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poets cafe never come back

Last Sunday, at the end of Pride month, during the worst health crisis in a century and as the world grapples with racial discrimination through the Black Lives Matter movement, the owner of Poets Cafe in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, chose the moment to demand an inter-racial pair of lesbian health workers leave his cafe …

supreme court plaintiffs aimee stephens donald zarda gerald bostock

Aimee Stephens, Gerald Bostock and Donald Zarda are the three LGBTIQ plaintiffs whose cases prompted a landmark US Supreme Court anti-discrimination ruling. In a major civil rights victory, the court ruled existing laws protect LGBTIQ people from workplace discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Advocates are also celebrating the three …

asha couch for the love festival music festival perth homophobic discrimination

A security guard at Perth’s For The Love music festival allegedly kicked out a queer woman from their event because she was kissing her female friend. Asha Couch was told that she and her friend had to leave because they were “too intoxicated”, she claimed in a Facebook post. But Couch said neither of them …

margaret court and burundi flag

Infamous homophobe Margaret Court is making headlines again today after her church set up a consulate for Burundi — an anti-gay African regime.  The Federal Government approved the consulate despite the African Republic of Burundi’s homophobic reputation. Now, you can find the honorary WA office listed on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. …

stop the raids sex worker rights day respect inc #decrimqld

Grab your red umbrella! On Tuesday — International Sex Worker Rights Day — #DecrimQLD and Respect Inc invite allies to the Stop the Raids rally at Southport. In the last six months, police charged more than 30 people for sex work related offences. The charges followed raids and also undercover entrapment. In response sex workers, …

the man taylor swift

In ‘The Man’, Taylor Swift’s latest video, she continues the Swiftian tradition of getting payback on anyone who ever done her wrong. However, this time, rather than swipes at exes, Tay Tay takes on the patriarchy. Taylor is no Tammy Wynette standing by her man. Sometimes, it’s hard to be a woman and Taylor is …

Locals in the Croatian town of Imotski cheered as they burnt an effigy of a gay couple and their baby to a crisp. See the footage below. People of the town decorated the effigy and paraded it through the streets before setting it down to burn. The two men depicted were kissing and wrapped in …

1800forked ir claims miles heffernan

Industrial Relations Claims recently took a harder approach in their advocacy for workers and contractors. I asked Miles Heffernan from IR Claims about the reason for the company’s new phone number, 1800FORKED. “I’m sick of the bullshit. We’ve been in this game a long time, and we still see employers simply ignoring worker’s rights. This …

us ambassador to zambia

Following an ongoing dispute with the government over gay rights, the State Department recalled the US ambassador to Zambia. Last month, Ambassador Daniel Foote expressed dismay at the jailing of two local gay men. A judge sentenced them to 15 years each for a consensual private sex act in 2017. A worker at a holiday …

US man burns pride flag,receives 16 years prison

An Iowa man will spend 16 years behind bars after stealing a local church’s LGBTIQ flag and setting it alight. Adolfo Martinez, 30 stole the LGBTIQ flag from the Ames United Church of Christ in Iowa back in June. Then Martinez doused the flag in lighter fluid and burnt it outside of a strip club …

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