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An Australia far-right group accused of engaging in “public acts of hate speech” against the LGBTIQ community during the same-sex marriage postal survey has failed to front Queensland’s anti-discrimination tribunal to respond to a vilification complaint. The Brisbane-based LGBTI Legal Service lodged formal complaints with the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland last August against 25 groups and …

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big gay day 2019 hero shot

The Wickham Hotel and Big Gay Day have announced that this year’s festival has raised $40,000 to be distributed to six local LGBTIQ organisations, with over 2,800 people at this year’s event. Last Sunday (March 10), the event again took over the venue and its neighbouring street in Fortitude Valley, transforming it into an inclusive …

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Brisbane's much anticipated Big Gay Day street festival will be returning to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel in March LGBTIQ Charities

Brisbane’s Big Gay Day festival will return to Fortitude Valley venue The Wickham Hotel in March. The festival, now in its 19th year, will take over the Wickham and transform neighbouring Alden St into an inclusive street festival on Sunday, March 10. A host of local and international performers will take to Big Gay Day …

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Human Rights Law Centre people

The Human Rights Law Centre has called on the Victorian Government to establish a Hate Crimes Act to provide legal protection for LGBTIQ people. The HRLC has released a report, a year on from the marriage equality postal survey, to highlights the negative impact of hate speech and hate crimes during the survey on the …

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Brisbane Rainbow Flag Vandalised

Brisbane’s LGBTI Legal Service has lodged a formal complaint of vilification against 25 people who “engaged in public acts of hate speech” during the same-sex marriage postal survey last year. LGBTI Legal Service President Matilda Alexander said the service had collected over 220 examples of hate speech, ranging from individual posts on social media pages …

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LGBT Legal Service are offering assistance to Queensland men with gay sex convictions

The LGBTI Legal Service has offered assistance to Queensland men who want to get their historical gay sex convictions wiped from their criminal records. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions on their records today. …

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Aunty Dawn

Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. At the ceremony at …

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Brisbane’s LGBTI Legal Service say they’ve collected over 220 examples of hate speech from throughout the same-sex marriage postal survey. The service’s “Like Love” project is aimed at “addressing unlawful vilification” in Queensland and they’ve monitored social media, news websites and public spaces to track public statements that incite ridicule or hatred on the grounds …

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