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Frank Mugisha Sexual Minorities Uganda

The government of autocratic president  Yoweri Museveni last week closed down Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the country’s leading LGBTQ rights organization. SMUG director Frank Mugisha described the action as “a clear witch hunt rooted in systematic homophobia.” The government accused the organisation of operating illegally. However, Frank Mugisha said the government previously rejected registering SMUG …

Senator Claire Chandler money anti-trans

Money Money Money. Despite failing to find support for her ‘Save Women’s Sport’ legislation and the spectacular own goal of the Katherine Deves debacle, Liberal Senator Claire Chandler continues a campaign of anti-trans fundraising. Earlier this year, Senator Chandler proposed a private member’s bill allowing sports clubs to exclude transgender women from single-sex sports. Then, …

Bethlehem College Tauranga

A transgender student has survived a suicide attempt after their New Zealand Catholic school told them “God doesn’t make mistakes”.  Attending Bethlehem College at Tauranga, NZ, it has been alleged that the student was prohibited from wearing the uniform of their preferred gender. The student was also not allowed to go by their preferred name …

Samantha Ratnam

Samantha Ratnam has announced the ousting of controversial state convener Linda Gale. The Victorian Greens leader said that last week she successfully applied for the setting aside of recent election results. Linda Gale In 2019, Linda Gale co-authored a paper widely regarded as transphobic. That led to a social media backlash against her recent appointment …

greens senator janet rice transgender transphobia victorian greens linda gale

Greens Senator Janet Rice has said her party’s newly elected Victorian convener’s position is “untenable” unless she distances herself from past comments on transgender people. On Saturday, Linda Gale, a senior industrial officer at the National Tertiary Education Union, won a party vote to fill a casual vacancy as Victorian Greens state convener. However Gale’s …

Dutton anti-LGBTIQA+ culture war

The Federal Opposition under Peter Dutton is about to launch a full-scale anti-LGBTIQA+ culture war against school inclusion. I predicted this before the election. Because contemporary far-right anti-LGBTIQA+ culture wars go in cycles. They start with attacks on discrimination protections in the name of a fake threat to ‘religious freedom’. They then move to attacks …

marjorie taylor greene republican

Far right US Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene believes heterosexual people will be extinct “four or five generations” from now. The Georgian congresswomen (pictured) made the false claims in a wild homophobic and transphobic Facebook live video on May 29. Greene raged that “they just want you to think that all of a sudden the …

misinformation uvalde shooter disinformation

On Tuesday, May 24, 19 children and 2 adults died in a mass shooting at a school in Texas. Since then far-right Americans intentionally and knowingly littered social media with false claims that the Uvalde shooter was a trans person. Despite a quick and easy debunking, a Republican congressman and other far-right figures shared the …

least LGBTQ-friendly country Poland ILGA-Europe

The annual ILGA-Europe review of the legal and social situation of LGBTQ people in European countries again ranks Poland as the EU’s least LGBTQ-friendly country. ILGA-Europe’s annual review measures equality by rating non-discrimination, family, hate crime and speech, legal gender recognition, intersex bodily integrity, civil society space, and asylum. Polish news site Gazeta Wyborcza said …

transphobic fearmongering brisbane protest

A Brisbane protest against transphobic fearmongering takes place in the city’s CBD this Saturday, May 14. The 2022 federal election campaign has seen a ramping up of attacks on trans people and the broader LGBTIQ community by Scott Morrison and Katherine Deves as well as other right-wing politicians. But Equal Love Brisbane is taking a …

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