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Coming out at work Suportah

By Raymond Trau, RMIT University For many LGBTIQ+ workers coming out is a never-ending process. A recent study in the UK shows coming out at work is still a problem. Our research, to be launched in Sydney on August 27, supports this finding and further unpacks the reasons for these continuing difficulties. As LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, …

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Jacqueline Ullman

Workplace discrimination against LGBTIQ teachers in New South Wales is relatively widespread and taking a toll on their psychological wellbeing, according to new research. Of the just-over 1000 LGBTIQ teachers who participated in the study conducted by Western Sydney University and the NSW Teachers Federation trade union, 42 per cent of them reported experiences of …

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By Luke Beck, Monash University Social Services Minister Dan Tehan called in a recent speech for a federal Religious Discrimination Act. While Liberal Senator James Paterson has backed the call, Just Equal spokesman Brian Greig has warned such a law may be a smokescreen to allow discrimination against LGBTI people. Liberal backbench MP Tim Wilson has echoed those concerns. …

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A Brisbane same-sex couple planning to wed in New Zealand have had their request for a wedding cake refused by a baker who told them same-sex ceremonies are against her beliefs. Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick got engaged last year and had planned a wedding for the small northern New Zealand town of Waipu next …

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Publicity photo of Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s powerful Netflix special Nanette was released to the streaming platform two weeks ago and viewers just can’t stop singing its praises. The show, which has been described as “funny, furious anti-comedy” and “stand-up meets TED Talk meets protest speech meets sermon,” takes the form of an autobiographical narrative as Gadsby chronicles …

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Discrimination is keeping some gay men from reaching high-level managerial positions, a new study has suggested. The research, which analysed data from almost 650,000 working-age adults in the UK, is the first large-scale evidence of the understudied sexual orientation gap in the workplace. While the study found gay men outperform straight men in lower level …

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Being a person of color who is queer, having issues around gender identity and mental health is what I like to call a 4-tier-whammy of complications. If you identity with even one of those above concepts, you possibly know what I mean. People of color worldwide have a poorly televised lifestyle that rarely gets talked …

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A New York Uber driver allegedly kicked a lesbian couple out of his car for kissing in the back seat because he found the act “disrespectful”. Emma Pichl and her girlfriend of two years, Alex Iovine, had just left a friend’s birthday party at a bar in Brooklyn on Saturday evening when the couple called …

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court’s narrow ruling applied to just the one case and avoided the larger question of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian …

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Advocates have called on allies within the Victorian Liberal party to stand up against homophobic and transphobic motions put forward by conservatives for debate at the party’s upcoming state conference. On Monday, Victorian Liberal state president Michael Kroger (pictured) intervened to scrap a motion endorsing the practice of dangerous and discredited “gay conversion” therapy in …

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