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AMA President Kerryn Phelps was one of the first Australians to enter into an overseas same-sex marriage

Treading the Balance with Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps’ religious marriage to her wife Jackie in New York in 1998 and subsequent outing in the media really stated the debate around marriage equality in Australia before it was on the radar of even many people within the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr Phelps has now released Power of Balance, a memoir of both …

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Today’s birthday: Many Happy Returns to Dr Kerryn Phelps

Many happy returns today to Dr Kerryn Phelps AM, born December 14, 1957. And wishing a wonderful day also to her wife Jackie Stricker-Phelps in consideration of a relationship and marriage which has proved an enduring partnership in every sense of the phrase. Dr Kerryn Phelps became a popular media personality in the eighties. Through …

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Dr Kerryn Phelps calls for compulsory masks in public

Dr Kerryn Phelps, former President of the Australian Medical Association called last night for compulsory mask-wearing in public. She also said NSW should close the air border to Victoria. “The thing that we can do, which is such a simple thing, is to have everyone in the community in masks. “We need to anticipate that …

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Counter-terrorism cops called as homophobic Kerryn Phelps emails ‘escalate’

The NSW Police’s counter-terrorism unit is investigating a string of homophobic, racist, and anti-semitic emails targeting the federal MP for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps. Dr Phelps made a complaint to NSW Police following the latest abusive email which said “LGBT are no better than pigs or dogs.” She said an email distributed this week which …

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Kerryn Phelps blasts new round of ‘anti-semitic, homophobic’ election emails

Independent MP Kerryn Phelps has referred a new round of offensive emails targeting her New South Wales electorate of Wentworth to the Australian Federal Police. Phelps said the new email contained false “homophobic, antisemitic, racist” claims and was “just generally pretty disgusting.” The latest emails are similar to ones sent to some Wentworth voters last …

Kerryn Phelps On How She Became An ‘Accidental’ LGBTIQ Activist

Australia’s newest federal MP Dr Kerryn Phelps has reflected in her first parliamentary speech on becoming an “accidental” LGBTIQ activist after marrying her partner in 1998. Dr Phelps, who won the byelection in the Sydney seat of Wentworth in October, was sworn in to applause on Monday as the federal parliament resumed for the last …

One Year Later, Revisit Australia’s Long Journey To Marriage Equality In SBS Doco

Australia’s decades-long journey towards marriage equality will be chronicled in a documentary screening on SBS tomorrow night, on the first anniversary of the “yes” vote. The documentary, titled Australia Says Yes, will look back at the emotional struggle for social and political change – from 1960’s campaigning to decriminalise homosexuality through to the postal survey’s …

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Kerryn Phelps To Become First Openly Lesbian MP In House Of Reps

Dr Kerryn Phelps’ likely win in the Wentworth by-election has been welcomed by LGBTIQ advocates. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said Kerryn will bring “compassion, common sense and a spirit of cooperation to a polarised parliament.” “Kerryn’s election shows Australians want solutions not in-fighting, [and] progress not dogma,” he said. “We look forward to Kerryn working …

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Kerryn Phelps Leads ‘White-Knuckle’ By-Election As Liberal Vote Collapses

Independent candidate and longtime LGBTIQ rights campaigner Dr Kerryn Phelps have claimed victory in the Wentworth by-election, but the counting of postal ballots on Sunday has seen her lead narrow to less than 1000 votes. On Saturday night, Phelps was on track to defeat Liberal candidate Dave Sharma in the by-election to replace former Prime …

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Wentworth candidate Kerryn Phelps files AEC complaint over homophobic email

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps has complained to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) about a fake email that claimed she had withdrawn from this Saturday’s Wentworth by-election because she has HIV. Dr Phelps’ campaign manager Darrin Barnett told ABC News he was seeking legal advice on any potential breaches of the law and was considering reporting …

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