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Brunei court sentences gay defendant Shahiran in absentia

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we stand with ben ben jago tasmanian coroner

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 …

Trump Twitter Ban 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 …

reparations anti-LGBTIQ laws

Rodney Croome says governments owe reparations to people convicted under Australia’s former anti-LGBTIQ laws. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for Equality Tasmania and just.equal It’s time to talk about financial reparations for historic persecution of LGBTIQ+ Australians. Two issues sparked this conversation: compensation for victims of Australia’s former laws against homosexuality, and redress for survivors …

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 …

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