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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Gay men become first ‘throuple’ to have three dads legally put on child’s birth certificate

A ‘throuple’ who created legal history after being allowed to name three dads on their children’s birth certificates has spoken about their unique family. In a landmark decision, Ian, Alan and Jeremy…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Doctor hands back medal over Court honour

The fallout from Margaret Court's controversial Australia Day honour has continued, with a Canberra doctor handing back her own award in protest. Clara Tuck Meng Soo says the decision to award Australia's…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Pacific leaders applauded in NZ’s New Year’s Honours list

NZ’s New Year’s Honours list has recognised the immense achievements of Pacific leaders after a challenging year. Thirteen Pacific leaders working across a diverse range of industries were honoured in this year’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN QUEER COUPLE TO RAISE CHILD GENDERLESS

The bin year that was 2020 is finally behind us and 2021 has brought some good news. A South Australian couple, who are expecting their baby later in 2021 have decided to…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

Facing Intersecting Crises: LGBTIQ+ Resilience in Fiji

The climate justice conversation lacks sufficient representation and voices from marginalized groups, such as people living with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people; and migrants and refugees. An…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2020

A Trans superstar of South Pacific music – I’m Moshanty

Papua New Guinea has earned its nickname as the ‘Land of a Thousand Cultures’ based on the fact that it is made of more than 600 beautiful islands, atolls and coral reefs,…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

New Zealand, Britain ease rules on blood donations by gay men

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand and Britain became on Monday the latest countries to ease rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, as supply concerns caused by COVID-19…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

CHRISTIAN LOBBY TARGETS VICTORIA’S BILL BANNING CONVERSION PRACTICES

The Australian Christian Lobby has a new target – the Victorian government’s proposed law against conversion practices that seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The Lobby has termed…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2020

Christian couple rejected by foster agency for wanting to change LGBT+ children tell court they were discriminated against

A Christian couple from Australia who were turned away by a foster agency because of their belief that an LGBT+ child’s identity can be changed have appeared in court. Byron and Keira…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

South Australia becomes the last state to scrap ‘gay panic’ murder defence

South Australia has abolished "gay panic" as a defence in crimes of violence with state parliament passing legislation to end the "downright offensive" provisions. It's the last state in Australia to do…

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