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Lesbian student flees Florida school’s LGBTQIA+ ban

A mother of a lesbian student at Florida’s Grace Christian School has withdrawn her daughter from the school. The mother said her daughter no longer felt safe after learning of the school’s blatant LGBTQIA+ ban. News of the school policy comes after the introduction of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law. Similar to contentious contract at …

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Poland ranked EU’s least LGBTQ-friendly country – again

The annual ILGA-Europe review of the legal and social situation of LGBTQ people in European countries again ranks Poland as the EU’s least LGBTQ-friendly country. ILGA-Europe’s annual review measures equality by rating non-discrimination, family, hate crime and speech, legal gender recognition, intersex bodily integrity, civil society space, and asylum. Polish news site Gazeta Wyborcza said …

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Brave young Nigerians protest ‘Cross Dressers bill’

A group of brave young activists mounted the first-ever queer protest in Nigeria on Sunday against a proposed ‘Cross Dressers bill’. Despite the joyful demeanour of the protestors, they risk very real danger in a country that criminalises gay sex acts and where LGBTIQ+ people regularly face extreme violence including murder. As one local activist …

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Professor Paula Gerber on National Coming Out Day

In the lead up to National Coming Out Day on 11 October, Monash University academic Professor Paula Gerber says we need to “raise awareness and change attitudes.” “Having laws that protect LGBTIQ from discrimination is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle.” First celebrated in 1988, National Coming Out Day celebrates the power of visibiity. …

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Anita Bryant: Mother of modern homophobia has lesbian grandkid

The news that Anita Bryant’s granddaughter will soon marry a woman no doubt brought a smile to the faces of people of a certain vintage. In the 1970s, Bryant positioned herself as America’s leading anti-gay rights activist. But to her chagrin, her gig as the mother of modern homophobia did not set her singing career …

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Sources report Taliban already executing LGBTIQ+ Afghans

As the Taliban complete their takeover of Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, German sources in the capital report the religious extremists have begun executing ‘collaborators and homosexuals’. LGBTIQ+ Afghans, already subjected to relentless persecution, can only wait in fear, knowing even worse is to come. As one commentator tweeted, “The horror show has begun.” …

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HUREED: supporting marginalised & persecuted LGBTIQ+ Ugandans

Worldwide, the LGBTIQ+ communities strive for survival, equality, justice and happiness on a daily basis. In Uganda, one organisation continues a daily struggle to assist some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged LGBTIQ+ people in the world. With few resources and no significant international support, HUREED persists to overcome daily challenges that we in the …

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We stand with Ben protest outside Tasmanian coroner’s office

Supporters of Ben Jago mounted a ‘We stand with Ben’ protest outside the Tasmanian Coroner’s office on the weekend. Following the death of Ben Jago’s partner in 2015, the Tasmanian Coroner wrongly denied him his lawful status as next-of-kin. Tasmania’s Supreme Court last week ruled Ben Jago could not bring a discrimination complaint against the …

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Trump Twitter ban reaction including the deplorable Lady MAGA

The recently imposed Trump Twitter ban prompted much wailing from his followers. As per standard procedure, the loudest and most entitled Americans claimed the mantle of victimhood. One Trumpkin after another took to social media to whine about the silencing of conservative voices. Among them, Lady MAGA, an anti-gay and anti-trans ex-Mormon drag queen from …

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Beth Rep ordered to compensate trans activist Bridget Clinch

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 …

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