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evie macdonald first day abc me tv series

Teenage transgender actress Evie Macdonald is heading for the small screen in a groundbreaking role. The teenager (pictured, left) made headlines in 2018 when she appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project to challenge Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s remarks about trans people. Responding to Morrison’s infamous ‘gender whisperers’ tweet, Macdonald said: “There are thousands of kids …

attorney general christian porter religious discrimination bill religious freedom

LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the Morrison government for again delaying law changes to protect LGBT students and staff at faith schools. Last week, it emerged federal Attorney-General Christian Porter quietly delayed the reporting date of a legal inquiry into faith schools’ ability to expel LGBTIQ students or refuse enrolment from same-sex families. Prime Minister Scott …

transgender student high school transgender flag stock photo

The Queensland Human Rights Commission has unveiled two new guidebooks to help transgender and gender diverse students and their schools. The QHRC’s Trans@School guides cover topics including names and pronouns, records, medical information, toilets, uniforms, and sports. Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall said the guides came about following increasing inquiries from schools and students. …

pauline hanson one nation leader senator senate

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has introduced a bill to stop schools “indoctrinating” children with “non-traditional” concepts like LGBTIQ issues and climate change. Senator Hanson claims “biased” teachers are teaching young students “skewed versions of history and science, and sexualised school programs”. Hanson says she is seeking to ban “skewed versions of history taught as …

hillsong church schools tour petition schools change.org

Over 18,000 people have signed a Melbourne mum’s petition to stop Hillsong Church from preaching to public school students on a planned national “Schools Tour”. The megachurch has removed a page from its website detailing the planned tour of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and NT schools in 2020. The church claims to have given “life-giving messages …

unisex toilets

Brisbane’s Sunday Mail reported today that the new Fortitude Valley State Secondary College will feature unisex toilets. Year 7 students at the new school will use self-contained cubicles complete with personal hand basin. The seven-story vertical school due to open on St Pauls Terrace in 2020 will feature unisex cubicles with shared basin facilities. Unisex …

gay dads teacher sacked utah

A substitute teacher in the US was fired after allegedly telling a student, excited about being adopted by his gay dads, that his parents were “nothing to be thankful for” because homosexuality is “sinful”. The unidentified teacher was working at Deerfield Elementary School in Utah late last month. She asked the primary school class what …

california catholic high school students protest walk out discrimination

Two hundred students at a California Catholic school staged a walkout to support a lesbian classmate after staff allegedly threatened to out her to parents. Senior student Magali Rodriguez said she’s one of two openly LGBTIQ students at Bishop Amat Memorial High School. The other student is her girlfriend. The pair started dating and they …

us high school teacher peter vlaming virginia transgender religious discrimination

A US high school teacher sacked last year for refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns is now suing school officials for religious discrimination. In the lawsuit, filed this week, French teacher Peter Vlaming said he was fired by West Point High School in Virginia after refusing to use “he” and “him” pronouns when …

Pope Francis catholic church schools vatican

The Vatican has advised Catholic schools that transgender identities are “momentary desires” and an “annihilation of nature”. The 31-page teaching guide, titled Male and Female He Created Them, was released this week, in the middle of Pride Month. The document seeks to address a perceived “educational crisis” around “gender theory” and sex education. It rejects …

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