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ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST LATHAM’S ANTI-LGBT BILLS IN SYDNEY ON JUNE 5

The next protest against One Nation MP Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTQI bills is scheduled for June 5, at the Town Hall in Sydney. The protests against the bills are building momentum, with a…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Transgender woman Martine Delaney recognised for service to Tasmanian community

LGBT rights advocate Martine Delaney has become the first Tasmanian transgender woman to be recognised on the Honour Roll of Women — an award given to those who have made an "outstanding…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

In pictures: Thousands attend LGBT Mardi Gras in Sydney

Revellers usually line the city's streets for a huge parade but plans were altered this year over Covid-19 concerns. Some 36,000 attended the stadium event instead - though a small protest march…

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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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