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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


Ten men have been arrested on suspicion of being gay on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar after police raided a same-sex wedding, according to human rights group Amnesty International. The group said the men were arrested and sex others fled when police raided a party at Pongwe Beach, Zanzibar last Saturday night (November 3). Amnesty …

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Michael Kirby

Former high court judge Michael Kirby is planning to marry his longtime partner Johan van Vloten next year, on the 50th anniversary of their first meeting. The esteemed human rights campaigner, who served as a judge the High Court from 1996 to 2009, famously savaged last year’s same-sex marriage postal survey as “unacceptable” and disrespectful …

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Facebook Rainbow

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are among more than 50 companies to sign a joint letter opposing the Trump administration’s leaked proposal to roll back legal rights and protections for transgender people. Last month, the New York Times obtained a Department of Health and Human Services memo revealing the Trump administration may legally define …

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Gay Conversion Therapies in Australia

More than 1,000 current and former students from Anglican schools have signed an open letter to principals asking them to stop lobbying to keep legal exemptions allowing discrimination against gay teachers. Last week, a group of 34 New South Wales Anglican school principals signed a letter to federal MPs demanding the controversial religious exemption allowing …

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LGBTIQ swim team brisbane sports team

Nine swimmers from Brisbane LGBTIQ team Aqualicious are on the Gold Coast preparing to compete at the eleventh Pan Pacific Masters Games. More than 15,000 athletes from over 30 countries are converging on the coast to compete in more than 40 sports from tomorrow until November 11. Aqualicious president Fernando Claro (pictured) will be among …

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Independent Sydney MP and Equality Campaign co-chair Alex Greenwich has written to the Anglican Church asking for an apology for the LGBTIQ community instead of lobbying for discrimination against gay students and staff in religious schools. Last week, a group of 34 New South Wales Anglican school principals signed a letter to federal MPs demanding …

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The Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) has announced applications are open for their 2018–2020 round of research grants, offering a total of $30,000 over three years. The grants are offered to help improve the health and wellbeing of Australian lesbians and bisexual women by assisting with projects in education or research. ALMA is particularly interested …

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A same-sex couple in the US have made medical history by both carrying the same baby with the help of a breakthrough method of IVF. Five months ago, Texas couple Ashleigh Coulter gave birth to healthy baby Stetson, that both she and her wife Bliss Coulter carried. The couple always hoped for children, and Bliss …

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The governor of Tanzania’s most populated city Dar es Salaam has announced a team will begin rounding up people suspected of being gay in a new anti-gay crackdown in the African nation. Paul Makonda (pictured) urged the city’s four million residents to report any information they have about gay people before the crackdown starts on …

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Scott Morrison religious freedom gay student Anti-Discrimination Laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed a federal Labor proposal to debate the removal of sex markers from birth certificates at its upcoming national conference. Morrison tweeted on Wednesday that “a Liberal National Government will never remove gender from birth certificates, licenses and passports,” despite many states – including Morrison’s home state of New South …

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