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ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

Victoria bans religious schools from sacking staff for being LGBT

The Victorian government has passed laws banning religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The state parliament’s upper house passed the Equal…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2021

China’s LGBTIQ+ movement is under attack. But international support can be a double-edged sword

People often ask me what it's like to be queer or trans in China. It was the number one question I encountered when I returned to Melbourne after three years in Shanghai,…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2021

Elderly gay couple forced from Toowoomba home by abuse

An elderly gay couple will sell up and leave their Toowoomba home following homophobic abuse. Bruce Gardiner told the Toowoomba Chronicle that he and husband Derek suffered eight years of abuse, vile…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2021

Australia: LGBTQ advocates blast religious discrimination bill

Australia has introduced a new controversial bill aimed at protecting religious people from "cancel culture". Among other things, it would allow Catholic schools the right to fire teachers or expel gay students…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Gay Australian Footballer ‘Scared’ to Play at World Cup in Qatar

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo, who came out as gay last month, has revealed he would be scared to play at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar because of the country’s criminalization of homosexuality. The 21-year-old,…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2021

PM SCOTT MORRISON TO PERSONALLY INTRODUCE RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL IN PARLIAMENT

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will personally introduce the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill in Parliament on Thursday. The bill was promised by Morrison before the last elections in the wake of the 2017…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2021

MAN SENTENCED TO SIX AND A HALF YEARS IN PRISON OVER PERTH GAY BASHINGS

A district court in Perth on Friday sentenced a 26-year-old man to six and a half years imprisonment for his role in two separate incidents of bashing and robbing of gay men.…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2021

Josh Cavallo: the world’s only openly gay top-tier men’s footballer

When Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo sat down to film his announcement to the world that he was coming out as gay, he didn’t know what to expect. He’d told his teammates and…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2021

Call for asylum for Afghans facing Taliban LGBT kill lists

Just.Equal Australia has urged the Australian Government to provide refuge for LGBTIQA+ Afghans facing persecution under the Taliban regime. The call follows reports from Rainbow Railroad of Taliban LGBT kill lists circulating…

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ADDED ON: 11/12/2021

Stats NZ survey finds 4.2 percent of population is LGBT+ with 0.8 percent transgender

For the first time, we have a decent idea of the size of New Zealand's Rainbow community. One in 20 adults in New Zealand identify as LGBT+, which is 4.2 percent of…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2021

How ABCQueer hopes to help young LGBTQIA+ people feel less alone

Mon Schafter: As a proud queer person and the Content Lead of ABCQueer, this week's news that the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and WorldPride will be broadcast on the ABC…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2021

NSW government announces inquiry into Sydney’s unsolved gay and transgender hate crimes, murders

The NSW government has announced an inquiry into brutal hates crimes committed against members of Sydney's gay community over 40 years. In July 1989, 25-year-old newsreader Ross Warren disappeared from Sydney's eastern…

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