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hugh sheridan hospitalised sexuality gay bisexual essay

Social media abuse saw actor Hugh Sheridan hospitalised for mental health treatment during the past week. Previously, an Instagram post led to the postponement of a season of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring the actor. The Daily Mail reports the backlash over his casting to take on a role some characterise as transgender included …

stroke charity stroke support & awareness

A stroke charity which frequently targeted the LGBTIQ+ communities for donations voluntarily revoked its registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) on 5 November. On the same day, the founder and then Vice President of the charity posted on Facebook at 8.28 am asking for donations.  QNews reported earlier this year on Stroke …

online bullying galop

Research by GALOP finds 80% of LGBTIQ people experience online bullying. The bullying includes threats of violence and threats to out people.  The 700 respondents to the survey came from across the United Kingdom. 58% of the reported incidents occurred on Facebook and  34% on Twitter. Of the remainder, 19% occurred in the comments sections …

Josh Manuata

The Australian newspaper today named Josh Manuatu, a staffer to Energy Minister Angus Taylor, as responsible for obtaining false figures on City of Sydney council travel. The newspaper also claims Manuata forwarded those figures to the Daily Telegraph. The ongoing controversy began when Taylor claimed that Clover Moore’s City of Sydney Council spent $15.9 million …

workplace bullying

Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. So, we should all aim to stop workplace bullying. However, many people do not understand what bullying is, or the remedy. Both state and federal laws protect employees from workplace bullying and harassment. Workplace bullying and harassment can debilitate victims. Indeed, it can lead to health issues, …

Jamel Myers

A nine-year-old boy died by suicide after he came out as gay and faced bullying from classmates at his primary school, his grieving mother says. Jamel Myles’s mum Leia Pierce discovered her son dead at their Denver home on Thursday, and a coroner’s report released this week confirmed Jamel’s cause of death as a suicide, …

Jacqueline Ullman

Workplace discrimination against LGBTIQ teachers in New South Wales is relatively widespread and taking a toll on their psychological wellbeing, according to new research. Of the just-over 1000 LGBTIQ teachers who participated in the study conducted by Western Sydney University and the NSW Teachers Federation trade union, 42 per cent of them reported experiences of …

Josh Manuatu

A gay teenager accuses a staffer for Senator Eric Abetz of using his personal Facebook page to publicly humiliate him. Josh Manuatu also used an image of the minor beside a message originally sent to him in a private forum. Joshua, 17, took issue with Manuatu after he went for the jugular of the “PC …