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election special queensland vote

Queensland goes to the polls this Saturday 31 October. Shelley Argent joins us on Queer Newsweek for an election special. As at previous elections, prior to the Queensland vote, Shelley contacted the major parties concerning their LGBTIQ+ policies. Scroll down for video Letters from Deputy Premier and Shadow Attorney-General at bottom of the article. Shelley …

anti-bullying pack

PFLAG+ Queensland last week completed an anti-bullying pack for distribution to all state high schools. PFLAG+ national spokesperson Shelley Argent and volunteers spent their weekend preparing the packs for distribution. A donation from a PFLAG+ member enabled the organisation to privately fund the initiative. Shelley Argent said the packs would provide commonsense information for staff …

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LGBTIQ advocates have panned Queensland’s laws criminalising harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy” for not going far enough. Last week, the Queensland government passed a bill banning health service providers from “attempting to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.” Providers found using the outlawed “conversion” methods would face penalties of up to 18 …

pflag+

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 …

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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 …

PFLAG+ brisbane jane hopkins president queensland

PFLAG+ Brisbane held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday and elected a new president. Former President Pasi Linnosto resigned due to work commitments interstate. PFLAG+ spokesperson Shelley Argent expressed the organisation’s gratitude to Pasi for his two year commitment to leading PFLAG+ in Brisbane. On Saturday, a relatively new mum to the group nominated for …

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An American pastor’s interruption of a secular event and consequent ‘prayer cleansing’ illustrates the dangers of Australia’s proposed ‘religious freedoms’ bill. The pastor cut off the microphone to a gay speaker at an event held in his church. A few days later, he asked his congregation to bow their heads and join him in a …

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Shelley Argent and co-author Leanne Edmistone will discuss their book Just a Mum at the Brisbane Square Library Friday 18 October. Also at the library that evening, the Brisbane Pride Choir will celebrate over two decades of performing for the community. Brisbane Square Library As part of a trial, Brisbane Square Library now opens until …

Just a Mum Shelley Argent Leanne Edmistone Marriage Equality

Of course, a book about Shelley Argent is going to address the Marriage Equality debate. However, Just a Mum co-authored with Leanne Edmistone documents not only the battle but also what brought Shelley to it. Shelley Argent always wanted a family. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she dreamed of a loving family of her …

Shelley Argent PFLAG religious freedom

PFLAG national spokesperson Shelley Argent wants Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reassure the LGBTIQ community they won’t be worse off under any new “religious freedom” laws. “The right-wing of the government decided Christians’ rights were at risk after marriage equality was achieved,” Argent said. “The government held a religious review due to concerns about the …

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