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Hundreds rally in Brisbane for Kill the Bill protest

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national survey

Religiously affiliated schools in NSW can sack LGBT+ teachers, but in Tasmania, they can’t. Researchers from the University of Tasmania say that difference has a profound impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. The researchers are conducting a national survey — the first major study of this kind in Australia. Government-funded organisations with religious affiliations …

pro-gay political correctness

Scott Lively thinks about gay sex a lot. Same-sex intercourse preoccupies his thoughts so much that he shaped a career from it. Now the pioneering professional homophobe has pronounced his thoughts on the recent US election. God, he says, allowed Trump’s removal from office because he ‘ate the apple of pro-gay political correctness’. In a …

lgbtiq human rights

Rodney Croome and Brian Greig predict LGBTIQ rights battles will heat up in 2021, with big challenges and opportunities ahead. They say it’s time to get more allies on board and focus on local campaigning. Rodney Croome and Brian Greig are long-time Australian LGBTIQ human rights advocates. Both are recipients of the Order of Australia …

firebombed gay jesus filmmakers christmas 2020 porta dos fundo

The firebombed ‘Gay Jesus’ filmmakers of Christmas 2019 return for Christmas 2020 with a new film. This year, the members of Porta dos Fundo decided to parody the response to last year’s The First Temptation of Christ. Scroll down for vid Following the release of the Brazilian troupe’s film on Netflix in 2019, the backlash …

south australian attorney general law to outlaw discrimination Vickie Chapman gay panic defence

South Australian Attorney-General Vicki Chapman will consider submissions made during a recently closed public consultation on proposed new laws to outlaw discrimination. The proposed reforms would legislate to stop religious discrimination against LGBTIQ students and also clients of services. Consideration of the latest reform comes hot on the heels of another win for LGBTIQ+ South …

the religious freedom bill

Scott Morrison this week postponed consideration of the Religious Freedom Bill. However, Rodney Croome, spokesperson for just.equal, says the threat to LGBTIQ Australians from discrimination masquerading as ‘religious freedom’ remains. The campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill is working, but we must keep up the pressure if we are to see it scrapped. Last week …

student walkout kennedy catholic high school

A student walkout at Kennedy Catholic  High School in Seattle today arose from the abrupt departure of two popular teachers. The school claims the ‘highly capable’ teachers ‘voluntarily resigned’. However, the fiancé of one of the teachers said the school ‘specifically’ no longer employed Paul Danforth because of their engagement. However, both Sean Nyberg and …

champion of homophobia margaret court acl

Margaret Court is not the flag bearer of religious freedom that the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) and her supporters would have you believe. She is in fact, a champion of homophobia. Elected to federal parliament in 1998, Brian Greig declared he was gay in his maiden speech. As an LGBTI rights activist in Western Australia …

acl conversion therapy expert panel maureen young

Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. The second speaker: …

israel folau martyn iles australian christian lobby's silence

The last week brought many surprises. However, nothing equals the Australian Christian Lobby’s silence on Israel Folau’s signing with Catalans Dragons. Martyn Iles appears to have said not a word. In a statement issued by the club following his signing, Folau promised to make no further public statements on his personal beliefs. However, last year, …

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