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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite

Magda Szubanski Israel Folau

Israel Folau (he who we avoided naming for days now) made headlines for who knows how many days running today.  However, today’s headlines come in response to his defence of  prominent gay rights activist Magda Szubanski.  The former footballer came to her defence in response to a plea from Julia Baird on Twitter. After Julia’s …

Senior Constable Brenton Erkens-Goss lgbtiq police liaison

Victoria Police LGBTI Liaison Officer Senior Constable Brenton Erkens-Goss took his own life on Friday. One of over 100 Victoria Police LGBTI Liaison Officers, Brenton worked diligently to tackle prejudice-motivated crimes and family violence. Further, he worked to build rapport and trust with the LGBTI community. The loss of the officer came about because he …

ian thorpe ryan channing

Ryan Channing confirmed to The Daily Telegraph last night that he and boyfriend Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe recently split. The model described the breakup as friendly. Yes, the rumours are true, we have parted ways. It has all been very amicable. We have stayed friends. Ryan revealed he moved out of the home he shared …

victorian pride centre

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots saw the Victorian Pride Centre cement LGBTIQ pride into the Australian landscape. The centre chose the anniversary to lay the cornerstone of South-East Asia’s first Pride Centre. Previously, in early 2018, the centre announced the winning design for an architecturally iconic building on the site. The centre planned …

israel and acl 1972

A 1972 Letter to the Editor of The Canberra Times reads like Israel and the ACL wrote it yesterday. Despite all the progress in the world on human rights since 1972, some people learned nothing. Referencing a missive from St Paul, this time to the Romans, the correspondent, of course, threatens death to homosexuals. Context …

drag story time australian christian lobby

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) recently lashed out at community drag story times. They claimed the “adult entertainment” events will make cis kids think they are trans. Drag story times are family-friendly events that see drag queens reading to young people in libraries and other public spaces. The events enjoy increasing popularity. Recently, the Northern …

trans job expo fitted for work

Melbourne community organisation Fitted for Work will host a special trans job expo for this Monday July 1. Fitted for Work designed the Transgender Women Job Preparation Expo to help people find and keep work. Trans and gender diverse women and non-binary people are all welcome to attend. During the day, the Brunswick expo will …

stonewall riots 50th anniversary equality tasmania

Equality Tasmania plan a commemoration marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City for Hobart Friday evening. The Stonewall Riots saw patrons of the Stonewall gay bar fight back against repeated police raids on the LGBTI venue. Many now recognise the riots as the beginning of the modern LGBTI rights movement. …


The current debate about protecting religious freedom feels uncannily like John Howard’s ban on same-sex marriages in 2004. We have to act now to ensure the outcome is different. LGBTI human rights in Australia are now under the worst threat since 2004. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania Looking back through …

Norm Self porn

84-year-old retired clergyman Norm Self embarked on a new career last year – as a porn star. He appeared alongside two adult film ‘veterans’ in his first film. Norm is also a veteran – a Korean War Navy veteran. “It was splendid! How could it not be?” said Norm of the shoot. “A blessed rural …

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