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Japan LGBT

More people in Japan are coming out as LGBT than ever before, according to a recent study. An online survey of 60,000 people aged between 20 and 59 conducted by advertising agency, Dentsu shows that at least 1 in 11 people or 8.9% now identify as LGBT. In comparison, the same survey in 2012 showed …

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A Sydney high school student has come out as gay to a standing ovation from classmates and teachers at an assembly at his Catholic school. Then-17-year-old Finn Stannard chose to share his journey to accepting his sexuality with more than 1,500 people at Sydney school St. Ignatius’ College earlier this year, and his moving speech …

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LGBTIQ, workplace

There are legal provisions protecting LGBTIQ people from discrimination, harassment and vilification in the workplace. But despite this, research suggests that almost 40 per cent of LGBTIQ Australian workers don’t share their LGBTIQ identity with their colleagues at work. So for those who have not yet come out, here some thoughts and strategies for taking …

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Challenges Of Coming Out Later

The challenges older men face coming out as gay is the focus behind new research in New Zealand. Gay Men Coming Out Later in Life, a thesis written by Auckland University of Technology Professor Quentin Allan, gives a unique insight into the lived experiences of Kiwi men who, having spent most of their lives in …

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Entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins' son, model and socialite Christian Wilkins

Model and socialite Christian Wilkins has opened up about why he never felt the need to come out to his father, Channel 9 entertainment presenter Richard Wilkins. Christian told News.com.au that he was “never in” the closet and disagrees with the pressure on people to reveal their sexuality. “I have never said to either of …

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Stock photo of two work colleagues with notepad, pen and laptops working

Just over half of LGBTIQ workers say they are comfortable being out at work, according to a new study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Forty-six percent of the LGBTIQ workers say they are closeted at work, compared to 50 percent in 2008. In the HRC’s survey of 1,615 workers who were both gay and …

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councillor Christine Forster

Sydney councillor Christine Forster has given her advice on how to come out as gay to your work colleagues. Speaking on the Thinkergirls podcast, Forster explained to a listener who had started at a new job how to come out as gay to his colleagues. Caller Jason explained he works as an industrial painter and …

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A teenager has told the touching story of how her mother finally embraced her daughter’s bisexuality after the pair watched the gay drama film Love, Simon together. The film stars Nick Robinson as Simon (pictured), a high school student struggling with his sexuality until he meets someone online from his school who’s going through the …

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Supportah

A new study has warned of just how dangerous it can be for LGBTIQ young people to hide their sexuality. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that 46% of the closeted teenagers reported suicidal thoughts or behaviours, compared to 22% of those who were open about their sexuality. The researchers …

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Sir Ian McKellen has marked the 30th anniversary of his coming out with a celebratory tweet. “I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest,” the 78-year-old Lord of the Rings star tweeted. “Today is the 30th anniversary …

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