These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


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We are looking for people from LGBTIQ communities to take part in a 12-15 minute survey exploring the issue of domestic and family violence in the LGBTIQ+ communities. The survey is conducted by Enhance Research on behalf of the Queensland Government. Your responses will be purely confidential and will be used for research purposes only. …

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Conservative activist Marijke Rancie – known on Facebook as the “Political Posting Mumma” – issued an apology to an LGBTIQ advocate who sued her for defamation. Rancie posts material to her Facebook page railing against same-sex marriage, transgender rights and LGBTIQ-inclusive education. In December 2017, Rancie targeted queer youth organisation Minus18 and their event producer …

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A brewery in Victoria has apologised for posting a meme slammed by Facebook users as homophobic and offensive. Southern Bay Brewery, in Geelong, Victoria, posted the “beer meme” on Monday night. The post read: “Non-alcoholic beer – you mean gay lemonade?” But within an hour the brewery pulled the post after a backlash on its …

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A Victorian surgeon charged with raping a fellow doctor after he allegedly “stealthed” him while having sex has been allowed to keep treating patients. The prominent surgeon, whose name has been suppressed, was arrested and charged by Victoria Police last September over the incident in mid-2017. “Stealthing” is the non-consensual removal of a condom during …

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Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

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Warning: distressing language Homophobic and transphobic threats and jokes are still tolerated by some in Victoria Police ranks including senior officers, according to a new report released on Friday. The report, by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, found a lack of trust in internal reporting processes and “poor management responses” hindered LGBTIQ …

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City of Sydney councillors observed a minute’s silence on Monday night to memorialise gay activist and Mardi Gras ‘78er Ron Austin, who passed away a month ago. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore also honoured Austin’s “outstanding” contribution to Mardi Gras and his long history of LGBTIQ activism with the following tribute. I pay tribute to …

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One of the biggest fears of people living with HIV is having to disclose their status to their employer, risking possible discrimination. The good news is that in most professions, you are not legally required to tell an employer, or prospective employer, that you are HIV positive with only a few exceptions, the main one …

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Israel Folau has let down many of his young fans with his recent social media posts despite knowing the harm anti-gay comments can cause, an academic who has previously worked with the Wallabies star has said. Folau attended a code of conduct hearing on Saturday to determine whether Rugby Australia has grounds to sack him …

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Over 10 glorious days in September, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers shines as Australia’s most beautiful event. And this year there’s exactly 176,030 reasons why – that’s how many seedlings and bulbs will bloom between September 21 and 30, creating the spectacular canvas that is just part of this incredible event. It’s one that has …

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