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Shelley argent's back religious discrimination legislation

Shelley Argent’s back – and she’s very, very annoyed

Shelley Argent’s back, and following her retirement as National Spokesperson for PFLAG+ and subsequent battle with leukemia, she’s again leaping into the fray. Shelley Argent’s back and she’s pissed about the proposed religious discrimination legislation. QNews spoke with Shelley this morning. Earlier this year, Shelley received a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear. Following …

Breakfast with a Twist Religious Freedom Bill Panel

Breakfast With a Twist: Religious Freedom Bill Panel

Pride Business Network (PBN) will devote their 14 September Breakfast With a Twist to a panel discussion on upcoming federal government legislation. The Religious Freedom Bill Panel will feature community leaders and political figures in addition to open discussion of the bill. PBN President Richard Bakker said members of the organisation expressed an interest in …

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Supermum Shelley Argent talks to QNews – the 2011 interview

Shelley Argent is a mum on a mission. From putting up posters in men’s toilets to taking the fight for equality to Canberra’s heavyweights. Shelley has become a force to be reckoned with who wants nothing more than to see her two sons treated as equals. QNews recently visited Shelley at home and, over freshly …

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Australia’s Rainbow Mum diagnosed with acute leukemia

Shelley Argent, longtime National Spokesperson for PFLAG+, Australia’s rainbow mum, and one of the country’s most effective LGBTIQ+ activists, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. Shelley shared the news with friends last night. “Age and other factors rule out effective treatment. Realistically, I may or may not be here at Christmas. Of course, I wish …

shelley argent PFLAG+ National Spokesperson retires

Shelley the Magnificent: PFLAG+ National Spokesperson retires

Shelley Argent stepped down this month as PFLAG+ National Spokesperson. In that position and others, she advocated tirelessly for LGBTIQ+ rights over more than two decades. Shelley Argent, however, told QNews she will continue to advocate behind the scenes. “I’m a mother. Mums don’t retire. It’s a job for life. As the mum of an …

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PFLAG legend Shelley Argent announces retirement after 22 years

Shelley Argent, the long-serving spokesperson of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG+), is retiring from the role after 22 years of campaigning for LGBTIQ+ rights. Shelley has been one of Australia’s most dedicated and tireless champions in the fight for LGBTIQ+ equality, not only in her home state of Queensland but across Australia. …

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Queensland votes – Queer Newsweek election special

Queensland goes to the polls this Saturday 31 October. Shelley Argent joins us on Queer Newsweek for an election special. As at previous elections, prior to the Queensland vote, Shelley contacted the major parties concerning their LGBTIQ+ policies. Scroll down for video Letters from Deputy Premier and Shadow Attorney-General at bottom of the article. Shelley …

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Red Cross Lifeblood double-standard on tatts and GBT donors

Red Cross Lifeblood recently eased restrictions on tattooed donors. From last week, Aussies can walk straight from a tattoo parlour and into a Lifeblood centre to donate plasma. But note the word ‘straight’. The restrictions on donations from gay, bisexual and trans (GBT) donors remain. GBT donors must still abstain from sex for twelve months …

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Anti-bullying pack for all Queensland state high schools

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 …

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Lesbian couple told to leave cafe and ‘never come back’

Last Sunday, at the end of Pride month, during the worst health crisis in a century and as the world grapples with racial discrimination through the Black Lives Matter movement, the owner of Poets Cafe in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, chose the moment to demand an inter-racial pair of lesbian health workers leave his cafe …

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