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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite

new south wales liberal candidate allan green

A Liberal party candidate who suggested on social media that same-sex marriage would spell the end of Mother’s and Father’s Day and called for same-sex couples be banned from adoption has said he does not hold those views. In a series of posts between 2010 and 2015, Allan Green, the Liberal candidate for the west …

federal election 2019 brisbane Liberal MP Trevor Evans, Labor candidate Paul Newbury and Greens candidate Andrew Bartlett

QN Magazine asked each of the candidates for the seat of Brisbane, “If elected to represent Brisbane at the 2019 Federal Election, what specific commitments can you make to the LGBTIQ voters of that electorate to work towards the improvement of their lives?” See their responses below. Trevor Evans, Liberal Since I was elected to …

Hares and Hyenas queer bookstore armed police

Victoria Police have admitted to “stuffing up” a bungled raid on Melbourne queer bookstore and bar Hares and Hyenas that left an innocent man seriously injured. Armed police broke in through the garage of the premises on early Saturday morning. Bookshop owners Crusader Hills and Rowland Thomson posted on Facebook that the heavily armed police …

King of the Catwalk Brunei social media influencer

Openly gay Filipino social media influencer Sinon Loresca flew to Brunei a few days ago. Loresca is a model and social media influencer. He posted a photo of himself at an airport in a revealing blue gown, high heels and tiara, writing, “On my way to Brunei.” Once in Brunei, the King of the Catwalk …

Australian Christian Lobby LGBT Conversion Therapy 60 Minutes

Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Martyn Iles claims banning LGBT conversion therapy discriminates against Christians. I read a blog article today. It was by Martyn Iles, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. It concerns his interview for a forthcoming 60 Minutes feature on LGBT Conversion Therapy. In the article, he defends the practice of …

queensland author benjamin law and trans advocate georgie stone

Author Benjamin Law and trans youth advocate Georgie Stone will be special guests at an upcoming event in Toowoomba to benefit the LGBTIQ community in the region. Rainbow Connections will be a free one-day event promoting regional action on LGBTIQ+ issues, and organisers say it has been designed to help bridge the gap in the …

Amnesty International transgender people China

A report from Amnesty International states that transgender people in China rely on self-medication for hormone treatment. In some cases, they even attempt dangerous self-surgery. Discrimination and laws classing transgender people as having a mental illness drive them to desperate measures. “China is failing transgender people,” said Amnesty International China researcher, Doriane Lau. “The authorities …

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said he backs Rugby Australia’s tough action against Wallabies star Israel Folau for his social media posts about homosexuals. The airline is a major sponsor of Rugby Australia, and Joyce told the Australian Financial Review he was “quite happy” with the action taken against Folau. “We don’t sponsor something to …

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Canada will reduce its blood donation deferral period for men who have sex with men to three months. From June 3, gay and bisexual Canadian men will only need to abstain from having sex with another man for three months – instead of 12 – in order to be eligible to donate blood, Health Minister …

Guptal Singh 2019 Federal Election Homophobic Slurs

Thursday night finally saw Guptal Singh disendorsed as Liberal candidate for Scullin. After resisting pressure to dump him over homophobic slurs, the Liberal Party finally relented over other comments. Guptal Singh made the homophobic slurs, likening same-sex marriage to paedophilia, during the 2017 Marriage Equality debate. He was, until Thursday, the Liberal candidate in the …

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