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A Sydney high school student has come out as gay to a standing ovation from classmates and teachers at an assembly at his Catholic school. Then-17-year-old Finn Stannard chose to share his journey to accepting his sexuality with more than 1,500 people at Sydney school St. Ignatius’ College earlier this year, and his moving speech …

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Jamel Myers

A nine-year-old boy died by suicide after he came out as gay and faced bullying from classmates at his primary school, his grieving mother says. Jamel Myles’s mum Leia Pierce discovered her son dead at their Denver home on Thursday, and a coroner’s report released this week confirmed Jamel’s cause of death as a suicide, …

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Safe Schools lgbti young people

LGBTIQ community members have shared personal stories of classroom discrimination with a crowd of Safe Schools opponents during a public meeting convened by Liberal MP Kevin Andrews in Hobart on Tuesday night. Andrews and Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous addressed the public lecture, held at Hobart Town Hall, and criticised the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. Writing …

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A prestigious Toowoomba girls’ school has welcomed its first transgender student. The Glennie School principal Kim Cohen wrote to parents to inform them of the news, The Chronicle reports. Mrs Cohen (pictured above) had hoped to give the student “time to settle before informing the community of her situation” to allow for people to get …

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