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adelaide lord mayor george duncan decriminalisation

Adelaide’s Lord Mayor has honoured the memory of Dr George Duncan, whose tragic 1972 death precipitated South Australia’s nation-leading decriminalisation of homosexuality. Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor on Monday unveiled a new sign sharing Dr Duncan’s story, next to his permanent memorial near the Adelaide University footbridge on Victoria Drive. July 20 would have been the …

south australia gay conversion therapy ban

South Australia’s Labor opposition is working on a bill that would outlaw harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy” in the state. Debunked “conversion” therapy practices involve attempting to change, alter or suppress sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual means. South Australia’s Shadow Human Services Minister Nat Cook (pictured) is drafting legislation to outlaw the …

adelaide university sharks rugby union gay rugby bingham cup

South Australia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team the Adelaide University Sharks has set its sights on the Bingham Cup after making their debut at the weekend. Last year Adelaide University Rugby, the state’s oldest rugby club, launched the first gay and inclusive male rugby team. And on Saturday, the team made it onto the …

south australian attorney general vicki chapman

A Greens MP has called on the South Australian government to finally abolish the so-called “gay panic” defence for murder. Currently, the partial defence of provocation allows a heterosexual man accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge if they claim they lost control and the violence was “provoked” by a non-violent homosexual advance. …

adelaide pride walk vandal

A vandal has spray-painted a religious message along Adelaide’s rainbow Pride Walk pathway. The rainbow-painted footpath is located in the city’s Light Square, and forms a timeline of significant dates for the state’s LGBTIQ community. Photos and video on social media show white text reading “Jesus loves you” spray-painted across many of the path’s landmarks. …

sex with robots adrian cheok fraser anning penny wong

Adrian Cheok, a South Australian professor who ran as a candidate for the Conservative Party of former Senator Fraser Anning in the Federal election, received a Queen’s Birthday honour in the 2019 awards. Cheok advocates for a return to ‘traditional values’ and also for sex with robots. He attacks fellow South Australian Penny Wong as …

south australia gay hate crime victims David Saint and Robert Woodland

Police say advances in DNA technology may provide answers to two unsolved murder cases in South Australia that are believed to have been the result of gay bashings. On April 16, 1991, David Saint, who was commonly known as John, was bashed to death in Adelaide’s south parklands. In 2004 the body of 36-year-old Robert …

Adelaide Pride Walk 2

Adelaide’s rainbow-coloured “Pride Walk” has been updated to include another major milestone for the LGBTI community: marriage equality. The painted pathway in Light Square in the CBD was installed in 2016 and includes a timeline of significant LGBTI events in the state, including the first pride march and the decriminalisation of homosexuality. On Thursday, an …