Human Rights Law Centre people

The Human Rights Law Centre has called on the Victorian Government to establish a Hate Crimes Act to provide legal protection for LGBTIQ people. The HRLC has released a report, a year on from the marriage equality postal survey, to highlights the negative impact of hate speech and hate crimes during the survey on the …

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Rainbow Rights WA

Western Australia has passed laws to allow people charged under unjust homosexual laws to have the convictions removed from their criminal records. The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting their employment, travel and adoption. While people affected …

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HIV AIDS red ribbon

A new guide to benefit Queensland people living with HIV has been released to help them understand legal issues around disclosure of their HIV status. The Disclosing your HIV status guide, prepared by the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in partnership with Queensland Positive People (QPP), contains the most up-to-date and accurate information about relevant law …

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Rainbow Labor Tasmania join a rally for LGBTIQ pride parade in the state

Tasmanian Labor members have voted at their state conference to call for transgender people’s gender confirmation surgery to be covered by Medicare. Local advocate Dana Endelmanis addressed the conference on Sunday to speak about the difficulty she experienced reconciling her gender identity in her youth, growing up in the state’s north-west, The Examiner reported. “Trans, …

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Call Me By Your Name

Armie Hammer, one of the stars of Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name, has assured fans a sequel to the queer romantic drama is on the way. “I would say that it’ll happen because there are already people working on it and trying to make it happen,” he told Variety. “It was such a collaborative, …

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living with hiv CWC Sportsman Hotel

A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will again grace the stage at this month’s CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by Queensland drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including Dame …

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Queer eye Holding Emmy

The cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye have celebrated the show’s first three Emmy Award wins. The acclaimed makeover show took home the award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday. “This show is so important, thank you for what this fab five are doing to help the LGBT movement,” creator …

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Brisbane Festival Qweens on King

Eight Brisbane same-sex couples have tied the knot in a history-making public ceremony kicking off both the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Pride Festival last weekend. One of the couples who took part in the event is Christian Leatherbarrow and Brad Hicks, who said “I do” on stage dressed in drag at the Qweens on King …

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Hannah Mouncey

Hannah Mouncey has said she will not nominate for the upcoming AFLW draft, citing the ongoing “enormous” toll the process has taken on herself and her friends and family. The 28-year-old transgender footballer made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. “There are a number of things I can’t risk by continuing this fight, which …

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Prime minister Scott Morrison

LGBTIQ advocates have said they will lobby the Senate to block any move by the federal government to weaken existing anti-discrimination protections under the guise of “religious freedom”. On Saturday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison indicated his support for introducing laws to “protect religious freedom” in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. Morrison said a …

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