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Queensland Opposition Leader Slams Non-Binary Birth Certificate Proposal

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Shelley Argent OAM is the National Spokesperson for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She is one of the most effective advocates for the human rights of LGBTIQ people in Australia. As such, Shelley played a leading role during the Australian campaign for marriage equality. She believes fervently in freedom and equality for …

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Ryan Williams from Lancashire England posted this photo of himself to Facebook last night. “I never thought in my life that I would get beaten up for being GAY!” he said. We don’t know the circumstances of the violent physical attack on this young man. It certainly bears the hallmarks of a gay bashing. What …

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Victorian trans and gender diverse people and friends will rally this Sunday July 14. The rally will celebrate the trans community and also call on the Parliament to pass law reform. Activists are calling for parliament to amend the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 in Victoria. Specifically, they want easier access to correct …

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The Swedish Migration Board yesterday ordered a gay Christian Iranian teenager to leave Sweden. Despite the well documented persecution of both Christians and gays in Iran, the board rejected 19-year-old Mehdi Shokr Khoda’s application for asylum. Mehdi Shokr Khoda and Christianity Mehdi fled Iran in 2017. He converted to Christianity in Stockholm and subsequently underwent …

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Just.equal urges LGBTI groups to make their views known to the Federal Government on proposed religious discrimination and freedom laws.  Recently, the Government announced a consultation process involving MPs and religious groups. However, it is not clear if LGBTI groups can participate. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “We have an assurance from the office of …

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Police charged John Martin, an anti LGBTIQ clergyman from Alabama, with four counts of sexual abuse of a child after he admitted “an affair” to his congregation. According to news reports, the Baptist pastor admitted to ‘inappropriate relationships with young men’. In fact, he molested at least one boy from the church on multiple occasions. …

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“Anti-discrimination laws have made Australia an immensely more inclusive and equitable society. We will strongly oppose any attempt to weaken those laws under the cover of ‘religious freedom’.” – Rodney Croome, just.equal Advocates called on Labor, the Greens and Senate cross-bench to oppose any new law that weakens existing protections from discrimination. The call comes …

Anthony Albanese Is Cutting LGBTIQ References From Policy

Anthony Albanese’s talk of cutting LGBTIQ References from Labor policy shocked and outraged many. He made a strangely off-key remark about the number of inclusions of the term LGBTIQ in his party’s wordy policy platform document. The New Daily reported he voiced his concerns about the length of the document in a party meeting. But …

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison last night responded to questions about Israel Folau’s fight against Rugby Australia. He addressed the controversy after questions from ABC 7.30 host Leigh Sales about the proposed religious freedoms bill.  Update A new book by political commentator Nikki Savas about the battle that saw Scott Morrison become Prime Minister, says his …

Magda Szubanski Israel Folau

Israel Folau (he who we avoided naming for days now) made headlines for who knows how many days running today.  However, today’s headlines come in response to his defence of  prominent gay rights activist Magda Szubanski.  The former footballer came to her defence in response to a plea from Julia Baird on Twitter. After Julia’s …

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