970s of her frustration that cisgender gays “conveniently overlooked” the role of trans…

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Added on: 03/18/2022
03/18/2022
A national study has found over 80 per cent of Australian parents support the teaching of gender and sexuality diversity in schools, as part of relationships and…

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Added on: 03/01/2022
02/28/2022
Living as a young queer person in a regional town is sometimes a difficult experience, but these youth are creating change. Bianca Lubke just graduated from high…

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Added on: 02/21/2022
02/20/2022
Queer communities have a long history of carving out private spaces for social and sexual interaction, utilising urban geographies to resist oppression and build a sense of…

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Added on: 02/19/2022
For over half a century the shameful and scandalous history behind “world’s only gay prison” located in a small regional town in New South Wales, Australia, had…

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Added on: 02/17/2022
02/15/2022
WELLINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday near-unanimously passed a legislation that bans practices intended to forcibly change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity…

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Added on: 02/12/2022
This week, the religious discrimination bill is finally being debated on the floor of federal parliament. The bill has prompted disagreements within political parties, within religions and…

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Added on: 02/12/2022
02/11/2022
“He has more courage than any boy I have met,” Stephen Jones said of his son in a speech to the Australian parliament earlier this week. “He…

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Added on: 02/11/2022
02/08/2022
I grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs during the 80s, a knockabout kid who was always a bit worried and generally a bit of a worry. My…

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Added on: 02/08/2022
02/07/2022
The Morrison government will seek to protect gay students from expulsion without protecting trans students at the same time, a senior minister has revealed. On Monday Scott…

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Added on: 02/06/2022
The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like…