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$15,000 to live in same town as Westboro Baptist Church

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CAMP

On the opening night of the annual MELT Festival at Brisbane Powerhouse, QC President Peter Black delivered a speech on the 50th anniversary of CAMP on Queensland. The Campaign Against Moral Persecution was the first local organisation dedicated to homosexual law reform in the state.  Peter Black Peter Black is the Associate Dean of Learning …

westboro baptist church

The Choose Topeka program pays new residents up to $15,000 to live in the city that is reluctantly home to the Westboro Baptist Church. The program pays up to $10,000 to new residents who rent a home in the city or $15,000 to those who buy. It matches employer funds paid to entice needed employees …

australian gay law reform

On 18 October 1973, the Australian House of Representatives passed a motion calling for the repeal of anti-gay laws. That motion was the first significant vote on Australian gay law reform in the country’s history. The vote served no immediate practical purpose because such laws were generally a state responsibility. However, it paved the way …

Sir Ian McKellen has marked the 30th anniversary of his coming out with a celebratory tweet. “I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest,” the 78-year-old Lord of the Rings star tweeted. “Today is the 30th anniversary …

By Paula Gerber, Monash University It took a long time, but on Thursday Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign, which saw attacks on rainbow families and communities. It left many …

Donald Trump LGBTI Community Blasts Donald Trump's Transgender Military Ban

As the new United States President Donald Trump was sworn in today, his administration wiped all mention of LGBT rights from the White House website. Outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration had maintained a now-deleted website area for engagement with the LGBT community, including a regularly updated blog detailing policy commitments, and details about the White …