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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

New Zealand locals send record 100,000 submissions to ban LGBT conversion practices

New Zealand is on its way to become the land of conquering the impossible, and adding another feather to this cap of victories is its new record against conversion practices. More than…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

Misinterpretation of conversion therapy ban bill causing confusion in some churches

Concerns have been raised about how far the proposed legislation goes, and whether parents could be criminalised for having conversations with their children about their sexuality or gender identity. The Bill aims…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2021

New Zealand introduces bill to outlaw LGBT conversion therapy

WELLINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2021

”OUT FOR AUSTRALIA’ EXISTS TO SUPPORT LGBT STUDENTS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS’

Less than 32% of LGBTQIA+ employees in Australia are out to everyone in their workplace and studies reveal that this number is going down. Out For Australia is one of the few…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL CANNOT BE AT THE COST OF LGBT RIGHTS, SAYS LIBERAL MP

The Federal government is set to bring in a new – its third – draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill later this year. But a growing number of Liberal MPs are voicing…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2021

Alarm as anti-gay messages and Nazi graffiti found in Melbourne

Victorian based LGBTI Jewish group Aleph Melbourne has voiced concern over anti-gay and Nazi graffiti appearing on Gardiners Trail which weaves it was through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. “Aleph Melbourne condemns the senseless…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF TRANS AND INTERSEX PERSONS

The Australian government has failed to accept two of five recommendations regarding LGBTQI+ rights, following the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva earlier this year. On Thursday,…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia

For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world - thanks to colonial Britain. Till today, colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2021

New Zealand PM backs transgender weightlifter’s Olympic selection

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday defended the selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics, a decision that has fuelled a debate over inclusion and fairness in…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2021

Almost all Australian LGBTQ+ high school students hear homophobic language at school, study finds

More than 90% of LGBTQ+ students hear homophobic language at school, with more than one in three confronted with slurs on a daily basis, a study of Australian high school students has…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2021

Intersex people on the importance of being understood, their inclusion in upcoming census

Usually the Queen's Birthday Honours have been divided into men and women, but this year for the first time, there's a third column after Mani Mitchell, who is intersex and non-binary. They…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

KILL THE BILLS: PROTESTERS RALLY IN SYDNEY AGAINST MARK LATHAM’S ANTI-TRANS LAWS

As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to…

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