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Pioneering Australian LGBTI activists Peter de Waal and his late partner Peter Bonsall-Boone have been announced as the recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian LGBTI Awards next year. The inaugural LGBTI Awards were held during this year’s Mardi Gras and saw community leaders, celebrities and organisations celebrating the LGBTI community. The …

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Northern New South Wales LGBTI group Tropical Fruits is bidding farewell to their club manager of eight years, Hannah Rice-Hayes. The club manager is the group’s key role, and Tropical Fruits said Hannah has helped the club blossom in recent years and she’ll be sorely missed. Hannah (pictured, right) said she’s leaving to pursue new …

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A large majority of Australian voters don’t want same-sex couples treated differently to other couples when the Marriage Act is amended following a “yes” vote, a poll has suggested. The Galaxy Research polling, commissioned by “yes” campaigners Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), found that in the event of a successful “yes” vote …

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He’s well known as a crusader for LGBT rights but now it’s official: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a Superman! He turned up for a Questions Period in Parliament wearing the trademark black glasses and slicked back hair. And as he walked down the stairs into the House of Commons, he unbuttoned his shirt …

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Queensland’s transgender community will celebrate and honour the achievements of its members and its supporters at the Trans Awards in Brisbane this month. Hosted by Paul Jay, the awards night is organised by the group Many Genders, One Voice (pictured), which is made up of volunteers from different health service providers, transgender support services and …

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A major survey has suggested that almost one in six Australians think those engaging in same-sex activity should be “charged as criminals”. The study, conducted by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), asked over 100,000 participants from 77 countries and territories for their response to the statement: “People who engage in …

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The WA Government has apologised to hundreds of Western Australian men convicted under historical laws banning homosexual acts, with the state’s premier describing it as “active discrimination that ruined lives.” The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting …

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A push from the Australian Christian Lobby to exclude LGBTI programs and projects from the Sydney’s Inner West Council’s annual grants program has been rejected by a majority of councillors. Councillors voted to approve more than $67,000 in funding for 13 LGBTI programs for the upcoming year, including funding for Sydney’s first ever “Queer Formal” …

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West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith


Liberal senator Dean Smith has said undermining Australia’s anti-discrimination laws following the same-sex marriage postal survey would allow similar moves against other minority groups. With the announcement of the postal survey result a fortnight away, “no” campaigners have begun pushing for all “conscientious objectors” to be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples in the …

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From today, millions of people all over the world will be growing and grooming dapper moustaches for a very good cause. Movember raises awareness and vital funds for male cancers, mental health and suicide prevention and encourages men to speak up and talk openly with each other about their health. Movember Foundation CEO Owen Sharp …

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