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2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for LGBTIQ Aussies

The 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list sees awards for a number of prominent campaigners during the marriage equality survey. They include long-time LGBTIQ advocate Jamie Gardiner, co-founder of just.equal Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Equality Australia chief executive Anna Brown. Jamie Gardiner The awards give well deserved recognition to long-time human rights activist Jamie Gardiner for service …

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‘Yes’ Campaign Group Australian Marriage Equality Wins Human Rights Award

A year on from the historic “yes” vote, campaign group Australian Marriage Equality has received one of the country’s top human rights awards. The Human Rights Awards honour the contributions of advocates in government, law, the media, business, and organisations. The Australian Marriage Equality group received the Community Organisation Award at a ceremony in Sydney …

Wedding magazine closes after refusing to feature same-sex marriages

The publishers of Australian bridal publication White Magazine have said they will shut it down after contributors revealed they were refusing to publish same-sex weddings and they had lost advertisers as a result. The publishers wrote in a “farewell” note on their website that they’d experienced “a flood of judgment” after contributors revealed in August …

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s Long Path To Marriage Equality

Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s Journey to Marriage Equality documents thirteen years of tireless campaigning for marriage equality in Australia. The majority YES vote was announced on November 15 last year. The same-sex marriage legislation then passed through the Australian parliament in December. Since then, 5420 same-sex marriages have been registered in Australia, including 1094 in …

Marriage Equality Came Six Months Too Late For Veteran Activist Peter de Waal

Veteran LGBTIQ activist Peter de Waal has spoken of his disappointment in former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the one year anniversary of the “yes” vote for marriage equality. The majority “yes” vote was announced on November 15 last year, and same-sex marriage finally passed through the Australian parliament last December. Since then, 5420 same-sex …

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OPINION: After 12 Months Of Marriage Equality, Spotlight Turns To Other Discrimination

By Timothy W. Jones, La Trobe University November 15, 2018 is the one-year anniversary of Australians voting “yes” to marriage equality. The survey was an unprecedented two-month exercise in engaging with current Australian community values around sexuality and relationships. The survey returned a clear result, with 61.6% in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry. …

Anglicans Should Apologise For Postal Survey Conduct, Alex Greenwich Says

Independent Sydney MP and Equality Campaign co-chair Alex Greenwich has written to the Anglican Church asking for an apology for the LGBTIQ community instead of lobbying for discrimination against gay students and staff in religious schools. Last week, a group of 34 New South Wales Anglican school principals signed a letter to federal MPs demanding …

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Thousands Turn Out For First Brisbane Pride March Since Marriage Equality

Thousands of LGBTIQ community members and supporters flooded Fortitude Valley with rainbows on Saturday for the first Brisbane Pride Festival march since marriage equality was legalised last December. Brisbane Pride President Deeje Hancock said he was proud of Australia for the “yes” result and said he had been waiting a decade to pay tribute to …

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Twenty-Five People Facing Legal Action For Same-Sex Marriage ‘Hate Speech’

Brisbane’s LGBTI Legal Service has lodged a formal complaint of vilification against 25 people who “engaged in public acts of hate speech” during the same-sex marriage postal survey last year. LGBTI Legal Service President Matilda Alexander said the service had collected over 220 examples of hate speech, ranging from individual posts on social media pages …

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Christine Forster Confirms Liberal Bid For Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney Seat

Councillor Christine Forster, sister to former prime minister Tony Abbott, has confirmed she intends to nominate for Liberal pre-selection in Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney electorate of Wentworth. Turnbull announced he will exit the parliament this Friday after he was deposed as Prime Minister in the Liberal party leadership spill last week, with voters in Wentworth reportedly set …

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