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Lyle Shelton boosted interest in A Very Naughty Christmas at Brisbane Powerhouse when he shared a video promoting the production. Shelton, former leader of both the Australian Christian Lobby and the NO campaign against marriage equality, expressed his disappointment that “ratepayers are subsidising this on the watch of a conservative council administration.” Scroll down for …

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Just.equal has launched a new LGBTIQ community survey to get your thoughts on the current “religious freedom” and transgender rights debates. The survey comes as Attorney-General Christian Porter is expected to unveil his religious discrimination legislation on Thursday. It also comes following the Victorian parliament passing birth certificate reforms in Victoria. But News Corp’s The …

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A Melbourne protest rally this weekend will oppose religious legal exemptions and LGBTIQ discrimination in the name of “religious freedom”. The Morrison government will unveil its controversial religious discrimination legislation within weeks. But advocates are concerned about the detail of the bills and their impact on the LGBTIQ community. Marriage equality campaigner Ali Hogg and …

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The tenth annual GLORIA awards will return next month to name and shame the year’s most outrageous, ridiculous and ignorant comments about LGBTIQ people. The GLORIAs — the Gay and Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous, and Ignorant Awards — culminate in a “boo-off” at a New South Wales parliament event to decide the worst comment of the …

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The Pill Testing Australia group has called on state governments to trial pill testing after they detected risky substances at a Canberra music festival. The group ran the pill testing trial at Groovin The Moo in Canberra in April, for a second consecutive year. The trial’s aim was to “provide a health service to reduce …

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Labor Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has criticised the Morrison Government for “secrecy” around their religious discrimination bill and called for proper consultation. Dreyfus said despite the Coalition “arguing about this issue for more than two years” they want to give Australians “just weeks” to debate the bill. He said much of the consultation was done …

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Christians Enemy

The debate in Australia over religious freedoms would suggest that Christians and LGBTIQ communities are implacable foes. Advocates of religious freedoms legislation portray the issue as a fight to save Christians from persecution by the ‘Rainbow Cult’, a term frequently employed on Australian Christian Lobby Facebook page. However, the LGBTIQ communities are not enemies of …

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Lyle Shelton has said he is seeking to rejoin the Queensland Liberal National party after the closure of Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party. Shelton left the Australian Christian Lobby to run as a Senate candidate for Bernardi’s party at the federal election. But following the party’s massive election failure, Shelton says he has now applied …

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A new poll has found Australians “overwhelmingly” believe religious organisations should not have the right to discriminate against LGBTIQ people and others. The Galaxy/YouGov poll, commissioned by PFLAG Australia, revealed 63% of Australians don’t believe religious organisations should have the right to discriminate against LGBTIQ people, unmarried mothers, divorcees and de facto partners. The figure …

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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has rejected a claim it is conducting a “national inquiry” into the “safety and ethics” of medical treatment for transgender children. On Saturday, The Australian newspaper claimed the RACP had “agreed to do the inquiry” with the backing of Health Minister Greg Hunt. Hunt had received a submission …

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