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Liberal MP apologises after saying Greens candidate ‘too camp’ to win

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Stealthing nonconsensual consom removal

The ACT yesterday criminalised stealthing – the nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex. The passage of the legislation makes the ACT the first Australian jurisdiction to explicitly outlaw nonconsensual condom removal during sex. 1 in 5 MSM stealthed A 2018 Monash University survey of patients who attended Melbourne Sexual Health Centre found one in …

order of australia

Canberra’s Doctor Clara Tuck Meng Soo, yesterday wrote to the Governor-General, returning her Order of Australia Medal. Dr Soo took the step to protest Margaret Court receiving a second, higher Order of Australia. Dr Soo wrote that the Council for the Order of Australia sent the wrong message by again honouring Margaret Court. “By giving …

ellen reed brisbane singer

A new music video for Ellen Reed’s You Have Been Warned shows glorious footage of the Brisbane singer performing at YES!Fest, Canberra’s annual LGBTIQA+ street party. YES!Fest started spontaneously on the night of the marriage equality result in 2017 when some 6000 people descended on Canberra’s Lonsdale Street. It has since become an annual – …

chief minister andrew barr act labor

Canberrans awoke this morning to a front-page photo of Chief Minister Andrew Barr walking into an election victory party holding the hand of his husband Anthony Toms. The election saw ACT Labor build on earlier victories to win a sixth term of government. Andrew Barr and Anthony Toms entered the post-election victory party to the …

act liberal mp mark parton greens candidate jonathan davis

ACT Liberal MP Mark Parton has apologised for describing his Greens electoral opponent as “too camp” to win the seat. The serving MP told Greens candidate Jonathan Davis he was “too camp for Tuggeranong” when the pair met last weekend. Tuggeranong, and the pair’s electorate of Brindabella, are located in Canberra’s south. Davis told The …

act chief minister andrew barr gay conversion therapy chris csabs

The Australian Capital Territory’s Chief Minister has announced his government plans to ban “gay conversion therapy”. “Conversion therapy” refers to debunked and dangerous practices to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or transgender identity, using psychological or spiritual means. The announcement is part of the ACT’s new “action plan” for the territory’s LGBTIQ community. …

ky ruprecht petition gay blood donation policy red cross blood service

A gay couple from Canberra are petitioning for changes to the Red Cross Blood Service’s “outdated” donation policy restricting gay men from donating blood. Change.org petitioner Ky Ruprecht said his partner Connor went to donate at a Red Cross van, but was turned away. At the time, Connor was not even aware of the deferral …