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Aids Candelight

Two AIDS Candlelight Memorial events will be be held in the Northern Territory this weekend. Around the world, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for global action to end HIV/AIDS. The Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council will …

AFL Players IDAHOT Marriage Equality

Players representing every AFL and AFLW team have signed a petition supporting marriage equality to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) today (May 17). The players have partnered with the Equality Campaign to call on footy fans to join them in pledging their support for a change to Australian marriage laws. …

Chechnya Vigil

More than 800 Melburnians attended a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night to stand in solidarity with gay and bisexual men reportedly being persecuted in Chechnya, organisers said. Vigil co-ordinators Adam Pulford and Catherine Barrett said they were overwhelmed with the turnout in Melbourne’s Federation Square, the day before the International Day of Homophobia, Biphobia and …

iDAHOT

Queensland’s Noosa, Ipswich and Scenic Rim councils will fly rainbow flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. IDAHOT is a day recognised around the world to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced around the world and events are held to send messages of acceptance and inclusion to queer people. Noosa …

Candlelight Vigil

A candlelight vigil to raise money for the victims of a reported campaign of gay persecution in the Russian region of Chechnya will be held on the Sunshine Coast. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, …

Read the apology in full below Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised to the LGBTI people convicted under the state’s unjust laws against homosexuality. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1990, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and ability …

Read the apology in full below Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised to the LGBTI people convicted under the state’s unjust laws against homosexuality. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1990, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and ability …

PrEP

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations has welcomed a government commitment to make HIV prevention medication PrEP available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme if it wins approval at a key meeting in July. PrEP, short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and also known by its brand name Truvada, is a once-daily pill that has been shown to …

Chechnya

The federal government has blocked a motion moved by the Greens in the Senate to condemn the persecution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Human rights groups claim at least 100 men in the Russian region of Chechnya are being detained because of their sexuality and violently tortured in secret prisons. On Wednesday Victorian …

Marriage Equality

The federal government has allocated $170 million to its failed marriage equality plebiscite in Tuesday night’s budget. “The Australian government remains committed to a plebiscite in relation to same-sex marriage, despite the Senate not supporting the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016,” the budget paper reads. “To this end, the Australian government will provide $170 million …

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