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red cross blood donation gay ban

A new study has found a majority of gay and bisexual Australian men would donate blood if allowed, but don’t due to the 12-month abstinence restriction. Currently, men who have had sex with another man in the last twelve months can’t donate blood. Last month, the health regulator approved a reduction of that period to …

lgbtiq history australian lgbtiq history timeline 1902 2000

The Australian LGBTIQ history timeline of the twentieth century begins with male homosexuality prosecuted as a criminal act in every jurisdiction of the newly federated Commonwealth. However, the last 30 years of the century saw every one of those laws consigned to history. While the law only explicitly criminalised male homosexuality, all members of the …

religious freedom roundtable

Labor leader Anthony Albanese held a Religious Freedom roundtable with about 25 representatives of national peak bodies in Melbourne today. Four representatives of the LGBTIQ communities attended the roundtable. Anna Brown from Equality Australia and Rodney Croome from Equality Tasmania both attended. Ro Allen, Victoria’s Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality and AFAO’s Heath Paynter also …

no deals on discrimination lgbtiq community campaign rodney croome

Rodney Croome says there must be no deals on discrimination. The movement to roll back discrimination protections is a serious threat we must stand up to. Therefore the LGBTIQ community and its representatives must not make unnecessary compromises.  It must be blocked outright. The LGBTIQ community campaign against the Religious Discrimination Bill is working. As …

LGBTIQ consultation religious discrimination anthony albanese

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 …

national representative body lgbtiq communities

Australia’s LGBTIQ communities head into the year 2020 with huge achievements in our immediate past. There are also massive challenges in our immediate future. Is it time for a national representative body for Australia’s LGBTIQ communities? Over the last half-century, our communities achieved decriminalisation of homosexuality, some discrimination protections, and marriage equality. We achieved that …

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 …

prime minister scott morrison religious freedom meeting discrimination

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has met with more than 20 faith leaders to discuss “religious freedom” and plans for a religious anti-discrimination bill. But LGBTIQ advocates have had to petition in a bid for government consultation on the legislation. On Monday, Jewish, Anglican, Uniting Church, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist leaders gathered in Sydney to …

liberal senator eric abetz israel folau

Liberal senator Eric Abetz wants an investigation into Rugby Australia’s sacking of Israel Folau as Coalition MPs push for “religious freedom” laws. Rugby Australia terminated Folau’s $4 million contract last month after an Instagram post claiming “hell awaits” gay people. Abetz asked the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Human Rights Commission to investigate the decision …

LGBTI Equality Rodney Croome Coalition Government transgender rights

Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTI equality advocate. As a strategist in numerous campaigns for equality, Rodney says our community can still make change and meet threats under the re-elected coalition government. I won’t sugar coat the election result: Australia has the most socially and religious conservative government in a generation. Many leading Liberal moderates …

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