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red cross lifeblood

Red Cross Lifeblood recently eased restrictions on tattooed donors. From last week, Aussies can walk straight from a tattoo parlour and into a Lifeblood centre to donate plasma. But note the word ‘straight’. The restrictions on donations from gay, bisexual and trans (GBT) donors remain. GBT donors must still abstain from sex for twelve months …

bridget clinch beth rep

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal last week ordered Canberra newsreader Beth Rep to pay $10,000 compensation to transgender activist Bridget Clinch. The order resulted from Rep ‘liking’ offensive Facebook comments on an apology she previously made to Bridget Clinch. Former Army captain Bridget Clinch complained to the tribunal about comments Rep made about her …

campaign against moral persecution bill rutkin

QNews welcomes letters from our readers on any subject relevant to our glorious communities. Please address to contact@QNews.com.au with subject line ‘Letters’.  Today, Bill Rutkin writes on the progress of our communities in the half-century since the formation of Campaign Against Moral Persecution and where to from here. Robert French: Campaign Against Moral Persecution Today …

europe's last dictator belarus

Queer women figured prominently in a yesterday’s Women’s March calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus. The authoritarian leader often dubbed Europe’s Last Dictator has faced protests since a rigged election in August. Über diese LGBT Aktion zeigt sich Staatspropaganda genervt. Ich finde es hat ein Like verdient. #Belarus pic.twitter.com/JQAM8Oim1f — Assegaia …

Leilani Tafao transgender women inmates

The Queensland government and prison operator Serco will appeal a ruling by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCATA) that prison staff must refer to transgender women inmates by female pronouns. The tribunal found that Serco and a prison director discriminated against inmate Leilani Tafao. Tafao brought an action for compensation because of guards referring …

Mohamad al-Bokari saudi arabia yemei blogger

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a Yemeni blogger to jail and then deportation last week over a social media post supporting equal rights for all. The murderous Saudi regime charged Mohamad al-Bokari with violating public morality. Like other Middle Eastern, Muslim majority countries, Saudi Arabia inflicts barbaric punishments for offences against ‘morality’. Mohamad al-Bokari …

gay men bashed

Hundreds of people stood and watched two gay men bashed at Jaffa Port in Israel on Saturday. However, thankfully, one brave man intervened and stopped the violence. Scroll down for vids Itzik Avneri, the man who intervened, spoke to Israeli newspaper Haaretz about the attack. “I have a tour boat in the port, and there …

God hates homosexuals teen sex book anti-lgbtiq slut-shaming

A Queensland boy’s school which uses a sex education handbook that asks students to consider whether “God hates homosexuals’, received over $4 million in taxpayer funding in 2018, the last year for which figures are available. The Teen Sex By The Book handbook by Belinda Elliot provides class exercises based on excerpts from Patricia Weerakoon’s …

workplace protection

National advocacy group Just-Equal has written to national leaders urging stronger workplace protection for transgender, gender diverse and intersex Australians. Spokesperson for Just-Equal, Brian Greig, said the group wrote to the federal minister to urge reform. “The Fair Work Act must explicitly and equally protect trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians from workplace discrimination. “At …

poets cafe montville

Last week QNews reported on an incident at the Poets Cafe, Montville. During Pride month, as marchers joined Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, and in the midst of the greatest global health crisis for a century, a lesbian couple — both health workers, one black — found themselves rudely ordered out of a cafe in …

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