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Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


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: 12/08/2020

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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ADDED ON: 11/27/2020

Australia’s gay penguin power couple adopts second chick

The gay Australian power couple that took the world by storm two years ago is welcoming a new member of their family in an episode of the fan favorite series. Sphen and…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Tasmania’s Attorney-General leaves door open to amendments to state’s landmark gender reform legislation

Attorney-General Elise Archer has told a budget estimates committee she will not rule out amendments to Tasmania's landmark transgender reforms regarding birth certificates. State Liberal parties members this month voted at its…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal party members have voted in favour of repealing the state’s landmark laws on transgender recognition. At the party’s state conference this weekend party members voted to turn back the laws…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2020

LGBT Chinese Australians face stigma and disbelief as they search for family acceptance

Wei Zhang describes himself as a true romantic. The Melbourne resident dreams of a long-lasting marriage, just like the one his parents have. "I am a romantic person. So I prefer to…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2020

Australia Set to Fully Outlaw ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

The state of South Australia is poised to eliminate the controversial gay defense provision that allows defendants to claim their reaction to a person’s sexual orientation can be considered as a mitigating…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2020

Eight Australian sports commit to implementing inclusion measures for transgender athletes

Governing bodies of eight sports in Australia have committed to implementing governance that supports a greater level of inclusion for transgender and gender diverse athletes. At a launch held at Sydney Cricket…

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