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The publishers of Australian bridal publication White Magazine have said they will shut it down after contributors revealed they were refusing to publish same-sex weddings and they had lost advertisers as a result. The publishers wrote in a “farewell” note on their website that they’d experienced “a flood of judgment” after contributors revealed in August …

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Federal Labor are moving a Senate inquiry to scrutinise the federal government’s draft bill to ban discrimination against gay students in religious schools, as advocates call on the LGBTIQ community to give their views on the issue. Following the leaking of parts of the Ruddock religious freedom review last month, it emerged a little-known legal …

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By Timothy W. Jones, La Trobe University November 15, 2018 is the one-year anniversary of Australians voting “yes” to marriage equality. The survey was an unprecedented two-month exercise in engaging with current Australian community values around sexuality and relationships. The survey returned a clear result, with 61.6% in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry. …

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A “dramatic” rise in the number of websites and social media platforms hosting racist and gay hate content is enabling neo-Nazis and other hate groups to amplify their messages, an expert from the United Nations has warned. Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s special rapporteur for racism, said there had been a 600 per cent increase in …

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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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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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Viewers have been left shocked and outraged by a conservative Christian father’s rejection of his lesbian daughter on last night’s episode of controversial reality TV series Bride and Prejudice. The Channel 7 series’ season premiere on Monday night introduced the show’s first three couples, including newly-engaged lesbian couple Dylan and Ange. Ange’s sit-down with her …

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A new policy to be debated by the Sydney Anglican diocese that would ban same-sex weddings and the promotion of homosexuality and transgender “ideology” in churches has been panned by queer Christians. The policy would confirm that church-owned buildings can only be used for acts that “conform to the doctrines, tenets and beliefs of the …

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Uniting Network conversion therapy

Uniting Network Australia, the LGBTIQ group within the Uniting Church of Australia, has denounced harmful “gay conversion” therapy and called on other religious organisations to do the same. “Gay conversion” or “ex-gay” therapy is the discredited practice of trying to change sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual means, and it’s been widely condemned by numerous …

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By Emily Gray, RMIT University Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his government would make amendments to discrimination legislation to make clear no student at a private or religious school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality. This move now has bipartisan support from Greens, Labor and the Liberals. The question …

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