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The LGBT community has come a long way in a relatively short period, but there is still a lot still to be done. Now that the new year has again dawned, I have come up with my 10 point wish list of changes that should be made in 2016 for LGBT people both here at …

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The Kenyan Parliament has thankfully rejected a controversial bill which, had it been successful, would have seen people convicted of homosexuality stoned to death. The news isn’t all good though as the reason the law was rejected was because it was felt that the current punishment of up to 14 years in jail was still …

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Brisbane City Council has officially rejected a petition from the LGBT community asking for the formation of a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Advisory Committee. Despite attracting hundreds of signatures, Council informed the petition’s creator Phil Browne who heads the Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group (BLAG) that a separate LGBTI Advisory Committee such as …

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The Queensland Police Service has bolstered its gay and lesbian liaison program this month by introducing District LGBTI Liaison Coordinators for each district within the state to ensure that every area of the state has  adequate access to the program. There are currently over 100 qualified LGBT police liaison officers stationed around Queensland A statement …

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The Queensland Government has honoured its election commitment to restore legally recognised civil ceremonies for same-sex couples. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath (pictured) introduced the Bill in parliament this week. “This Government has committed to restoring the civil partnership ceremony provisions in the Act to ensure that couples of any gender can participate in an official ceremony …

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By Stephen Page In March next year there will be an historic meeting in Brisbane of the LGBT Family Law Institute. The Institute is a group of credentialled family lawyers, based in the US, who have acted in and support LGBT clients and issues. It is ultimately affiliated with the American Bar Association. It is …

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Chihuahua has just become the fourth state in Mexico to officially approve same-sex marriage. Unlike other jurisdictions around the world which have recently introduced marriage equality with dramatic & emotionally charged referendums and parliamentary votes, Chihuahua’s change of policy was as simple as Governor César Duarte Jáquez making an announcement that his government would no …

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“What a child is entitled to is loving parents. The fact that people are heterosexual does not necessarily make them good parents,” said Chief Judge John Pascoe in evidence before a House of Representatives committee informal inquiry about surrogacy. Chief Judge Pascoe heads up the Federal Circuit Court, which decides most family law cases. His …

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