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The Victorian Government has announced a grant of $100,000 to the Victorian Pride Centre

The Victorian Government has announced a grant of $100,000 to the Victorian Pride Centre to tackle the issue of isolation for LGBTI young people in rural Victoria. “Our newly established website is now going to be able to feature a virtual platform of mental health resources and information for socially or geographically isolated young LGBTI …

LGBTI equality campaigners have rallied outside a Liberal Party fundraiser in Melbourne

Around 100 LGBTI equality campaigners have rallied outside a Liberal Party fundraiser in Melbourne to protest the appearance of tennis legend Margaret Court as a special guest. Court’s boycott of Qantas over its same-sex marriage support and comments linking gay and transgender people to Nazis and the devil sparked a national furore last month. “Margaret …

just.equal

just.equal campaigner Ivan Hinton-Teoh has told a touching story of how he came out to his grandmother in the first of a new series of videos by the advocacy group featuring LGBTI Australians’ stories. The new series “#IfTheyOnlyKnew” aims to “inspire Australians to be champions for change” and in the first video, posted to the …

Culture Club frontman Boy George has recorded a cover of The Village People’s classic “YMCA” for a good cause. The singer, who is currently in Australia as a judge on The Voice, partnered with YMCA Australia to reimagine the iconic song for their “Why Not?” campaign to shine a light on youth issues. YMCA Australia …

divorce bill of rights lgbtiq

State and territory governments have been urged to repeal laws that force married transgender Australians to divorce if they want their birth certificate changed to reflect their gender identity. New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory all require married transgender people to divorce their spouses before their birth certificate can …

Same-Sex Marriage support Marriage Equality

It was ten years ago tomorrow that the first poll showed majority support for marriage equality in Australia. The polling, commissioned by activist group GetUp! and published in June 2007, found that 57 per cent of Australians agreed that gay couples should be allowed to get married, with 37 per cent opposed. On the poll’s …

Brisbane Tritons

Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley on July 1. The competition will bring together the Tritons’ rivals the Sydney Stingers and the Melbourne Surge as well as Australia’s brand new inclusive water polo team, the Perth …

Senate Chechnya Motion Dean Smith Penny Wong

Federal senators have joined forces to support a motion calling for stronger international action against the persecution of LGBTI people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The motion, put forward by Liberal Senator Dean Smith and Labor Senator Penny Wong on Thursday, welcomed the Australian Government’s repeated expressions of concern to the Kremlin about the …

LGBTI Parliamentary Friends Group 2 - Warren Entsch, Francis Voon, Janet Rice, Dr Emma Campbell, Travis LinWu, Graham Perrett

Liberal MP Warren Entsch has said he expects the Coalition party room to discuss marriage equality again “very shortly,” and all he wants is the opportunity to vote. The north Queensland MP (pictured, right) is a strong supporter of marriage equality and has repeatedly called for a free vote on the issue in parliament. Pointing …

non-English speaking backgrounds engage in positive and respectful conversations about marriage equality

New resources created to help Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds engage in positive and respectful conversations about marriage equality were launched by federal MPs and The Equality Campaign at Parliament House today. An event hosted by the Parliamentary Friendship Group for LGBTI Australians introduced the resources that feature key messages and approaches to promote civil …

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