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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


The Brisbane Tritons inclusive water polo team hold up their banner at the opening ceremony of the Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France

A contingent of Aussie athletes were among the 10,000 sportspeople converging on Paris last weekend for the opening ceremony of this year’s Gay Games. Among the Brisbane sportspeople attending this year’s Games are players and coaches from the inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons, attending the competition for the first time. Tritons President Sean …

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Nearly half of the world’s countries do not allow LGBTIQ groups to organize, with many facing the threat of arrests or state-sanctioned violence, a new report has found. Just 56 per cent of countries – 109 countries out of 194 – freely allow such groups, according to analysis by advocacy group OutRight Action International published …

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Wear it purple day

Officers and staff of the Queensland Police Service will wear special purple bootlaces to support LGBTIQ youth on this year’s Wear It Purple Day on August 31. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance …

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Openly Gay Priest

A community’s prayers have been answered with Reverend Chris Swannell making history as the first New Zealander in an openly gay relationship to become an Anglican priest. Rev Swannell, who owns a boutique lodge at Russell’s Orongo Bay with his partner, the wine and travel writer Michael Hooper, led his first service at Christ Church …

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Man in wheelchair

Forty-six percent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year, a new report has revealed. The report was written by academics William Leonard and Dr Rosemary Mann, who reviewed national and international research over 18 years to discover the impact that discrimination and social exclusion have on the …

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Warning: distressing content A transgender rights group is calling for reform after a Tasmanian trans woman was allegedly gang-raped while housed in a male prison. The mother of Martin Harwood, who identified as Marjorie, told ABC News she supported her child’s gender expression. “I’d walk down the street with him, I used to buy his …

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seth owen

A gay teenager whose parents forced him out of the family home will be able to attend university on a scholarship after a teacher crowdfunded more than $128,000. Seth Owen (pictured) will be able to achieve his “life goal” of attending Georgetown University, thanks to his former biology teacher Jane Martin and the generosity more …

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Rodney Croome

A new survey has found a national ban on dangerous “gay conversion” therapy is a top priority for LGBTIQ Australians ahead of the next federal election. More than 2,500 participants were presented with a range of options for LGBTIQ law and policy reform and were asked to rank each in order of priority with conversion …

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Challenges Of Coming Out Later

The challenges older men face coming out as gay is the focus behind new research in New Zealand. Gay Men Coming Out Later in Life, a thesis written by Auckland University of Technology Professor Quentin Allan, gives a unique insight into the lived experiences of Kiwi men who, having spent most of their lives in …

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Brisbane Pride Festival Anthony Callea

Pride is still exciting, powerful and necessary. With Brisbane’s annual Pride rally, march and fair day just under two months away, it’s time to dust off the rainbows, gather the glitter and get ready to celebrate everything that is Pride. And there is a lot to celebrate. We now live in a country with marriage …

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