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Trans support for JK Rowling over domestic abuse headline

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josh duggar family values child pornography

US Federal authorities yesterday arrested former reality television star and family values activist Josh Duggar on child pornography charges. Duggar appeared on his parent’s 19 Kids and Counting until revelations that he molested his little sisters as a teenager saw the show canceled. 19 Kids and Counting Duggar’s parents belong to the Quiverfull evangelical movement …

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Mhelody Bruno’s killer will not serve a jail sentence despite being found guilty of manslaughter. Justice Gordon Lerve found that Ms Bruno died as a result of a ‘consensual sex act’. Mhelody Bruno was holidaying in Australia from the Philippines and due to fly home a week after her death. Mourners honoured Ms Bruno with …

Malaysia religious officers mobilised to hunt down Nur Sajat for offending Islam

On Thursday, a ruling by Malaysia’s top court created hope for progress on LGBTIQ+ rights in the country. However, the same day, the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) announced the mobilisation of 122 personnel to hunt down influencer and entrepreneur Nur Sajat. Her crime? ‘Offending Islam’ by wearing a pink dress to a 2018 event …

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Far-right conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene previously found fame taunting a survivor of a high school shooting, calling the tragedy a ‘false flag operation. She also blamed California wildfires on ‘Jewish space lasers’. This week, she moved on to harassing the mother of a trans child, a fellow congresswoman, claiming there are only two genders. …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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