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ADDED ON: 01/21/2020

Gender neutral toilets greet Margaret Court at Australian Open

The Australian Open has made available two new gender-neutral toilets for the first time at Rod Laver Arena, the same day as Margaret Court made her return to venue Melbourne Park. Well,…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Reaching out to gay congregants

AUSTRALIA’S Orthodox rabbis will soon have a set of guidelines on engaging with gay congregants under an initiative being developed by the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand (RCANZ). RCANZ president…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Grief over death of Young Liberal Wilson Gavin after drag queen protest

Friends and opponents alike have expressed their grief after the death of Wilson Gavin, the leader of a rightwing student club at the University of Queensland, who died one day after leading…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Glam Slam event rolls out welcome mat for Margaret Court

As the organiser of Australia’s biggest LGBTQI tennis tournament, the Glam Slam, Rowen D’Souza finds it useful to be ‘‘a little bit cheeky’’. In November at a function in Perth, he approached…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Right wing students accost drag queen at children’s library event to ‘defend LNP values’

An Australian pop star has slammed a group of right wing student protestors for yelling anti LGBT slogans at a family event featuring a drag queen. In a video showing the protest,…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Perth dance for older members of the LGBT community

Older members of the local LGBT community will be able to attend a social dance next weekend. The LGBT Elders Social Dance will be held at Perth Theatre on Saturday, January 18,…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2019

What happened? The policies Scott Morrison’s government appears to have abandoned

Governments should be judged not just on what they do with their time in office but also on what they don’t do. There are only so many hours in a day, and…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

How gender norms affect anti-LBGT prejudice around the world

A study conducted in 20 countries across the globe has shown that prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community remains deep-rooted. In order to determine the ways in which these forms of…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2019

SAME-SEX FAMILY DOLL SET CRITICISED FOR LACK OF RACIAL DIVERSITY

Kmart Australia has added two same-sex couples to one of its family doll ranges, but shoppers have criticised the company for creating exclusively white dolls. The family play sets now come in…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

Gay Saudi journalists both freed from Australian detention after ‘powerful’ LGBT community rallied round them

The two gay Saudi journalists who sought asylum in Australia have both finally been freed after one was forced to remain alone in a detention centre due to a ‘clerical error’ by…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2019

Australian anti-discrimination board accepts complaint against Israel Folau

An anti-discrimination board in Australia has accepted a complaint against former Wallabies star Israel Folau accusing him of the "vilification of LGBT people". Gay anti-discrimination activist Garry Burns wrote to New South…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Revisions announced to Australia religious freedom bill

Following religious groups’ criticism of an Australian bill intended to protect religious freedom, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released a second version that appears to address some concerns.…

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