Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


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: 02/08/2019

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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ADDED ON: 02/05/2019

Victoria to become first Australian state to ban conversion therapy

Victoria is set to become the first state in Australia to introduce a ban on conversion therapy. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria (head of government) made the announcement at Midsumma Pride in…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2019

New research reveals how the marriage equality debate damaged LGBT Australians’ mental health

Although Australia has now achieved marriage equality, the topics of sexuality and gender identity continue to spark heated – and often discriminatory – public debates. Most recently, the issues of religious freedoms and anti-discrimination…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Australian politician Mark Latham pledges to gut transgender rights

Australian One Nation politician Mark Latham has unveiled a series of new anti-transgender policy pledges. Latham was once the leader of Australia’s centre-left Labor Party, but is now a member of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Countries that allow gay people to serve in army

Months after Supreme Court decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has reignited the debate around gay rights by insisting that homosexuality is not permissible in the military.…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

Australia: What Our Current Anti-Discrimination Laws Mean For LGBTIQ Students And Teachers

On the surface, Australian anti-discrimination laws safeguard queer, trans and non-binary adults and children from discrimination while working and receiving an education. But in reality, our anti-discrimination laws provide a legal shield for…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Political Impasse Stops Protection for LGBTI Students Passing This Year

The government’s bid to legislate this year to protect LGBTI students from discrimination at religious schools has failed because of an impasse over the detail. After weeks of negotiation and tactical maneuvering…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Australia: Liberal senators dig in as divisions over LGBT students widen

Liberal senators have refused to agree to the protection of LGBT students from discrimination unless the current legal exemptions are replaced by other protections for religious freedom. Labor has claimed the move…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

What Is it Like Living in Regional Australia as a Part of the LGBTIQA Community?

When Hugo Weaving dances along the red dirt of Broken Hill in evening gloves and an array of sequins, the world watches with affection. However, if a group of teenagers take to the…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Former High Court judge to marry his partner 50 years after they met

Australia’s first openly gay High Court judge, Michael Kirby, will marry his partner on the 50th anniversary of the day they met. Kirby revealed plans to marry Johan van Vloten during a speech…

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