LGBTIQ groups want ‘affirming’ religious discrimination bill

Attorney-General makes ‘religious freedom’ LGBT pledge

Fr Rod Bower’s response to anti-gay heckler

Poll reveals little support for Religious Freedoms Bill

Make voices heard on religious discrimination

Call to protect anti-discrimination laws

Albanese: cut LGBTIQ references from Labor policy

Prime Minister: Employers should respect beliefs

Folau comes to defence of Magda Szubanski

Ian Thorpe and boyfriend Ryan Channing split

1972 calls – Hey Israel and ACL – come home

Australian LGBTI human rights – we must act now!

Sally Rugg: “judging in lesbian” on Q&A

Australian Christian Lobby sets up Folau donation site

Folau’s GoFundMe page shutdown. Now Sashay away

‘Just a Mum’ by Shelley Argent with Leanne Edmistone

Australian National News

GoFundMe israel folau

A GoFundMe page set up this week seeks $3,000,000 in donations for former football player, Israel Folau. The former sportsman wants the $3 million to fight Rugby Australia over the termination of his contract. Despite earning millions of dollars in his career, Folau says he needs help to fund his legal battle. Rugby Australia recently …

sports inclusion project monash university erik denison

World-first research by Monash University examines motivations for homophobic and sexist slurs in sport and potential solutions. Researchers presented their findings at the Tenth International Conference on Sport & Society at the Ryerson University in Toronto Canada tonight. Earlier today, Erik Denison, lead researcher of the Sports Inclusion Project gave us an insight into the …

Star Observer

Late last night QN Magazine published a story announcing the sale of Sydney’s Star Observer LGBTIQ newspaper. The story was premature. QN Magazine took the story from a news site from an established Sydney publisher. The press release stated that, after the purchase of the Star Observer, the publication would move into his offices and …

Gosford Anglican Church Israel Folau's tirade

Gosford Anglican priest Father Rod Bower took aim at the most recent Israel Folau tirade in a sign posted outside his church. The popular priest targeted Folau after the now former footballer again attacked gay and transgender people. Father Rod’s signs are well-known throughout Australia for his uncompromising messages on social issues and politics. His …

Senator Nita Green

Newly elected Senator Nita Green today issued a statement on her election to the Federal Senate. “I am incredibly honoured to be elected as a Senator for Queensland,” she said. Nita defined her role as “representing all Queenslanders, especially those who live outside the South East corner.” Last year, she moved to Cairns with her …

high court sperm donor

The High Court today reaffirmed an earlier court decision in favour of a sperm donor. It ruled that a child conceived in 2006 must remain in Australia. The decision overturns an appeal won by the child’s mother and her wife. The man, known in court as Robert, donated sperm to his friend under the belief …

israel hellfire folau fire-and-brimstone

Former rugby player Israel ‘Hellfire’ Folau ummed and aahed his way through a sermon at his father’s church in Sydney yesterday. The multi-millionaire former Mormon, now Pentecostal, addressed his usual fire-and-brimstone subject matter. Scroll down for the vid. However, as a fire-and-brimstone prophet of doom warning of the hellfire of eternal damnation, Folau lacks fire. …

stock photo female and male cafe workers penalty rates preparing coffees

Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

rainbow flags at pride parade

I have noticed an interesting phenomenon amongst people. In my observation, when one group of people begins to gain more freedom and privilege, they step on the groups they perceive as just below them. I’ve seen migrants do it to refugees, the poor-turned-financially-secure do it to the strugglers, and even people in my own community …

openly gay nrl player ian roberts and wallabies star israle folau

Ian Roberts, the first Australian NRL player to publicly come out as gay, has issued an emotional plea to Israel Folau as the Wallabies star fights to save his career. Folau attended a code of conduct hearing on Saturday that will determine whether his Rugby Australia bosses have grounds to sack him after he posted …

james faulkner instagram photo

Australian cricketer James Faulkner has clarified he is not in a same-sex relationship after an Instagram caption was “misunderstood”. The Tasmanian all-rounder (pictured, centre) sparked a social media frenzy when he shared a photo of himself with “boyfriend” Rob Jubb and mother Roslyn to Instagram on Monday. “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend @robjubbsta and my …

sexually suggestive emojis

Whether it’s an eggplant, peach or even a love heart, emojis are supposed to be a fun way to communicate and even flirt. But workers are warned against sending suggestive emojis to colleagues. It could cost their job and leave them defending a sexual harassment claim. Emojis include suggestive objects like eggplants and peaches, which …