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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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ALFW team Robina Roos toast the upcoming Pride Cup at their Gold Coast club

The Robina Roos’ AFLW team is getting ready to host Queensland’s first ever Pride Cup match this month to help fight homophobia in sport. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural …

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Aunty Dawn

Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. At the ceremony at …

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Reverend Jo Inkpin

A lineup of transgender and gender diverse Queenslanders will share their experiences at a conference in Brisbane this weekend. The one-day conference will explore the terms and concepts involved in the topic of gender diversity and gender non-conformity and explore what science says about the development of gender in youth and outline some of the …

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Shelley Argent PFLAG

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have called on the federal government to release the recommendations put forward by the religious freedom review headed by Philip Ruddock. The review panel’s report was handed to the government on May 18 but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the federal government will take time to review …

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PFLAG Ipswich

The Ipswich and Scenic Rim councils in southeast Queensland will be raising rainbow flags on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Thursday. The International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia falls on May 17 each year, and is marked with community and workplace events that celebrate equality and inclusion. Parents and Friends of …

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Margaret Court

Tennis legend turned pastor Margaret Court has told the federal government’s Religious Freedom Review the legalisation of marriage equality raises “alarming” issues for the country. The review – which was recently given a two month extension after it was inundated with 16,000 submissions – published almost 2000 of them late last Thursday. In her submission …

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Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith has been named an ambassador for the Perth branch of Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays (PFLAG). Volunteers from the group met at Senator Smith’s office over the weekend and Smith acknowledged the decades of work the organisation has done for the LGBTIQ community, Out in Perth reported. …

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A large majority of Australian voters don’t want same-sex couples treated differently to other couples when the Marriage Act is amended following a “yes” vote, a poll has suggested. The Galaxy Research polling, commissioned by “yes” campaigners Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), found that in the event of a successful “yes” vote …

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PFLAG National Spokesperson Shelley Argent will be in Canberra this month to hand deliver the letters of the countless number of Australians who have written to our national leaders asking for marriage equality. Argent says almost two million emails sent in support of marriage equality were brushed aside, however, she believes that they can no …

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