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Latham anti-trans bill

Police made at least one arrest earlier today at a banned Sydney rally against the Mark Latham anti-trans bill. Hundreds of people marched from Taylor Square to Hyde Park. The rally protested a proposed bill which would ban schools from teaching gender fluidity. Police arrested at least one person and issued fines of $1000 to …

anya bradford like a dog

A New South Wales court today heard police officers treated transgender woman Anya Bradford ‘like a dog’. Senior Constable Mark Follington faces charges of manufacturing a case against Bradford after the dropping of assault charges he filed against her. The court heard Follington and another police officer spoke to Anya Bradford while conducting ID checks …

bridget clinch beth rep

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal last week ordered Canberra newsreader Beth Rep to pay $10,000 compensation to transgender activist Bridget Clinch. The order resulted from Rep ‘liking’ offensive Facebook comments on an apology she previously made to Bridget Clinch. Former Army captain Bridget Clinch complained to the tribunal about comments Rep made about her …

Jennifer Laude Joseph Scott Pemberton murder of trans woman

President Duterte of the Philippines yesterday issued a pardon for US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. A court sentenced Pemberton to 10 years jail in 2015 for the murder of trans woman Jennifer Laude. Pemberton murdered Jennifer Laude in a motel room near a former US navy base northwest of Manila. Jennifer met him on a …

JK Rowling The Sun domestic violence trans support

British transgender organisations expressed support for JK Rowling after Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper featured a front-page story about her ex-husband’s lack of remorse for domestic abuse during their marriage. Trans groups along with MPs and other charities condemned the newspaper for glorifying violence against women. The Sun‘s headline on Thursday read, “I slapped JK …

idahobit 2020

Despite the pandemic, LGBTIQ communities and allies across the world yesterday celebrated IDAHOBIT 2020, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia Municipalities, governments, businesses, and organisations draped rainbow flags or illuminated buildings in rainbow colours worldwide. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic limited the size of gatherings. However, members of our ever-resourceful communities made …

Ferdian Paleka indonesian youtuber

Indonesian YouTuber Ferdian Paleka and two mates last week subjected two homeless trans women and a group of homeless kids to a cruel prank by pretending to distribute charitable food packs. The packs, in fact, contained rotten food and rocks. In a since-deleted video posted to YouTube, Paleka showed his car loaded up with ‘care …

online bullying galop

Research by GALOP finds 80% of LGBTIQ people experience online bullying. The bullying includes threats of violence and threats to out people.  The 700 respondents to the survey came from across the United Kingdom. 58% of the reported incidents occurred on Facebook and  34% on Twitter. Of the remainder, 19% occurred in the comments sections …

champion of homophobia margaret court acl

Margaret Court is not the flag bearer of religious freedom that the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) and her supporters would have you believe. She is in fact, a champion of homophobia. Elected to federal parliament in 1998, Brian Greig declared he was gay in his maiden speech. As an LGBTI rights activist in Western Australia …

acl conversion therapy expert panel maureen young

Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. The second speaker: …

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