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Joe Biden pledges action on ‘epidemic’ of US transphobic violence

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The alleged Parliament House rapist purportedly scrubbed his internet presence and disappeared from public view this week. His actions follow allegations of inappropriate behaviour, sexual assault and rape from four women. Various independent news media and social media accounts named the supposed perpetrator over the last week. They describe him as a former Liberal Party …

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New South Wales MP Rose Jackson has gone viral after she demanded answers over why the upcoming Australia and New Zealand spinoff RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under not being filmed in Sydney. The upcoming Australia and New Zealand spinoff of the show began filming in Auckland in late January. TV sources said the production moved to …

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Angola has decriminalised homosexuality, lifting an archaic colonial-era ban on same-sex relationships in the southern African nation. The country reformed its Penal Code, overturning a ban on same-sex relationships inherited from when the country was a Portuguese colony. The old law described same-sex relationships as a “vice against nature”. But in January 2019, Angolan lawmakers …

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Sydney’s gay penguin dads Sphen and Magic will feature in the 2021 Mardi Gras parade with a very important message. The two penguins have been inseparable at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium since 2018. The duo made headlines around the world after hatching two chicks together. On March 6, the 43rd annual Mardi Gras parade will …

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A group of New South Wales MPs have said they are working on legislation to ban harmful “conversion therapy”. Last week, the Victorian parliament passed legislation to ban the harmful and debunked practices. The laws make it illegal to try and change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity in Victoria. Now NSW …

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Over 15,000 people have signed a petition created by a transgender 18-year-old from the Sunshine Coast calling for birth certificate reform. In Queensland, transgender people are required to undergo expensive and invasive gender affirmation surgery before they can update the gender markers on their birth certificate. Lorelei Tuxworth, who lives in Buderim, started the Change.org …

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A parliamentary inquiry into One Nation NSW upper house MP Mark Latham’s anti-trans kids bill opened recently. The inquiry needn’t bother – the bill is weird and nasty, and would be knocked out of operation by the federal Constitution if the NSW Parliament was to pass it. What is the anti-trans kids bill about? Latham’s …

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Queensland’s first openly gay MP Trevor Evans has gotten engaged to his partner Roger. The Brisbane Liberal MP popped the question to his partner, obstetrics specialist Dr Roger Martin, on Tuesday night. Trevor posted a photo of both of them to social media, with Roger holding up his wedding ring. “It’s true, Roger said yes! …

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Two lesbian women in India, Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna, are one of two same-sex couples fighting for same-sex marriage rights in the Delhi High Court. India’s marriage laws – the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), Special Marriage Act (SMA) and Foreign Marriage Act – prohibit same-sex marriages. Arora and Khanna (pictured) have been together for …

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The death of a transgender woman allegedly raped at a Tasmanian prison in 2018 has sparked a petition calling for better protection of trans inmates. Warning: Distressing content Hobart trans woman Marjorie Harwood was jailed for theft offences in 2017. She was placed in the men’s section of Risdon Prison because her birth certificate listed …

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