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homophobia


MCC Brisbane Anti-gay vandalism

The inclusive MCC Brisbane church in New Farm has been hit with anti-gay vandalism for the second time in less than a month. Earlier this month, vandals spray-painted a large grey swastika over the rainbow flag on MCC’s street-facing sign. The vandals returned to the Merthyr Road Uniting Church building over the weekend to deface …

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Kansas Republican Ron Highland

Kansas Republican lawmaker Ron Highland has withdrawn his support of anti-gay bill after his daughter shamed him in an open letter posted online. Highland (pictured) was one of six Republican co-sponsors of the anti-gay Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act, which refers to same-sex marriages as “parody marriages” that the state should not legally recognise, NBC …

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Rainbow Jerseys Pride Cup LGBTIQ+ inclusion Israel Folau

The CEOs of 11 Victorian sporting organisations and clubs will this week unite to make a “Pledge of Pride” for LGBTIQ inclusion, as more and more clubs and codes host their own rainbow “Pride Cup” events. The Pledge of Pride is an initiative of Pride Cup Australia, and it’s a way of sporting clubs demonstrating …

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freddie mercury and rami malek

By Laurie Marhoefer, University of Washington Millions of people will tune in to the Oscars to see Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, compete for best picture. There are already a lot of people cheering against it. Bohemian Rhapsody has been dogged by accusations of homophobia, and the film’s director, Bryan Singer, …

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BBC lgbt reporter Ben Hunte

BBC LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte has said he’s shocked about the level of homophobic and racist abuse he has received online since he started the new role at the broadcaster late last year. During a panel discussion during the UK’s National Student Pride, Hunte opened up about the negative reaction he had gotten since he …

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Erik Denison

Monash University researcher Erik Denison has received a Victorian Sport Award for his work on a world-first trial of a program designed at end homophobic language in sport. The Victorian Sport Awards honours outstanding contributions to sport in Victoria across 19 categories, and Mr Denison (pictured, second from right) was awarded the inaugural Peter Norman …

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Jussie Smollett

Actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct after he claimed he suffered a homophobic and racist assault in Chicago last month. “Felony criminal charges have been approved by [Cook County State Attorney’s Office] against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report,” Chicago Police …

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US President Donald Trump

The Trump Administration has announced it plans to campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide. The campaign will be headed by the US’ highest-profile openly gay diplomat Richard Grenell, who is currently the US Ambassador to Germany. Mr Grenell kicked things off in Berlin earlier this week by flying in LGBTIQ rights campaigners from across …

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The Court Hotel

Management at Perth pub The Court Hotel have responded to a petition by members of the local LGBTIQ community who say the longstanding gay venue is no longer safe for its queer patrons. The Change.org petition, which has close to 2000 signatures, have called on the venue to crack down on homophobic behaviour or remove …

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queer textbooks

By Annamarie Jagose, Lee Wallace and Victoria Rawlings, University of Sydney Recently, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) — the peak professional body for Australian English teachers — published a special issue of the journal English in Australia entitled “Love in English.” It addressed the continued marginalisation of some genders and sexualities within …

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