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LGBTI


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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NZ Politician

Labour MP Tamati Coffey believes it’s time for New Zealand to create a ministerial portfolio for rainbow affairs. “I personally think that we need a minister in government that’s actually in charge of rainbow issues,” he said during a Facebook Live interview with Newshub Nation. “In Canada I know they’ve got a minister that’s in …

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Qantas Staff

Qantas staff have been told to stop using certain “gender inappropriate” words that people may take offence to, particularly those in the LGBTI community. An information package was sent out to airline employees ahead of the company’s Spirit of Inclusion month, according to The Daily Telegraph. “We want Qantas to be an inclusive workplace and …

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By Dennis Altman, La Trobe University The rise of sexually transmissible diseases made front-page news in The Age, which tried to make sense of the rise among “gay men” and “heterosexual people”. This illustrates the increasingly common confusion between behaviour and identity. What is involved is sexual contact, or to use the expression common in …

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) scrapped gender on all Queensland licences after complaints from the LGBTI community. TMR stopped recording people’s gender and height for all new and renewed licences in October 2016. It said the changes were necessary to make driver’s and marine licences compliant with new anti-discrimination laws. However, an …

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