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Kerryn Phelps Leads ‘White-Knuckle’ By-Election As Liberal Vote Collapses

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rachel levine transgender biden administration assistant secretary of health

Dr Rachel Levine has become the first openly transgender person confirmed to a senior US government position by the Senate. On Wednesday (US time), the Senate confirmed Dr Levine as the Biden Administration’s Assistant Secretary of Health 52 votes to 48. Before her nomination in January, the trained paediatrician headed the Pennsylvania Department of Health. …

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With conservative political forces in disarray following recent allegations of rape and sexual impropriety, Peta Credlin last night added gay sex into the salacious mix. Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff alleged that Liberal staffers held gay sex orgies in Parliament House. Further, she claimed a former minister invited rent boys to his ministerial office. …

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A violent attack on a gay couple in Italy has prompted calls for politicians to speed up the passage of a hate crime law in the country. The gay couple were assaulted at the Valle Aurelia metro train station in Rome in February. Part of the incident was captured on video and shared by local …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has denied two Pride in Protest members were stood down from the Mardi Gras board over the activist group’s protest march. Alex Bouchet (pictured above) and Charlie Murphy are both members of activist group Pride in Protest and Mardi Gras board directors. On the day of the relocated official …

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The Senate has passed a One Nation motion opposing gender neutral language for “dehumanising the human race and undermining gender”. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion in the upper house on Tuesday. It passed with the support of Coalition senators. “Our fundamental biology and relationships are represented through the following descriptors – …

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Longtime Tasmanian transgender rights advocate Martine Delaney has been inducted into her state’s Honour Roll of Women. The award goes to those for “outstanding accomplishments and contribution” to the state. The 63-year-old (pictured above left) is the first trans woman to receive the honour. For many years in Tasmania, Delaney has advocated for trans equality …

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LGBTIQ advocates have criticised federal Labor for “weak and diminished” commitments to LGBTIQ+ equality in its new draft policy platform. Labor is holding their national conference virtually on March 30 and 31. Over 400 delegates will get a say on the new draft platform during the conference. However responding to the latest draft, just.equal spokesperson …

victorian pride lobby co-convener Nevena Spirovska

The Victorian Pride Lobby and multicultural community leaders have welcomed moves to strengthen anti-vilification laws as they warn of an increase in prejudice and hate crime. A Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into anti-vilification laws gave its recommendations to government this week. The inquiry recommends the state government ban on Nazi symbols and Germany’s Third Reich insignia …

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Activist group Pride in Protest say they’ll go ahead with an alternate Mardi Gras protest march on Saturday, despite opposition from NSW Police. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning their …

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Federal Liberal MP Kevin Andrew says Attorney-General Christian Porter will soon unveil a new iteration of the Morrison Government’s controversial religious discrimination bill. Andrews made the comments during a Family Voice Australia webinar earlier this month on the progress of the bill. He told Family Voice Australia he and other government MPs have worked with …

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