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Senior Constable Brenton Erkens-Goss lgbtiq police liaison

Victoria Police LGBTI Liaison Officer Senior Constable Brenton Erkens-Goss took his own life on Friday. One of over 100 Victoria Police LGBTI Liaison Officers, Brenton worked diligently to tackle prejudice-motivated crimes and family violence. Further, he worked to build rapport and trust with the LGBTI community. The loss of the officer came about because he …

Elton John putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently told  The Financial Times that his country has no problem with gay people.  Elton John released a letter on Facebook accusing Putin of hypocrisy. Putin’s statement ignored Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law which causes immense prejudice and harm to the country’s LGBTIQ citizens. Also his regime continues to turn a blind …

Lady Gaga Stonewall

Lady Gaga surprised cheering fans with an appearance at the Stonewall Inn  yesterday on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. At the scene of the riots she delivered an impassioned speech on Pride and LGBTIQ rights. Look around you. Look at what you have done. This community has fought and continued to fight a …

israel and acl 1972

A 1972 Letter to the Editor of The Canberra Times reads like Israel and the ACL wrote it yesterday. Despite all the progress in the world on human rights since 1972, some people learned nothing. Referencing a missive from St Paul, this time to the Romans, the correspondent, of course, threatens death to homosexuals. Context …

drag story time australian christian lobby

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) recently lashed out at community drag story times. They claimed the “adult entertainment” events will make cis kids think they are trans. Drag story times are family-friendly events that see drag queens reading to young people in libraries and other public spaces. The events enjoy increasing popularity. Recently, the Northern …

Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, the modern LGBTIQ rights movement began after LGBTIQ rioters fought back against a police raid on an illegal Mafia bar called the Stonewall Inn. Out of that grew the gay liberation movement which gave birth to our modern LGBTIQ communities. On the Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary, we look back on how …

LGBTI HUMAN RIGHTS

The current debate about protecting religious freedom feels uncannily like John Howard’s ban on same-sex marriages in 2004. We have to act now to ensure the outcome is different. LGBTI human rights in Australia are now under the worst threat since 2004. Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania Looking back through …

Trump Tower rise and resist we will not be silent

LGBTIQ protestors and allies led by We Will Not Be Silent marched on Trump Tower in New York and occupied the lobby yesterday. Joined by activists from Rise and Resist , the protestors gathered to bring attention to violence against transgender and gender-nonconforming people. The groups issued a press release ahead of the protest. Hatred …

homosexuality jesus martyn iles israel folau australian christian lobby

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby and Israel Folau like to discuss the Bible. Although neither is a minister of religion, they are two of the most prominent Christians in Australia today. When they discuss the Bible or the teachings of Jesus Christ, they both  invariably mention homosexuality. So one might assume a preoccupation …

australian christian lobby israel folau martyn iles

Martyn Iles of the Australian Christian Lobby announced last night the ‘lobby’ group would host Israel Folau’s online appeal for funds. Yesterday, GoFundMe took down Folau’s page and refunded all donations made to it. Martyn Iles said he spoke to Folau to let him know of a $100,000 donation from ACL to his cause. He …

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