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Added on: 11/11/2021
11/10/2021
Mon Schafter: As a proud queer person and the Content Lead of ABCQueer, this week’s news that the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and WorldPride will…

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Added on: 11/04/2021
11/03/2021
The NSW government has announced an inquiry into brutal hates crimes committed against members of Sydney’s gay community over 40 years. In July 1989, 25-year-old newsreader Ross…

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Added on: 11/03/2021
11/02/2021
The Better Lives Project has been launched to educate midwives and parents about the needs of children born with variations of sex characteristics. Intersex is the umbrella…

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Added on: 10/28/2021
10/27/2021
Australian footballer Josh Cavallo became on Wednesday the first current professional player to come out as openly gay. Cavallo currently plays for Adelaide United in Australia’s soccer…

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Added on: 10/25/2021
10/25/2021
A new plan for a queer memorial and museum on Oxford Street is in development. Unlike other major cities such as Melbourne, whose Victorian Pride Centre opened…

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Added on: 10/19/2021
The Australian Human Rights Commission issued a report today analyzing the persistent practice of medically unnecessary non-consensual surgeries on children born with variations in their sex characteristics….

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Added on: 09/16/2021
09/15/2021
New Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering the impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record…

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Added on: 09/08/2021
09/07/2021
Concerns have been raised about how far the proposed legislation goes, and whether parents could be criminalised for having conversations with their children about their sexuality or…

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Added on: 07/30/2021
07/29/2021
WELLINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person’s sexual…

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Added on: 07/25/2021
Less than 32% of LGBTQIA+ employees in Australia are out to everyone in their workplace and studies reveal that this number is going down. Out For Australia…

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Added on: 07/21/2021
07/21/2021
The Federal government is set to bring in a new – its third – draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill later this year. But a growing number…

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Added on: 07/19/2021
07/18/2021
Victorian based LGBTI Jewish group Aleph Melbourne has voiced concern over anti-gay and Nazi graffiti appearing on Gardiners Trail which weaves it was through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs….

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Added on: 07/17/2021
The Australian government has failed to accept two of five recommendations regarding LGBTQI+ rights, following the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva…

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Added on: 06/29/2021
06/28/2021
For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world – thanks to colonial Britain. Till today,…

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Added on: 06/23/2021
06/22/2021
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday defended the selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics, a decision that has fuelled a debate…

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Added on: 06/09/2021
06/08/2021
More than 90% of LGBTQ+ students hear homophobic language at school, with more than one in three confronted with slurs on a daily basis, a study of…

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Added on: 06/08/2021
06/07/2021
Usually the Queen’s Birthday Honours have been divided into men and women, but this year for the first time, there’s a third column after Mani Mitchell, who…

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Added on: 06/07/2021
06/06/2021
As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally…

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Added on: 06/06/2021
6/4/21
A ‘gay conversion therapy’ roadshow visiting West Australian churches has sparked outrage and renewed pressure on state and federal governments to outlaw the controversial practice. Albany Baptist…

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Added on: 06/04/2021
Same sex rights groups are expressing guarded optimism after Government disclosed that work is underway to ensure new criminal legislation will not contain clauses that discriminate against…

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Added on: 05/31/2021
05/30/2021
Gilead Sciences Australia New Zealand on May 25, 2021, announced the Australian recipients of the Gilead Getting to Zero Grant Program 2021, a global initiative supporting projects…

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Added on: 05/08/2021
Media reports indicate Tonga Leitis Association President Polikalepo Kefu was killed near their home in Lapaha, a village on the island of Tongatapu on which the Tongan…

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Added on: 05/07/2021
Police in Tonga are investigating the death of one of the country’s leading LGBTQI+ activists after his body was found on a beach near his home in…

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Added on: 04/30/2021
04/29/2021
The next protest against One Nation MP Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTQI bills is scheduled for June 5, at the Town Hall in Sydney. The protests against the bills…

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Added on: 03/13/2021
LGBT rights advocate Martine Delaney has become the first Tasmanian transgender woman to be recognised on the Honour Roll of Women — an award given to those…

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Added on: 03/07/2021
3/7/21
Revellers usually line the city’s streets for a huge parade but plans were altered this year over Covid-19 concerns. Some 36,000 attended the stadium event instead –…

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Added on: 02/28/2021
It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a…

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Added on: 02/17/2021
02/16/2021
A ‘throuple’ who created legal history after being allowed to name three dads on their children’s birth certificates has spoken about their unique family. In a landmark…

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Added on: 01/23/2021
The fallout from Margaret Court’s controversial Australia Day honour has continued, with a Canberra doctor handing back her own award in protest. Clara Tuck Meng Soo says…

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Added on: 01/06/2021
NZ’s New Year’s Honours list has recognised the immense achievements of Pacific leaders after a challenging year. Thirteen Pacific leaders working across a diverse range of industries…