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LGBTIQ conversion

Within fifteen years of the word ‘homosexual’ coming into common usage, the search for a cure was in full swing. Indeed, LGBTIQ conversion therapists are nothing new. There is a long and undistinguished history of quacks attempting to profit from social prejudice against LGBTIQ people. 7 minute read In 1903 the Brisbane Truth mocked the …

transgender woman detained at airport twitter video

A trans woman has taken to Twitter to open up about her experience being detained at an airport. She was travelling to see her family over the Thanksgiving period when she was stopped and detained by airport personnel. The trans woman, Lilah, tweeted a video of herself walking through the airport in tears. “It’s so …

Boston man attacked with shovel and box cutter, stitches

A Boston man had his face sliced open with a box cutter in what he says was a vicious homophobic hate attack. The victim, 25-year-old Victor, said he knew his alleged attacker. He told 7 News Boston 58-year-old Eddie Smith had harassed him on many occasions in the past. However, it was Victor’s response of …

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LGBTIQ rights campaigner Garry Burns has accused Israel Folau of “homosexual vilification” in a complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. Burns wrote to the board’s president on Sunday to complain about Folau’s infamous Instagram post in which he warned “hell awaits” homosexuals. The longtime activist also argued Folau’s sermon linking the bushfire crisis and …

homosexual flotilla

Hungary announced this week it will not participate in Eurovision 2020. The Hungarian government remained guarded in their response. However, András Bencsik, a pro-government media personality welcomed the move, describing Eurovision as a ‘homosexual flotilla’.  Maybe something got lost in translation, but a fear of gays in boats seems just a tad irrational. Admittedly, Eurovision …

worker gay boss pay cut discrimination

A man has sued his boss for discrimination after he allegedly slashed his worker’s salary to bring his pay into line with “other females” after learning he was gay. Two weeks after joining New York events company Eventique, worker Wesley Wernecke opened up about his sexuality and told colleagues he was gay. However, boss Henry …

st louis missouri keith wildhaber gay discrimination

A US jury has awarded $20 million ($AU29 million) in damages to a Missouri police officer repeatedly denied a promotion for his “gayness”. St Louis County Police Sgt Keith Wildhaber filed the discrimination lawsuit after he was denied a promotion numerous times and told to “tone down your gayness.” The officer wanted a promotion to …

lesbian woman banned from aged care volunteering discrimination royal commission

An 84-year-old lesbian aged care volunteer was left “devastated” after she was told she couldn’t visit residents due to her sexuality. The woman, known as Malloy, said she was “horrified” when reprimanded by the facility where she had regularly volunteered. This week, she told the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety she …

transgender healthcare discrimination hospital ward bed stock photo

Many transgender Australians avoid healthcare out of fear of discrimination and abuse and it’s putting their lives at risk, new research has found. La Trobe University PhD student Lucille Kerr surveyed 537 trans and gender diverse people across the country on their experiences in the Australian health system. “We’ve found people being refused care, experiencing …

attorney general christian porter religious discrimination bill gay conversion therapy

The Uniting Church in Australia has warned the Morrison government’s draft religious discrimination bill would “diminish protections” for LGBTIQ Australians and others. In a submission to government on the draft bill, the Uniting Church’s national leaders warn the bill “leans too heavily in favour of religious freedom over other rights”. The Church takes aim at …

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