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Alt-Right Attention Seeker Milo Yiannopoulos’ Australian Tour Cancelled

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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 …

alleged parliament house rapist

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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