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LGBTI Rights in Australia


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: 11/11/2021

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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ADDED ON: 11/03/2021

The Better Lives Project to educate on intersex variations

The Better Lives Project has been launched to educate midwives and parents about the needs of children born with variations of sex characteristics. Intersex is the umbrella term used for people with…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2021

Australian professional footballer Josh Cavallo comes out as gay

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo became on Wednesday the first current professional player to come out as openly gay. Cavallo currently plays for Adelaide United in Australia's soccer league and has represented his…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2021

SYDNEY COULD HAVE AN LGBT MUSEUM BY 2023

A new plan for a queer memorial and museum on Oxford Street is in development. Unlike other major cities such as Melbourne, whose Victorian Pride Centre opened in July this year, Sydney…

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