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A bizarre homophobic and transphobic flyer distributed to letterboxes in the Sydney suburbs of Hurstville and Campsie ahead of the state election has been referred to the NSW Electoral Commission. The anti-gay flyer instructs voters “Do Not Vote Labor” and is written in poor English with both Chinese and Arabic translations. “Do not vote Labor …

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AFL umpire rainbow flags

By Erik Denison, Monash University “I was happy to fill out your survey, mate, but I hate to tell you, I don’t think you’ll find much discrimination in rugby; I think you may need to study a different sport.” You might think this is not what a researcher, examining how to end homophobic language in sport;  …

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Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

Recently, QNews Magazine revealed something of the character of Phyllis Cilento after whom the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is named. The Queensland Government are currently conducting a poll seeking feedback on whether to change that name. Social media discussion shows both those for and against the change have one point of agreement – that Phyllis …

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Homophobic Assault

A couple has been left battered, bloodied and bruised after being set upon by their neighbours in a vicious homophobic attack. Italian Mauro Padovani, 46, and his Italian-American husband Tom Freeman, 59, were assaulted outside their home in Ghent, Belgium. Padovani told Corriere.it that he is still shocked by the severity of the assault, which …

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Perth Musician Pogo Homophobic

Perth based electronic music producer Pogo has come under fire from fans after a vile video of him talking about his homophobic attitudes resurfaced on social media. Pogo, a.k.a Nick Bertke, became a viral star online with his remixes using samples from classic Disney films like Alice and Wonderland and Toy Story. His viral videos …

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Homophobia

The Ad Standards panel has cleared Meat & Livestock Australia’s Summer Lamb campaign of being either racist or homophobic. MLA’s campaign, Lamb Side Story, which turned the wars between Australia’s left and right factions into a satirical West Side Story-style musical, was labelled in a complaint as “offensive”, “outdated”, “racist” and “homophobic”. The ad includes …

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A series of vile, homophobic letters have been sent to a same-sex couple on the Sunshine Coast. Kirk Muddle and his partner Andrew, who live in Maroochydore, were sent the letters on A4 sheets of paper. The notes suggested that gay people should be “castrated” and that the couple are unable to look after their …

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iPhone users in Russia have only recently been introduced to Siri (Apple’s voice-interactive personal assistant) and users have quickly found that there are some things that Siri doesn’t like to talk about – and this includes anything to do with LGBT issues. One user took to youtube to take Siri to task over here apparent …

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