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Pete Buttigieg Don Boys gay sex

In an obscene rant against Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay man to run for the US presidency, an Indiana Republican made up his own facts. Don Boys quoted unsourced statistics and tarred Buttigieg by association with niche sexual activity. Boys, a former Republican member of the Indiana House, wrote a blog post titled, Pete, …

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stock photo female and male cafe workers penalty rates preparing coffees

Last weekend’s surprise federal election result will have major negative ramifications on weekend workers’ penalty rates, and will leave the future of LGBTIQ employees, teachers and students in faith-based institutions in limbo. Labor’s Bill Shorten had pledged to end lawful discrimination against gay workers, teachers and students in faith-based institutions, including schools. He also promised …

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Clive Palmer's United Australia Party flasher

A Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party volunteer allegedly exposed himself at a polling station yesterday. Police spoke to the flasher at the Bankstown Public School soon after the incident. The 67-year-old man allegedly exposed himself in front of three women and a man. Police alleged the man committed the act after a dispute at the …

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Trevor Evans

The 2019 federal election saw the return of the LNP’s Trevor Evans as Member for Brisbane. Evans originally won the seat in 2016 against a gay Labor candidate. Indeed, that election marked the first time both major parties stood openly gay candidates in the same electorate. Last week, Trevor Evans spoke to QN Magazine about …

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Two youths marching in a pride parade with a rainbow flag and a 'born this way' banner

The Australian Association of Social Workers has called on the next federal government to ban harmful LGBT “conversion therapy” in a message on IDAHOBIT. The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia is recognised every year on May 17. It’s the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the World Health Organisation’s International …

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Bob Hawke Prime Minister

Bob Hawke,  the Australian Prime Minister whose government formulated the first national strategy to fight AIDS, died today aged 89. Hawke also became the first former Prime Minister to vote YES during the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey. At a time when support for the YES campaign dipped, Hawke offered his public support. He and …

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shayne wilde queensland law reform

In this internet age, ticking multiple ‘likes’ on Facebook apparently qualifies as activism. However, not so long ago, community members risked jail and physical violence to achieve the rights we enjoy today. Shayne Wilde was one of them, writes Bill Rutkin. The scope and magnitude of her contribution to homosexual law reform and anti-discrimination legislation …

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kerri-anne kennerley studio 10

Studio 10 co-host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has slammed a Labor victory this Saturday as an “end to life as we know it” and railed against the party’s transgender-inclusive policies. In an on-air rant on the Network 10 program just days ahead of the election, KAK proclaimed a Shorten government would mean “life as we know it …

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prime minister scott morrison gay people religion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been forced to clarify that he doesn’t believe gay people are “going to hell” after he came under fire by Labor leader Bill Shorten for evading the question on Monday. Initially asked about his opposition to same-sex marriage, Morrison would not clarify whether his personal view had shifted but said, …

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new south wales liberal candidate allan green

A Liberal party candidate who suggested on social media that same-sex marriage would spell the end of Mother’s and Father’s Day and called for same-sex couples be banned from adoption has said he does not hold those views. In a series of posts between 2010 and 2015, Allan Green, the Liberal candidate for the west …

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