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A Gold Coast dentist has appeared in court after allegedly using a metal dog collar to choke a man during a Grindr meetup. The court heard dentist Hilary Leonard Knight, 68, and his co-accused, Braddon Ian Carter, plead not guilty to charges including deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning in bodily harm, AAP reported. It …

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A bill to allow transgender and gender diverse Victorians to change the sex marker on their birth certificate without surgery has passed its first vote. Trans rights advocates cheered the passage of the amendment to the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act in the state parliament’s lower house on Thursday. Equality minister Martin Foley …

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The Reverend Chris Tyack writes of his experience of and in the Anglican Church and in particular of his memories of Father Trevor Bulled, openly gay priest for many years at Fortitude Valley’s Holy Trinity Church. For many LGBT+ people over 40, the Church represents an ancien regime of unhappy memory. My own relationship to …

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Australia’s peak body of transgender health professionals has called out The Australian newspaper’s “biased” reporting of trans issues. The News Corp newspaper was criticised this week for the transphobic coverage, grouped in a new “Gender” section on its website. Headlines in the section include “They’re castrating children”, “Sex not a matter of belief”, and “Corrupting …

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A group of Melbourne Anglicans have said a push by a bishop to bless same-sex marriages would strain church unity “to breaking point.” Bishop Parkes of the Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta will put the proposal to his synod at the end of the month. He wants to be allowed permission to bless same-sex couples who …

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A Brisbane rally opposing anti-discrimination exemptions for religious groups in the name of “religious freedom” will be held this weekend. The rally will call on the Morrison government not to “further entrench and broaden discrimination” with new “religious freedom” laws. “Discrimination cannot be tolerated under the guise of religious belief or any other basis,” the …

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One Nation’s NSW leader Mark Latham has slammed a Drag Queen Story Time event promoting inclusion and diversity as “inappropriate”. Latham took aim at city council libraries in Kogarah in Sydney’s south and Erskineville in the inner-city for hosting the events. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, he demanded Education Minister Sarah Mitchell issue a directive …

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A police officer who was repeatedly denied a transfer to the same city as her female partner has lost her discrimination claim against the Australian Federal Police. Detective Sergeant Kathryn Richens claimed the Australian Federal Police discriminated against her due to her relationship with female officer Senior Constable Emma-Kate McPherson. She had sought more than …

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LGBTIQ advocates have lashed The Australian newspaper for “appalling” coverage of transgender issues in a new “Gender” section on its website. Headlines in the new section include “They’re castrating children”, “Transgender project ‘out of balance’”, “Sex not a matter of belief”, and “Corrupting kids’ thinking”. “Medicalisation of gender is dividing our society and abusing our …

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Anti-transgender group Binary Australia are sending hundreds of schools information packs for parents to “protect” children from “radical transgender indoctrination”. Binary director Kirralie Smith announced the plan to combat “transgender speakers, de-gendering language, pronoun police, explicit sex education programs and inappropriate library books” in schools. Smith plans to distribute the packs to 500 P&C groups …

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