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southern bay brewery beer geelong victoria homophobic social media

A brewery in Victoria has apologised for posting a meme slammed by Facebook users as homophobic and offensive. Southern Bay Brewery, in Geelong, Victoria, posted the “beer meme” on Monday night. The post read: “Non-alcoholic beer – you mean gay lemonade?” But within an hour the brewery pulled the post after a backlash on its …

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victorian surgeon rape condom

A Victorian surgeon charged with raping a fellow doctor after he allegedly “stealthed” him while having sex has been allowed to keep treating patients. The prominent surgeon, whose name has been suppressed, was arrested and charged by Victoria Police last September over the incident in mid-2017. “Stealthing” is the non-consensual removal of a condom during …

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victoria labor premier daniel andrews

Transgender advocates in Victoria have launched a petition calling on the Premier Daniel Andrews to reform gender identity laws. Under current legislation, trans and gender diverse Victorians must undergo sterilising sex reassignment surgery before they can update their gender marker on their birth certificates. In 2016, a bill to make it easier for Victorians to …

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victoria police Homophobic Harassment homophobia

Warning: distressing language Homophobic and transphobic threats and jokes are still tolerated by some in Victoria Police ranks including senior officers, according to a new report released on Friday. The report, by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, found a lack of trust in internal reporting processes and “poor management responses” hindered LGBTIQ …

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melbourne drag queen annie depressant rainbow story time

A Melbourne drag queen who copped a barrage of online abuse for hosting a children’s storytime event at a Victorian library has said she won’t be deterred and the event will go on. A Facebook post by Whittlesea Library, north-east of Melbourne, announcing the “Rainbow Storytime” hosted by drag performer Annie Depressant was removed after …

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victorian labor candidate luke creasey

Victorian Labor candidate and Rainbow Labor Victoria co-convenor Luke Creasey has resigned after a string of lewd social media posts joking about rape, lesbian women and religion came to light. Creasey shared memes in 2012 that included one joking about rape playing on the song “Call Me Maybe” reading “Hey I just met you, if …

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peter killin liberal candidate in victoria

A Victorian Liberal candidate has resigned after comments he made describing “the homosexual lifestyle” as “dangerous” and a homophobic rant against gay Liberal MP Tim Wilson came to light. The party’s candidate for the inner-north Melbourne seat of Wills, Peter Killin, commented on a conservative blog in December that not enough Liberal Christian right members …

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victorian liberal candidate gladys liu

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended Victorian Liberal candidate Gladys Liu after comments she made in 2016 disparaging LGBTIQ issues resurfaced. Liu, the Liberal candidate for the seat of Chisholm in Melbourne’s east, told The Guardian in 2016 that Chinese immigrants believe same-sex marriage “is against normal practice”. “The Chinese people come to Australia because …

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victoria lgbti business group globe community grants

LGBTIQ business organisation GLOBE has announced it will award $33,000 to Victorian LGBTIQ individuals, groups and businesses through its long-running Community Grants program. Each year, Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise (GLOBE) reinvests the revenue from its annual Community Awards ceremony into the state’s LGBTIQ community through the annual Community Grants program, with …

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victorian not-for-profit organisation fitted for work

The Victorian Government has announced $227,000 in funding for not-for-profit organisation Fitted for Work, to help transgender job seekers overcome barriers to employment. Fitted for Work is a not-for-profit organisation which has assisted more than 35,000 women in securing and maintain employment over 14 years. The organisation will put the new funding towards its pilot …

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