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Brisbane drag storytime – sorting fact from keyboard fiction

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Earlier today, members of the University of Queensland’s UQ Liberal National Club disrupted Drag Storytime at Brisbane Square Library. The group’s intrusion and loud chanting distressed children and infants in attendance at the Rainbow Families Qld event. Update: Statement from Councillor Vicki Howard, Central Ward: “The group that staged this protest have no affiliation with …

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Some community representatives recently received invitations from Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to meet with him for LGBTIQ consultation on the Religious Discriminations Bill. The meeting will take place in Melbourne on 30 January. Just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome said just.equal welcomed the decision. He said the message the organisation would take to Anthony Albanese was …

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A new website created by Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG+) encourages Australians who want to scrap the Religious Discrimination Bill to make their voices heard. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent forecast a tough battle ahead. “This is a tough new campaign for a tough new year. I’m not interested in tinkering at …

Margaret Court

In her last sermon for 2019, retired tennis player and now pentecostal minister Margaret Court attempted to hit a moonball at Tennis Australia. Court is controversial for her vocal opposition to LGBTIQ rights and same-sex marriage. Previously, Court demanded Tennis Australia formally welcome her to Melbourne Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her grand …

'abnormal' sexual orientation

Earlier this month, international schools in Indonesia began implementing government regulation to test foreign teachers for ‘abnormal’ sexual orientation. The New York Times published questions from tests some schools required foreign teachers to take. Some questions required either agreement or disagreement with a statement. “I would feel uncomfortable knowing my daughter’s or son’s teacher was …

lgbtiq discrimination

Cornell University recently completed a two-year study of peer-reviewed scholarship on the link between LGBTIQ discrimination and mental health. The study resulted in “a remarkably consistent conclusion that discrimination harms [LGBTIQ] people in far-reaching — and sometimes life-threatening — ways.” Researchers wrote in the Washington Post that they focussed on a list of 300 articles. …

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An Anglican priest from Albury in New South Wales described the church as a serial offender against LGBTIQ people. He also blamed the ongoing debate over the Religious Freedoms Bill for causing anxiety among his parishioners. Father Peter MacLeod-Miller told the ABC that perhaps it was time for the progressive and conservative arms of the …

Rodney Croome

The University of Tasmania yesterday created veteran LGBTIQ activist Rodney Croome an honorary doctor of letters. Rodney noted with gratitude the support of his partner Raf, his mother, and his late father. He also spoke of the “many courageous and kind people I work with to advance equality.” 1988 Salamanca Markets Rodney Croome first came …

homophobes

Homophobes are certainly a strange breed, particularly the activist types. What drives their innate bigotry toward LGBTIQ people? In fact, research exists to indicate where some of their bigotry originates. But the conclusions of that research are often not welcomed. Homophobes Some people quietly dislike or harbour prejudice against LGBTIQ people. But others make lots …

Shahiran

A court in Brunei yesterday sentenced Shahiran, ‘the Brunei refugee’, to eighteen months jail for sedition. Shahiran now lives in Canada after the government there granted him asylum in 2018. The case was only the second use of the sedition law in Brunei and the first full trial of a sedition case in the country. …

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