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LGBTI Discrimination

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New report shines light on discrimination faced by asexual community

A new report by UK organisation Stonewall and activist Yasmin Benoit has explored the experiences of asexual people when accessing healthcare and at work. While ace people make up between 1-2% of the general population,¬†their experiences are not well understood by the general public. The recent UK-based study found that at work, half of ace …

Green senator Janet Rice

Greens condemn ‘appalling’ LGBTI abuse in Indonesia

Greens senator Janet Rice has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, calling for action against Indonesia for the discrimination of its LGBTI community. Last weekend, police in the Indonesian province of Aceh conducted raids on beauty salons and detained a number of transgender women, forcibly cutting their hair and making them wear male …

Indonesian Police Arrest 58 At ‘Gay Spa’

Indonesian police have detained 58 men, including several foreigners, in a raid on a venue they claim is a “gay spa”. Police raided a building in capital city Jakarta on Friday that houses a sauna and a gym after they received information from the public that it was being used for prostitution. A Jakarta Police …