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Who is welcome at Pride? The Just.Equal Pride survey

The Just.Equal Australia Pride survey will inspire better policies regarding inclusion at Pride events. Pride stomps all over shame and social stigma. It promotes dignity and visibility. In the years since the Stonewall Riots, Pride has been a major building block of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Previously marginalised and disadvantaged communities have harnessed Pride to first …

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Advocates welcome Labor policy platform – but cautiously

LGBTIQA+ lobby group Just-Equal welcomes improvements to the Labor platform on LGBTIQA+ rights — but cautiously. Just-Equal President Brian Greig says Labor must go much further. Draft Labor Platform Labor distributed a draft platform to delegates last week ahead of the party’s 49th National Conference. The conference takes place at the Brisbane Convention Centre from …

Just.Equal calls on government to deliver on LGBTIQ Human Rights Commissioner pledge

Advocacy group Just.Equal Australia has welcomed the appointment of Professor Anna Cody as Australia’s new Sex Discrimination Commissioner, but says a dedicated LGBTIQ Human Rights Commissioner is still needed. In 2013 the Gillard Labor Government added marital or relationship status, sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status as protected attributes to the existing Sex Discrimination …

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LGBTIQA+ progress under Albanese Government in 2023

Progress on LGBTIQA+ rights under the Albanese government will come from grassroots community activism and from MPs outside the government. Australian human rights activist Rodney Croome AM is a leading advocate for the rights of LGBTIQA+ people in Australia. He is the co-founder of Equality Tasmanian and of Just.Equal Australia. Rodney has been involved in …

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Call for LGBTIQA+ Commissioner on Human Rights Commission

Until 2018, Labor Party policy called for the appointment of a dedicated LGBTIQA+ Commissioner to the Australian Human Rights Commission. But it appears, in the face of unrelenting right-wing demonisation of the LGBTIQA+ communities, Labor’s feet became a little chilly in the years since. In September, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus described federal LGBTIQA+ human rights work …

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Survey examines how LGBTIQA+ Aussies & allies voted

A new survey from Just.Equal Australia aims to determine how LGBTIQA+ Aussies and their allies voted in the recent federal election. Scroll down for a link to the survey. It takes just three minutes to complete. Anecdotal evidence during the election campaign suggested the LGBTIQA+ communities saw this as a critical election. Numerous social media …

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Just.Equal calls for Australia to abandon gay blood donor ban

An urgent appeal for more blood donations has reinvigorated debate about Australia’s blood donor policy. A surge in cases of flu and COVID-19 has seen the nation’s stock of blood fall to critical levels. This week, Lifeblood is calling on 17,500 Australians to roll up their sleeve The shortage has been attributed to appointment cancellations …

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Just.Equal welcomes election result: opportunity to move forward

Just.Equal Australia today welcomed yesterday’s election result saying Australia enjoys a unique opportunity to move forward on LGBTIQA+ human rights. The group says the defeat of a Liberal Party that devised the discriminatory Religious Discrimination Bill, the thumping defeat of anti-transgender candidate, Katherine Deves, as well as the victory of Green, teal and independent candidates …

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What will the election mean for LGBTIQA+ Australians?

Veteran activist Rodney Croome looks at likely outcomes for LGBTIQA+ Australians in the event of a Coalition, Labor or minority government. It’s not hard to predict what each of the possible election outcomes will mean for LGBTIQA+ people. Here’s what I foresee when I consider the parties’ behaviour over the last three years, together with …

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LGBTIQ+ lobby joins Catholics in Albo ultimatum

LGBTIQ+ lobby group Just.Equal Australia has joined the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) in calling on the ALP to explain exactly what a finalised Albanese Government Religious Discrimination Bill will contain. The NCEC recently wrote to Labor. The commission asked for a response to its questions by 29 April to inform its stakeholders before the …

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