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Homophobia and racism on set of Neighbours, actors claim

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The Hate U Give movie

Rarely does a film attract the near universal acclaim showered on The Hate U Give. The American crime drama focusses on the fallout after a high school student witnesses a police shooting. The movie deals frankly with race and racism as it addresses the tension between the police and the communities they’re supposed to serve …

lady phyllis cilento

In 2018 medical staff at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital signed a petition calling for the removal of Phyllis Cilento’s name from the institution. However, when the government attempted to make the change it ran into fierce opposition. As a prolific author, Dr Cilento spent many decades promoting her legend. Such was her success that …

A “dramatic” rise in the number of websites and social media platforms hosting racist and gay hate content is enabling neo-Nazis and other hate groups to amplify their messages, an expert from the United Nations has warned. Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s special rapporteur for racism, said there had been a 600 per cent increase in …

Courtney Act

Australian drag queen Courtney Act has talked about overcoming her own “sexual racism”, admitting that she has been guilty of colour-biased dating choices in the past. Taking to Twitter, Courtney wrote in a lengthy thread that she grew up in a society that “taught me to be racist,” adding that she now dates people of …

Lady Phyllis Cilento Dr Phyllis Cilento

In Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech to the Senate this week, he called for a return to predominantly European migration and described gender diversity as “garbage”. Senator Derryn Hinch described the speech as “disgraceful, racist, homophobic, divisive, misogynist, spiteful [and] hateful.” But Anning’s opinions echo those of Lady Phyllis Cilento after whom a prominent …

More than one million people have signed a petition calling for Queensland Senator Fraser Anning to be dumped from parliament.

Katter’s Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for invoking the Holocaust in a racist maiden speech delivered in parliament. The Queensland senator told the upper house on Tuesday night that Australia should ban the immigration of Muslims to Australia and return to a European-only immigration system as a “final solution,” invoking the …

pansexual racism queerphobia

Growing Up As A Queer Person Of Colour Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identify with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have …

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