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Albanese government must not snub LGBTIQA+ issues at Jobs Summit

LGBTIQA+ advocates have written to the Albanese government to express their concern that next week’s Jobs and Skills Summit may snub the challenges in employment faced by LGBTIQA+ Australians. Next week, employers will meet with the Albanese government and unions to discuss solutions to lift wages, jobs security and skills shortages. Earlier, the government released …

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‘Years in the making’: NT to change laws to protect LGBTQ teachers

Equality advocates have welcomed an NT government proposal to reform anti-discrimination laws, including to protect LGBTQ teachers. The NT government released an exposure draft proposing changes to the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act for public consultation. Among the dozens of proposed amendments is a change to section 37a, that currently provides religious institutions the right not …

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Nollywood star protests stoning sentence for 3 gay men

Nigerian Nollywood star Yul Edochie took to Instagram yesterday to protest the stoning sentence imposed on three Nigerian men for gay sex acts. An Islamic sharia court in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi sentenced the men to death by stoning in June. Despite Nigeria’s secular constitution, the government allows sharia courts in the predominantly …

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Intersex woman sues after ‘cruel treatment’ in men’s prison

An intersex woman has lodged a discrimination complaint after suffering “cruel and degrading” treatment when authorities put her in a men’s prison. South Australian authorities put the complainant in a male prison, despite a judge recommending she serve in a women’s facility, a tribunal heard. The woman has lodged a discrimination complaint against the Department …

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One in three LGBTIQ Australians are undecided about their vote

National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia has revealed one in three LGBTIQ+ voters is either undecided or considering changing their vote at next month’s federal election. Equality Australia has released their major survey of over 5,000 LGBTIQ+ voters ahead of the May 21 election. The group says the results represent the views of an estimated 850,000-strong …

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‘End your marriage’: Gay man sues Anglican Church for discrimination

A gay man who says he was forced to give up his role at a regional Anglican Church has taken legal action after the Dean allegedly told him and his husband they had to “end their marriage” and “live as friends”. Peter Sanders was formerly the musical director and organist at St Mary’s Anglican Church …

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Lesbian forced out of army will address Royal Commission

Decorated army veteran Yvonne Sillett will appear at the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide on Monday. Yvonne was driven out of the Australian Army over her sexuality three years before the government changed policy and allowed gays and lesbians to serve. Yvonne says on the Discharged LGBTI Veterans’ Association website (DLVA) that she …

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Gay Catholic priests staged a ‘mass coming out’ to protest church

More than 120 priests, officials and employees of the Catholic Church in Germany have outed themselves as LGBTIQ to protest discrimination so they can “live openly without fear” in the church. The group of 125 people included priests, religion teachers and administrative employees. They identified themselves as the supporters of a new initiative #OutInChurch calling …

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Labor must stop the mixed messages on the Religious Discrimination Bill

Federal Labor is sending mixed messages about the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, writes Brian Greig. Labor must stop sitting on the fence. For months last year, it has said it will not comment on the Religious Discrimination Bill until it is tabled. Then it was tabled. Now Labor says it will not comment until …

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Uniting Church speaks out against Religious Discrimination Bill

The Uniting Church in Australia has spoken out against the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, declaring the latest draft “does not achieve the balance needed to protect all people.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the third version of the controversial bill to Parliament last week. But LGBTIQ advocates and legal experts panned the Bill for …

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