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Mary Binks

LGBTIQ Ally Mary Binks Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community is mourning the death of one of its greatest allies and supporters, former Mayor of Devonport, Mary Binks OAM, who died on Tuesday at age 84. Mary Binks was horrified by the pain and trauma experienced by young LGBTIQ people on Tasmania’s North West Coast during the bitter …

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Shelley Argent PFLAG religious freedom

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called on the federal government to release the recommendations put forward by the religious freedom review headed by Philip Ruddock. The review panel’s report was handed to the government on May 18 but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the federal government will take time to review …

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Lyle Shelton

Former Australian Christian Lobby director and high-profile “no” campaigner Lyle Shelton will run for a Queensland Senate seat at the next federal election. Lyle Shelton quit as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby in February to join the Australian Conservatives, after leading the unsuccessful “no” campaign in the marriage postal survey last year. Shelton …

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Canberra installed a rainbow roundabout last weekend. It pays tribute to the city’s strong “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The permanent artwork is on a roundabout in the inner north Canberra suburb of Braddon. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, said at last weekend’s Spring Out Pride Parade that the roundabout was about …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged by LGBTI advocates to take stronger action to stop the horrific violence against LGBTI people in Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, with several men reportedly dead. …

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The South Australian government should scrap the state’s so-called “gay panic” legal defence, according to a report from the state’s Law Reform Institute. The partial legal defence allows those accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they claim they “lost control” and the violence was “provoked” by an unwanted …

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The South Australian government should scrap the state’s so-called “gay panic” legal defence, according to a report from the state’s Law Reform Institute. The partial legal defence allows those accused of murder to attempt to reduce a charge down to manslaughter if they claim they “lost control” and the violence was “provoked” by an unwanted …

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An openly gay politician has hit back at an internet troll who posted a gay slur on his Facebook page by calling the troll’s grandma. Pennsylvanian politician Brian Sims noticed the troll’s post, that also featured a racial slur, as he scrolled through his Facebook feed. Sims replied: “I can’t tell if you’re just a …

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By Shirleene Robinson, Macquarie University Last year, I interviewed a man who had joined the Royal Australian Navy aged 19 in 1967, as Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War escalated. He had a family tradition of military involvement, with a father who had also served in the Navy, and he signed up for what was …

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A Scottish candidate for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) running in a local council election has compared being gay to her own admitted “sexual attraction to gorillas.” 84-year-old Gisella Allen made the comments in two jaw-dropping – and apparently real – interviews with the Scotland Herald and the Clydebank Post in which she explained …

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