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Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Labor commits to religious freedom and LGBTQ protections but no timeline.

Labor will seek to legislate a religious discrimination act and scrap the ability of schools to expel gay and transgender students at the same time should it win government, but won’t give…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2022

Sydney’s Anglican Schools Livid Over Decree Against Gay Marriage

Schools have been left reeling after revelations a decree by the Sydney diocese was addressed to school leaders asking them to sign a document affirming, they believe marriage is between a man…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2022

Australian sentenced to 12 years in prison for 1988 cliff-top murder of gay American Scott Johnson.

An Australian court sentenced a man to 12 years behind bars Tuesday over the murder of a gay American in Sydney three decades ago, in a case that highlighted a series of…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2022

Young queer people in regional SA find their voice through costume program.

Like many young queer people in regional South Australia, Levi Button has sometimes found it hard to express themself to friends and family. But a new program in one Riverland town is…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2022

It’s only 25 years since being gay stopped being illegal in Australia

When Tasmania decriminalised homosexuality on 1 May 1997, it became the last Australian state to do so. Today, LGBTIQ+ advocates there say there’s still work to be done, particularly to protect Australians…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2022

GREENS SAY THEY WILL TAX BILLIONAIRES TO FUND LGBT ELECTION POLICY PROMISES

The Australian Greens party on Sunday unveiled its LGBTQI election policy, which includes $900 million in forward estimates to implement its policies for the community. The plan will be funded by the…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2022

Katherine Deves’s trans women comments ignited another round of culture wars – and added another nail in the coffin of democracy

America's second president John Adams famously said: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." A bit…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2022

SYDNEY’S OUT GAY MP GREENWICH THREATENS TO PULL SUPPORT FOR NSW GOVERNMENT OVER TRANS COMMENTS

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has warned the NSW’s minority Dominic Perrottet government that he would withdraw his support if the Premier continued to make comments against the transgender community. The Perrottet…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2022

The dark past of an Australian prison where convicted homosexuals were sent to separate from ‘normal’ inmates – and authorities bizarrely tried to ‘CURE’ them

It is now the state's preferred prison for celebrity inmates, but Cooma Correctional Centre has a dark past which in the 1950s saw it designated as the world's only gay jail, where…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2022

Scott Morrison Says He ‘Shares’ Anti-Trans Views Held By Women in His Party

Scott Morrison has publicly confirmed his support for anti-transgender campaigns brought by Liberal politicians, for the second time this year. In a Monday press conference, Morrison said he “shared” the views of transphobic campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2022

‘Shame and betrayal’: giving light to rural NSW’s dark LGBTQ+ chapter

When the Sydney-based designer Josie Young undertook an online search for the queer history of her rural hometown, she stumbled onto the team researching a podcast about the world’s only gay prison,…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2022

NEW STUDY TO LOOK AT COVID IMPACT ON LGBT COMMUNITY LIFE IN NSW

A new study from the University of Sydney will look at the impact of COVID on LGBTQI community life in NSW, including Oxford Street. The research project is being coordinated by the…

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