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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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The first Australian rally to protest new anti-gay laws in Brunei has been held in Brisbane opposite the Brunei-owned Royal on the Park Hotel. A group of around 100 people gathered in the City Botanic Gardens on Saturday afternoon chanted “Shame Sultan, shame” to protest the southeast Asian country’s introduction last week of the death …

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A new survey has found a national ban on dangerous “gay conversion” therapy is a top priority for LGBTIQ Australians ahead of the next federal election. More than 2,500 participants were presented with a range of options for LGBTIQ law and policy reform and were asked to rank each in order of priority with conversion …

ALFW team Robina Roos toast the upcoming Pride Cup at their Gold Coast club

The Robina Roos’ AFLW team is getting ready to host Queensland’s first ever Pride Cup match this month to help fight homophobia in sport. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural …

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