Conservatives split Anglican church in protest of same-sex marriage

Yee hah! Allegations of Hillsong cowboy culture

Gay and bi men prioritised in Australia’s monkeypox vaccine rollout

Gay guy pleads for advice after finding homophobic dad on Grindr

‘Window of opportunity’ for Australia to avoid big monkeypox outbreak

Chief Medical Officer makes big call on monkeypox in Australia

Lifeblood eased one blood donor rule, but ‘gay blood ban’ remains

Deni Todorovic partners with ANZ to announce new ‘Mx’ title option

Uncle Jack Charles asked to prove Aboriginality

Census sees Christianity drop and first same-sex marriage count

‘In the dark’: Census slammed for snubbing LGBTIQ+ Australians

LGBTIQ advocates warn of ‘garbage data’ from latest Census

‘Let us give’: New plea to end Australia’s gay blood donor ban

Outing Rebel: Sydney Morning Herald parties like it’s 1978

LGBTIQ advocate Shirleene Robinson gets Queens Birthday honour

ANZ announce six weeks of gender affirmation leave for employees

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Just.Equal calls for Australia to abandon gay blood donor ban

An urgent appeal for more blood donations has reinvigorated debate about Australia’s blood donor policy. A surge in cases of flu and COVID-19 has seen the nation’s stock of blood fall to critical levels. This week, Lifeblood is calling on 17,500 Australians to roll up their sleeve The shortage has been attributed to appointment cancellations …

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Business Council CEO apologises to transgender community

Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott has apologised to transgender and gender diverse colleagues on behalf of the business community for the “cruelty and unfairness” of the federal election campaign. Jennifer Westacott issued the apology in a powerful speech at this year’s Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards in Sydney on Friday. The ceremony is hosted …

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Coles supermarket makes big move for transgender staff

Supermarket giant Coles has announced that trans and gender diverse staff who are transitioning will be entitled to up to 10 days of paid gender affirmation leave. The supermarket giant’s legal and safety chief David Brewster said the policy change is an important step for the company’s commitment to workplace inclusion. “We know that we …

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Megan Barnard after outing: It’s OK to be gay

Fox Sports presenter Megan Barnard says, “It’s OK to be gay,” in an interview with News Corp about her outing by former colleague Tom Morris. Morris outed Megan Barnard in a social media message. “Unfortunately, she’s a lesbian. Lads, Megan Barnard, she’s f_cking hot as. My view, the hottest girl at Fox by a long …

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Ian Thorpe’s former partner Ryan Channing dies in Bali

Skincare entrepreneur and former partner of Ian Thorpe, Ryan Channing died this week in Bali after recently suffering from health issues. Ryan Channing had been holidaying in Bali’s Seminyak area and died after being taken to the BIMC Hospital on May 8. A former model and law student, Ryan Channing started dating Ian Thorpe in …

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First long-acting injectable HIV treatment added to the PBS

The first long-acting injectable treatment for HIV, Cabenuva, is now on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, making it more accessible to Australians living with HIV. The drug, produced by ViiV Healthcare, is a combination of Cabotegravir and Rilpivirine and administered by injection once every two months to suppress the virus. The federal government listed the drug …

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Citipointe Christian College stopped very specific student support

The now infamous Citipointe Christian College stopped very specific student support during the controversy about its now-cancelled enrollment contracts. The latest controversy arises just a week after news of a more recent but still discriminatory contract. The Guardian reports on a letter sent to teachers by the college principal earlier this year. Brian Mulheran reportedly …

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LGBTIQ+ uni students more likely to suffer sexual assault and harassment

Australian universities must prioritise the safety of LGBTIQ+ students after shocking new survey findings, peak group LGBTIQ+ Health Australia said. Last year, the Social Research Centre surveyed 43,819 university students for the National Student Safety Survey. Results this week show one in six Australian university students had experienced sexual harassment since starting their degree. And …

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Houston we have a problem. Hillsong church founder quits

Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston reportedly quit at 4 am this morning, ahead of a meeting of the church’s Australian board. The Hillsong church’s acting head announced the founding pastor’s resignation during an emergency online staff meeting. Prior to the resignation, an internal investigation found Houston behaved inappropriately towards two women. Pastor Phil Dooley also …

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CSIRO announces gender affirmation leave for trans employees

Australia’s peak science agency the CSIRO has announced it will give transgender employees access to paid gender affirmation leave. Under the new category of leave, staff can take time off for medical appointments before and after surgery, as well as for administrative tasks such as changing birth certificates and documentation. “The Gender Affirmation leave provides …

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Australia urged to accept Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ refugees

National lobby and advocacy group Just.Equal Australia wrote to Immigration Minister Alex Hawke last week urging him to accept Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ refugees. Previously, a US diplomat warned of a Russian kill list that includes LGBTIQ+ community members. Many Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ community members remain in the country following the Russian invasion. Some enlisted in the Ukrainian …

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Why doesn’t disgraced drunk driver Tim Smith just STFU

Disgraced Victorian Liberal MP Tim Smith doesn’t seem to understand that some people should lie low for a while. That would include drunk drivers who crash their cars into other people’s houses. Tim Smith crashed his Jaguar outside a child’s bedroom last year while more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit. The MP resigned from …

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