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lgbtiq students


anti-bullying pack

PFLAG+ Queensland last week completed an anti-bullying pack for distribution to all state high schools. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent and volunteers spent their weekend preparing the packs for distribution. A donation from a PFLAG+ member enabled the organisation to privately fund the initiative. Shelley Argent said the packs would provide commonsense information for staff …

unisex toilets

Brisbane’s Sunday Mail reported today that the new Fortitude Valley State Secondary College will feature unisex toilets. Year 7 students at the new school will use self-contained cubicles complete with personal hand basin. The seven-story vertical school due to open on St Pauls Terrace in 2020 will feature unisex cubicles with shared basin facilities. Unisex …

Prime minister Scott Morrison religious discrimination religious freedom laws

The Coalition has blocked a vote on Labor’s bill to repeal discrimination exemptions affecting students at religious schools, likely delaying any action on the issue until 2019. There’s cross-party support for the changes to stop students from being discriminated against for being gay at religious schools, but the Government and the Opposition have been deadlocked …

Safe Schools lgbti young people

LGBTIQ community members have shared personal stories of classroom discrimination with a crowd of Safe Schools opponents during a public meeting convened by Liberal MP Kevin Andrews in Hobart on Tuesday night. Andrews and Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous addressed the public lecture, held at Hobart Town Hall, and criticised the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. Writing …

NCWQ Lesbian academic Grant

Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant to aid their studies. The bursary is sponsored by Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard and focusses on female students living in the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of 33 grants on …

national council of women queensland (ncwq) bursary recipients

Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ can apply for a $1,000 grant to aid their studies. The bursary is sponsored by Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard and is focussed on female students in this council area and identifies with the LGBTIQ community. It’s one of 31 grants on offer from the National Council …