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Cardinal George Pell convicted

Disgraced Catholic Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in jail for the “brazen and forceful” child sexual abuse of two choirboys in the 1990s. A jury convicted Pell, 77, in December of orally raping a 13-year-old choirboy and molesting another while he was Archbishop of Melbourne at St Patrick’s Cathedral in late …

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Cardinal George Pell convicted

Despite George Pell’s conviction two senior Catholic cardinals continue to blame gay rights for clerical child abuse, writes The Fact Biatch. The lips of the righteous know what finds favour, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse. – Proverbs 10:32 Editor’s Note: This article was provided for the issue #474 of QN …

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MCC Brisbane Anti-gay vandalism

The inclusive MCC Brisbane church in New Farm has been hit with anti-gay vandalism for the second time in less than a month. Earlier this month, vandals spray-painted a large grey swastika over the rainbow flag on MCC’s street-facing sign. The vandals returned to the Merthyr Road Uniting Church building over the weekend to deface …

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Cardinal George Pell convicted

Australia’s most senior Catholic George Pell has been found guilty and is facing prison time for sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s. Pell has been found guilty of orally raping one child and molesting another while he was Archbishop of Melbourne, ABC News reported. Pell’s victims were two 13-year-old boys who attended the prestigious …

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Australia gay conversion

A fifth of gay, lesbian and bisexual British people who have tried to change their sexual orientation have attempted suicide, according to a study of harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the UK. It ran during December 2018 and attracted over 4600 responses, of which a tenth (458) stated they had personal experience of attempting to …

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MCC Brisbane swastika vandalism

Vandals have spray-painted a Nazi swastika over a rainbow flag on signage belonging to the LGBTIQ-friendly Metropolitan Community Church in New Farm, Brisbane. The church’s senior pastor Alex Pittaway said the vandals had painted the large grey swastika over the flag on their street-facing sign on Wednesday night. He told QNews Magazine he’d reported the …

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Student Anti-Discrimination Bill

A Senate committee examining a bill to scrap legal exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBT students at faith schools has recommended a further review, continuing the political impasse on the issue. In its report released on Thursday, the government-led committee into the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018, introduced by Labor senator Penny …

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Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown

LGBTIQ organisations Minus 18 and Equality Australia have delivered a 55,000 signature Change.org petition to federal senators calling for students and teachers to be protected from religious discrimination. The petition comes ahead of an Senate vote this week on a Labor bill to scrap exemptions allowing religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis …

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sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras

Sydney concert venue City Recital Hall has called for an end to hate after homophobic trolls threatened the venue for hosting a Mardi Gras event presenting a queer “re-imagining” of a traditional mass. The choral work Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite is being held as part of the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi …

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David Matheson

Former “gay conversion” therapy practitioner David Matheson has expressed regret for taking part in the practices, and said he acknowledges the damage it’s done to the LGBTIQ community. Before coming out as gay on Facebook last week, Matheson was a high-profile “gay conversion” leader in the US, whose publications were used world to subject LGBTIQ …

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