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‘The closet I built ended up a cage’: LGBTIQ mental health at work

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The ABC’s kids drama series First Day, starring transgender actress Evie Macdonald, has won an International Kids Emmy Award. In the show, Evie (pictured above left) plays Hannah Bradford, a 12-year-old transgender girl, who is navigating starting at a new high school as her authentic self. First Day premiered on ABC ME in March 2020, …

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Queensland’s Department of Education has defended a prestigious Brisbane secondary school after a student-led Change.org petition took aim at “negative experiences” of its LGBTIQ students. The petition created by a student at Toowong’s Queensland Academy For Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) calls for an apology for previous “failures” in supporting them. The school recently held …

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A religious school in Adelaide, Southern Vales Christian College, has defended its policy banning the hiring of gay teachers. The school stipulates in an information pack for prospective employees that anyone same-sex attracted won’t be hired, 9News has reported. “Our beliefs are such that we do not accept that homosexuality is appropriate,” the document says. …

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Students have staged a walk-out at a Christian school in Colorado after a gay volleyball coach accused the school of forcing him out of his job. Inoke Tonga explained the details in a social media post. He said school officials pushed him out of the job during a tense meeting at Valor Christian High School. …

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A teacher at a Christian school who came out as gay and was sacked has spoken out as the government prepares a new draft of the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. Steph Lentz said she began teaching at Covenant Christian School in the Sydney suburb of Belrose in 2017. She said it was her first job out …

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New Australian research has found alarming rates of homophobic language and harassment in schools, with students reporting teachers rarely intervene. Jacqueline Ullman is an Associate Professor in Adolescent Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing at Western Sydney University. Her new study Free2Be … Yet? surveyed Australian high school students identifying as LGBTQ+ diverse. The report surveyed 2,376 …

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Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are eligible to apply for a $1,100 grant to aid their studies. Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard sponsors the bursary, which is available to female students within the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of more than 30 academic grants …

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A petition with more than 110,000 signatures opposing Mark Latham’s anti-transgender education bill has been delivered to a group of NSW Labor and Greens MPs. New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham has caused outrage with his Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. The Upper House MP says his bill seeks to “outlaw …

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A teacher who says she was sacked from a Sydney religious school for her sexuality has opened up about the “devastating” experience. Karen Pack worked at Morling College, a Baptist education institution in Sydney, for two years. However after telling work colleagues about her engagement to longtime partner Bronte Scott last year, Karen says she …

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A Sydney protest rally will oppose Mark Latham’s “cruel and inhumane” proposed legislation banning recognition of transgender students in schools. The One Nation state leader introduced his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill to the NSW Upper House last August. Advocates warn the bill, if it’s passed, would ban all recognition of trans and …

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