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Huge change to allow more gay blood donors in the UK

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A Fortitude Valley venue went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday following a social media post from a co-owner. Shay Hayston, from Froth on Brunswick in Fortitude Valley’s California Lane, earlier posted a cafe docket titled ‘Two very annoying Asians’. He also added a caption to the docket. “OMG, I love my staff.” Social …

joel wilkinson gold coast suns

Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

Tasmania Ben Jago discrimination case

Gay Tasmanian man Ben Jago, who was wrongly denied next-of-kin status by the Coroner after the death of his same-sex partner, has lost a Tasmanian Supreme Court case. Ben Jago’s partner of five years, Nathan Lunson, died by suicide in January 2015. After his partner’s death, police and the state’s Coroner failed to recognise Jago …

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Every New Year’s Day, Cadbury’s resurrect an ovate chocolatish confection filled with fondant known as the Cadbury Creme Egg. This year, the egg managed to inspire petitions on both sides of the Atlantic. And not the usual ‘shops put Hot Cross Buns out earlier every year’ type of whinge. These complaints arose because bigots feel …

national survey

Religiously affiliated schools in NSW can sack LGBT+ teachers, but in Tasmania, they can’t. Researchers from the University of Tasmania say that difference has a profound impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. The researchers are conducting a national survey — the first major study of this kind in Australia. Government-funded organisations with religious affiliations …

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Earlier this year Saputo Dairy Australia announced they would ‘retire’ the name of COON Cheese. The decision follows a long campaign by Aboriginal academic and social justice advocate Dr Stephen Hagan. Previous owners defended the brand name based on the claim that cheesemaker Fred Walker named the cheese in honour of Edward Coon, the inventor …

Miss Transqueen India

Fashion designer Shaine Soni accepted the crown of Miss Transqueen India on Saturday night. She previously volunteered as a stylist and coach for the competition. Unable to stage the pageant in 2020 due to COVID-19, the pageant founder chose Shaine Soni to represent India in Miss International Queen 2021. Pageant founder Reena Rai says Miss …

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A major change to blood donation rules for gay and bisexual men across the UK will allow more of them to qualify to donate blood. Currently, UK men who have sex with men can only donate blood if they’ve been celibate for three months, even while in a monogamous relationship. However the new criteria focus …

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 …

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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 …

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