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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


Greens senator Janet Rice

The Australian Greens have announced a suite of LGBTIQ policies in the lead-up to the federal election, which will be held before the end of May. The policy platform, unveiled on Friday by the party’s LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice and Victorian Greens candidate Adam Pulford, cover discrimination, health, homelessness, and conversion therapy. Rice said …

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tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions “insane” and “cheating”. And she’s not alone. Several other prominent women athletes have also used social media, mainly Twitter, to voice their concern about the eligibility of transgender women in sport, including former British swimmer Sharron Davies, double Olympic …

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syringe medication injection drug

A monthly injection to treat HIV has been found to work just as well as daily pill regimens in two initial trials. The results of two trials by company ViiV Healthcare were presented at an HIV research conference last week and showed the injectable antiretroviral treatment, a combination of drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine, was just …

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The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney

Young LGBTIQ women in New South Wales are reporting experiencing high or very high levels of psychological distress, according to new research from the periodic Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) released this week. The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney, collected data from nearly 1300 participants in 2018, ranging …

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Casey dellacqua birth baby boy

Retired Australian tennis champion Casey Dellacqua has welcomed a baby boy, her third child. The 34-year-old shared the happy news on her Instagram account, revealing she and partner Amanda Judd named their newborn son Jesse James. “Bursting with joy and our hearts are so full with the safe arrival of our beautiful son Jesse James …

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Cardinal George Pell convicted

Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in jail for the “brazen and forceful” child sexual abuse of two choirboys in the 1990s. A jury convicted Pell, 77, in December of orally raping a 13-year-old choirboy and molesting another while he was Archbishop of Melbourne at St Patrick’s Cathedral in late …

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US President Donald Trump

LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the Trump administration for a policy that will require most transgender troops and military recruits to serve in the gender they were assigned at birth and ban them from transitioning. The memo outlining the policy, signed by Pentagon official David Norquist, says the new limits must be implemented within 30 days, …

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mr gay pride australia 2019 rad mitic

Melbourne man Rad Mitic has been crowned Mr Gay Pride Australia 2019 at Daylesford’s ChillOut Festival at the weekend. The 36-year-old Melbourne man won the annual competition, beating runners-up Liam Davies from New South Wales and fellow Victorian Prashant Bhatia. The competition’s participants competed in seven social media and face-to-face challenges, including interviews in front …

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You might have heard about the story that broke last week — a second person “cured” of HIV. Nicknamed the “London patient,” he underwent a cancer treatment which prevented the virus from re-infecting his donor cells, thus effectively clearing his immune system of all trace of HIV. Newspaper front pages loudly proclaimed that he is …

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aboriginal indigenous flag

LGBTIQ advocacy group Rainbow Territory has called for the Northern Territory government to urgently progress anti-discrimination law reform after recent allegations of racial segregation in Alice Springs. Last week ABC News reported local hotel Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis allegedly instructed employees to direct guests from Aboriginal communities into designated rooms for the same price …

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