LGBTIQA+ Australians

Veteran activist Rodney Croome looks at likely outcomes for LGBTIQA+ Australians in the event of a Coalition, Labor or minority government. It’s not hard to predict what each of the possible election outcomes will mean for LGBTIQA+ people. Here’s what I foresee when I consider the parties’ behaviour over the last three years, together with …

2022 Federal Election

Rodney Croome spells out his hopes and fears for the 2022 Federal election and the strategies he believes will move equality ahead despite the challenges faced by the LGBTIQ+ communities. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for Just.Equal Australia. He has campaigned for LGBTIQ+ rights in every federal election since 1990. The 2022 federal election is …

religious discrimination bill protest rally community action for rainbow rights carr sydney prime minister scott morrison

Will the Religious Privilege Bill return and will it pass if it does? They’re questions I’m asked constantly. But before I answer them, let’s consider what’s in that Bill now it has passed the Lower House. Rodney Croome is a long-time Australian LGBTQ+ human rights advocate. He is a recipient of the Order of Australia …

Religious Privilege Bill kill the bill! election survey

The infamous Citipointe College contract banning gay and trans kids has thrown a hand grenade into the national debate about Scott Morrison’s Religious Privilege Bill. Fill out the Just.Equal election survey and let’s Kill the Bill! Rodney Croome is a board member of Just.Equal Australia. Suddenly, millions of Australians can see what kind of bigotry …

Religious freedom Bill

The Great Backlash, the Religious Discrimination Bill is here and it is literally killing us. Lunatic laws rolling back LGBTIQ+ discrimination protections and attacking trans people have been proposed in NSW and will inevitably spring up in other states. Nationally, we face the looming threat of the Religious License-to-Discriminate Bill that will take away the …

election of Joe Biden lgbtiq vision

Joe Biden has a bold agenda for LGBTIQ equality. The new American president’s LGBTIQ vision highlights discrimination in the Coalition’s policies as well as Labor’s lack of commitment. In 2020 most Australians viewed the US with a mix of horror and pity. In 2021, LGBTIQ Australians and our allies will view it with envy. The …

lgbtiq human rights

Rodney Croome and Brian Greig predict LGBTIQ rights battles will heat up in 2021, with big challenges and opportunities ahead. They say it’s time to get more allies on board and focus on local campaigning. Rodney Croome and Brian Greig are long-time Australian LGBTIQ human rights advocates. Both are recipients of the Order of Australia …

reparations anti-LGBTIQ laws

Rodney Croome says governments owe reparations to people convicted under Australia’s former anti-LGBTIQ laws. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for Equality Tasmania and just.equal It’s time to talk about financial reparations for historic persecution of LGBTIQ+ Australians. Two issues sparked this conversation: compensation for victims of Australia’s former laws against homosexuality, and redress for survivors …

Rainbow Isle

When it comes to LGBTIQ legal rights, Tasmania is another country. The Rainbow Isle enjoys the most robust LGBTIQ human rights protections in Australia. Indeed, the gulf between Tasmanian laws and those in many other states is astonishing. Even more remarkably, Tasmania arrived at this point after coming from well behind. It was the last …

election of Joe Biden lgbtiq vision

For LGBTIQ Australians, the election of Joe Biden in the US provides some valuable lessons from America. 1/ Moral panics ultimately don’t work. Donald Trump tried and failed to win re-election.  In part, his strategy relied on hyping fears that religious freedom is under threat and cruelly discriminating against trans folk. In fact, the percentage …

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