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Gosford Anglican Church on Israel Folau’s tirade

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DecrimQld Respect Inc queensland sex workers sex work decriminalisation

Activists calling for Queensland to decriminalise sex work, say that current laws place workers in danger. Queensland sex worker organisation Respect Inc is leading the DecrimQLD campaign. Sex workers want their work treated like any other industry, rather than managed under a criminal framework by police. Current laws do not allow independent workers to work …

Just a Mum Shelley Argent Leanne Edmistone Marriage Equality

Of course, a book about Shelley Argent is going to address the Marriage Equality debate. However, Just a Mum co-authored with Leanne Edmistone documents not only the battle but also what brought Shelley to it. Shelley Argent always wanted a family. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she dreamed of a loving family of her …

GoFundMe israel folau clive palmer folau rugby league comeback

A GoFundMe page set up this week seeks $3,000,000 in donations for former football player, Israel Folau. The former sportsman wants the $3 million to fight Rugby Australia over the termination of his contract. Despite earning millions of dollars in his career, Folau says he needs help to fund his legal battle. Rugby Australia recently …

Gosford Anglican Church Israel Folau's tirade

Gosford Anglican priest Father Rod Bower took aim at the most recent Israel Folau tirade in a sign posted outside his church. The popular priest targeted Folau after the now former footballer again attacked gay and transgender people. Father Rod’s signs are well-known throughout Australia for his uncompromising messages on social issues and politics. His …

Victorian Bill To Remove Barriers For Trans People

The Victorian Labor government will today introduce a bill that would remove barriers for trans people.This will allow trans, intersex and non-binary people to choose a sex other than male or female on their birth certificate. The existing law, which requires those born in Victoria to have sterilising surgery before changing the sex marker on …

israel hellfire folau fire-and-brimstone

Former rugby player Israel ‘Hellfire’ Folau ummed and aahed his way through a sermon at his father’s church in Sydney yesterday. The multi-millionaire former Mormon, now Pentecostal, addressed his usual fire-and-brimstone subject matter. Scroll down for the vid. However, as a fire-and-brimstone prophet of doom warning of the hellfire of eternal damnation, Folau lacks fire. …

King of latin pop Ricky Martin Vetoes religious freedoms bill

A ‘Religious Freedoms’ bill passed by the House of Representatives in Puerto Rico Tuesday will not proceed. Following the passing, the King of Latin Pop, Ricky Martin, intervened with an open letter condemning the measure. The Governor of Puerto Rico then asked legislators to halt the bill. The legislation allowed discrimination against LGBTIQ people for …

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BBC Books  dumped Gareth Roberts, a gay writer for the Doctor Who franchise from an upcoming story anthology over comments he made about trans people. Those comments included the T word, a well known transgender slur. Gareth Roberts also wrote for the Doctor Who television series. Originally, the publisher planned to include his story in …

ecuador same-sex marriage

Firstly this week, the National Assembly of Bhutan voted to decriminalise homosexuality. Then the High Court in Botswana ruled to do the same. Lastly, in Ecuador the Constitutional Court yesterday ruled to allow same-sex marriage in the Andean country.  Judges ruled 5-4 to approve same-sex marriage as they also  granted two gay couples the right …

lgbtiq rights in india Dr Arundhati Katju Dr Menaka Guruswamy India

Time Magazine today hailed Dr Arundhati Katju and Dr Menaka Guruswamy as amongst the 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, the two lawyers spearheaded the historic legal battle for LGBTIQ rights in India. Their efforts finally saw Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code overturned. Section 377 Section 377, a hangover from …

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