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National LGBTIQ advocacy group Equality Australia has released responses from the Coalition, Labor and the Greens on more than a dozen policy areas affecting the LGBTIQ community ahead of the upcoming federal election. The parties’ responses have all been published on the Equality Australia website, and cover 18 different areas including discrimination, health, education, intersex …

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The Coalition has said it will work with the states to end the practice of harmful “gay conversion therapy” after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dismissed national action on the issue on Tuesday. The harmful practices attempt to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means, and it’s been …

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2018 Queen's Ball Awards

There are just a few days left to nominate your community heroes for an honour at this year’s 59th annual Queens Ball Awards. The long-running event will return to the Brisbane City Hall in June, and seventeen community awards are on offer this year’s ceremony, with nominations closing this Friday (April 26). The Brisbane Pride …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison and federal opposition leader Bill Shorten are the target of a new petition urging Australia to take a raft of actions against the nation of Brunei over its anti-gay laws. The new petition by just.equal, a national LGBTIQ+ rights group, calls on whomever wins government at the election on May 18 …

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Labor leader Bill Shorten

Federal Labor has committed to “ending the practice” of discredited “gay conversion” therapy if the party wins next month’s election. The harmful practices attempt to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means, and have been condemned by major health bodies around the world. Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus …

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“You can stand under my umbrella.” In Umbrella, Rihanna sings about love as in ‘lurve’ — mad romantic passion. But let’s talk about love as in mad sexual passion — making love. It’s time we talk about sex and taking shelter from STIs. Like most great passions in life, sex comes with risks. Those risks …

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Tennis champion and Christian pastor Margaret Court has defended Israel Folau, who she says is being persecuted for his religious beliefs. Folau will appear before a code of conduct hearing on May 4 in a bid to avoid being sacked by Rugby Australia after he claimed on social media “hell awaits” homosexuals and suggested transgender …

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The world’s largest study of bisexual people to date, led by La Trobe University in Melbourne, has examined why bisexual Australians experience higher rates of psychological distress than their heterosexual and homosexual peers. The Who I Am study, findings of which were recently published in the Australian Journal of General Practice, surveyed more than 2,600 …

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Chinese Owned Grindr Fails

Poor old Grindr. The world’s leading gay hook-up app is in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Hook-ups gone wrong… the Chinese government perhaps spying on personal data… Let’s put Grindr back in the headlines for the right reasons — the message fails it’s famous for. We all know size matters. We need …

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Kristy Johnson Tasmanian DEMONISE TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Tasmanian transgender advocates have called on the state’s Premier to stop Upper House election ads that lump together transgender law reform and child abuse under the policy of “protecting your children”. Liberal candidate for the Upper House seat of Pembroke, Kristy Johnson, has published newspaper ads (pictured) that declare one of her three top priorities …

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