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lyle shelton acl drag storytime petition wendy francis

Sixty percent of the first 200 respondents to an anti drag storytime petition on the Brisbane City Council website do not live in the city. Wendy Francis, Queensland Director of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) set up the petition yesterday. Lyle Shelton promoted the petition on Facebook. When a commenter asked Francis on Facebook about …

clive palmer united australia party candidate Tony Hanley

One of Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party candidates in the ACT, Tony Hanley, has been slammed for homophobic and racist comments he allegedly posted to a now-deleted Facebook page. In a Facebook post from late March published by ABC News, Hanley referred to lesbian women as “fem-nasties”, “dykes” and “big fat fugly chicks”. The UAP …

gay conversion therapy

ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has committed to banning the dangerous and discredited practice of “gay conversion” therapy. “The ACT government will ban gay conversion therapy. It is abhorrent and completely inconsistent with the inclusive values of Canberrans,” Fitzharris said. “The ACT Government isn’t aware of these practices being undertaken in the ACT, but we …

Rainbow Families Photo

Rainbow families from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory will travel to Canberra next month to discuss marriage equality with MPs at Parliament House and to push for the government to abandon its proposed plebiscite on the issue. The Rainbow Families group is seeking a small number of families from across …