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hatersville lil nas x straight pride gay penguins

The haters went crazy this week and the knives came out in Hatersville. A month of Pride taunted and tormented the  homophobes who believe LGBTIQ people should be out of sight and out of mind. From Straight Pride to gay penguins and people deleting ‘Old Town Road’ because Lil Nas X is gay. What a …

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nivea

Major advertising agency FCB reportedly dropped client Nivea over an alleged homophobic remark by the beauty company. AdAge reported on the break-up. Reportedly, a Nivea marketer rejected an advertisement that showed two men touching hands. The company representative allegedly said no because, “Nivea doesn’t do gay.” Prior to that, the relationship between the two companies …

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religious freedoms bill scott morrison israel folau

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last night responded to questions about Israel Folau’s fight against Rugby Australia. He addressed the controversy after questions from ABC 7.30 host Leigh Sales about the proposed religious freedoms bill.  Update A new book by political commentator Nikki Savas about the battle that saw Scott Morrison become Prime Minister, says his …

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freedom and equality shelley argent religious freedom

Shelley Argent OAM is the National Spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She is one of the most effective advocates for the human rights of LGBTIQ people in Australia. As such, Shelley played a leading role during the Australian campaign for marriage equality. She believes fervently in freedom and equality for …

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Magda Szubanski Israel Folau

Israel Folau (he who we avoided naming for days now) made headlines for who knows how many days running today.  However, today’s headlines come in response to his defence of  prominent gay rights activist Magda Szubanski.  The former footballer came to her defence in response to a plea from Julia Baird on Twitter. After Julia’s …

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Elton John putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently told  The Financial Times that his country has no problem with gay people.  Elton John released a letter on Facebook accusing Putin of hypocrisy. Putin’s statement ignored Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law which causes immense prejudice and harm to the country’s LGBTIQ citizens. Also his regime continues to turn a blind …

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israel and acl 1972

A 1972 Letter to the Editor of The Canberra Times reads like Israel and the ACL wrote it yesterday. Despite all the progress in the world on human rights since 1972, some people learned nothing. Referencing a missive from St Paul, this time to the Romans, the correspondent, of course, threatens death to homosexuals. Context …

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Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, the modern LGBTIQ rights movement began after LGBTIQ rioters fought back against a police raid on an illegal Mafia bar called the Stonewall Inn. Out of that grew the gay liberation movement which gave birth to our modern LGBTIQ communities. On the Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary, we look back on how …

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aaron schock anti-gay

An onlooker filmed former US Republican congressman Aaron Schock slipping a note into a stripper’s briefs last Saturday night. Renowned for his anti-gay voting record and lavish personal expenditure of tax payer dollars, Schock resigned from Congress in 2015. Scroll down for vid. A later congressional ethics investigation showed he used taxpayer funds for lavish …

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jesus martyn iles israel folau australian christian lobby

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby and Israel Folau like to discuss the Bible. Although neither is a minister of religion, they are two of the most prominent Christians in Australia today. When they discuss the Bible or the teachings of Jesus Christ, they both  invariably mention homosexuality. So one might assume a preoccupation …

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