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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 …

Pop Psychology

Pop psychology might better be described as psychobabble, because the uninformed teachings of self-taught ‘experts’ only serve to limit our human potential. Do you have an intellect, or just the box it came in? Let’s stop limiting ourselves and others. I often hear people artistic friends state that creativity trumps intelligence. But are we compelled …

lyle shelton queensland lnp brisbane catholic schools gender

Brisbane Catholic schools’ use of gender-neutral descriptions of God during prayer has infuriated “religious freedom” campaigner Lyle Shelton. Shelton was responding to a Courier-Mail report that schools are replacing terms such as “Lord”, “Father”, and “Son” with terms like “Creator”, “Godself”, and “the Holy Spirit”. For instance, Stuartholme in Toowong has replaced the word “himself” …

rainbow hub brisbane lumious parade lgbtiq

Brisbane’s Rainbow Hub is a social group offering international queer students in Brisbane a safe, happy space. At the Hub, students can celebrate identity and diversity without discrimination or judgement. Students will join the LUMINOUS Lantern Parade this year. Together with regular events at the Hub, the students participate in large social events throughout the …

university of the sunshine coast usc pride network

The University of the Sunshine Coast is offering a $1,500 bursary to an LGBTIQ student to aid their studies. USC say the grant will recognise a student’s efforts contributing to an inclusive culture on campus. It will provide financial support to a LGBTIQ student and demonstrates a commitment to promoting greater campus understanding. The Sunshine Coast …

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