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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Sydney to make Jewish LGBT+ history

Event convenor, Dayenu’s Kim Gotlieb, said the program for this landmark conference – the first of its kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region – is “absolutely exceptional”. He emphasised it…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

LGBTI groups condemn terrorist attacks at two New Zealand mosques

LGBTI advocacy groups around the world have condemned Friday’s terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that have left at least 49 people dead. Express, an LGBTI newspaper in Auckland,…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Homophobic, transphobic flyers appear before Sydney election

Homophobic and transphobic flyers have appeared around Sydney, Australia, in the run up to this month’s state election. The flyers, which appeared on Reddit, are written in English, Arabic and Chinese. They…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

“I thought Australia was safe”: At Least Four LGBTI People Assaulted on Mardi Gras Weekend

At least four LGBTI men were bashed before Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the weekend, triple j Hack can reveal. Hack understands the attacks followed a similar pattern - the men…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Transgender soldier on fighting the Australian army’s attempt to dismiss her

Transgender soldier Bridget Clinch has opened up about how she fought against the Australian army after it tried to dismiss her following her gender reassignment surgery. When Clinch – who had served…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

The Kimberley Queen who escaped persecution in Indonesia to find sanctuary in Broome

Escaping persecution as a gay man in Indonesia several years ago, the reigning Kimberley Queen has instead found a supportive community in the northern Western Australia town of Broome. Growing up in…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

30,000 sign petition against gender diversity teaching in New Zealand

More than 30,000 people in New Zealand have signed a parliamentary petition against teaching gender diversity in the country’s schools. ‘I believe that endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

How being an LGBT international student in Australia changed me

When Bijan Kardouni was 23, he went to the wedding of his secret lover. Bijan had met Sami* through the underground LGBT community in Iran, using a VPN blocker to contact him…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

LGBTI People With Disability to Launch Fearless Express at Sydney Mardi Gras

LGBTI people with disability will raise awareness for accessible public transport at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras pride parade on 2 March. Five Australian disability organizations have organized the Fearless Express float. It…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Don’t forget about us, say LGBT+ students

LGBT+ students and their supporters are urging parliament not to forget about them and protecting their rights to stay in the school they want to attend. A group of young people delivered…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT Pride and dating: How bisexual women face stigma and hostility in relationships

A new study reveals many "bisexual-plus" Kiwi women feel misunderstood and invalidated when dating. Auckland University of Technology's Tara Pond is the first New Zealand academic to analyse in-depth the lives and romantic relationships of bisexual-plus women…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2019

Australian senator: Kids shouldn’t have to know gay parents exist

Australian senator Ian Macdonald has said that people have the right to stop their children from learning about gay parents. Macdonald was chairing a Senate committee examining a bill which would ban…

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