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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


Mike Nahan

The Liberal Party of Western Australia has pledged to pull funding from the state’s Safe Schools LGBTIQ anti-bullying program and redirect it towards rural education if elected. WA Opposition Leader Mike Nahan (pictured) told his party’s state conference the program would be defunded so as to keep regional schools in the state open, ABC News …

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Jade Mirabito

Gold Coast counsellor Jade Mirabito has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Westfield Local Heroes program to allow mental health organisation headspace to support more young LGBTIQ people on the Gold Coast. The Westfield Local Heroes program recognises individuals whose work promotes social well-being and harmony across family, youth opportunity and inclusion. The program …

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Trans People Adopt Lobster Emoji

Transgender advocates frustrated by the lack of a blue, white and pink trans flag emoji have claimed the new lobster emoji as their own. A group named Lobsters Against Transphobia launched an online petition earlier this month to call for the creation of a transgender flag emoji by Unicode, the company behind the emojis used …

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Indonesia's Aceh province

Two women in Malaysia have been sentenced to six lashes with a cane after they were arrested for having sex with each other. Police arrested the women, aged 32 and 22, in April for trying to have sex in a car in the state of Terengganu, in the country’s north-west, Pink News reported. Police accused …

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Mick Fuller

A group of ’78ers have heard New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller deliver an apology for the police violence that marred the original Mardi Gras march on June 24, 1978. That night, the marchers held a celebratory parade that was violently broken up by police. Fifty-three of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly …

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Brisbane pride queer art show

Queensland artists are invited to register their interest for a free queer art exhibition organised by QNews Magazine as part of the Brisbane Pride Festival next month. This year’s Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the “Q-Art Pride Exhibition” will be held in the weeks following as part of Brisbane Pride Festival Month. …

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Managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby Martyn Iles

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has launched a petition calling on federal Labor not to ban the harmful practice of “gay conversion” therapy. The anti-transgender petition, which now has 19,000 signatures, hits out at Labor over the consultation draft of the party’s platform, set to be debated at their national conference in December. The draft …

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Supporters hold up a banner during a pride march in San Jose in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and discriminatory. The court ruling gives the Central American country’s lawmakers 18 months to change the current law. President Carlos Alvarado, who supports same-sex marriage, welcomed the ruling and said he wanted to ensure no Costa Rican person faced discrimination …

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church will take an historic step towards embracing the LGBTIQ community at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin later this month. Father James Martin (pictured) will speak about welcoming LGBTIQ people and their families into their parishes, a topic he says was proposed by the Vatican. Pope Francis will attend the final …

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A homeless person lies on the concrete in this stock photo

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has called for “epidemic levels” of homelessness in New South Wales to be treated as a state of emergency. Greenwich said the number of people with no fixed address in New South Wales had risen by 37 per cent since the 2011 Census. Research shows the issue disproportionately affects gay, …

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