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Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

Australia Moves Closer to Ending Harmful Intersex Surgeries

The Australian Human Rights Commission issued a report today analyzing the persistent practice of medically unnecessary non-consensual surgeries on children born with variations in their sex characteristics. The commission urged authorities to…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2021

”OUT FOR AUSTRALIA’ EXISTS TO SUPPORT LGBT STUDENTS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS’

Less than 32% of LGBTQIA+ employees in Australia are out to everyone in their workplace and studies reveal that this number is going down. Out For Australia is one of the few…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2021

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL CANNOT BE AT THE COST OF LGBT RIGHTS, SAYS LIBERAL MP

The Federal government is set to bring in a new – its third – draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill later this year. But a growing number of Liberal MPs are voicing…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2021

Alarm as anti-gay messages and Nazi graffiti found in Melbourne

Victorian based LGBTI Jewish group Aleph Melbourne has voiced concern over anti-gay and Nazi graffiti appearing on Gardiners Trail which weaves it was through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. “Aleph Melbourne condemns the senseless…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2021

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF TRANS AND INTERSEX PERSONS

The Australian government has failed to accept two of five recommendations regarding LGBTQI+ rights, following the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva earlier this year. On Thursday,…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia

For much of the past two centuries, it was illegal to be gay in a vast swathe of the world - thanks to colonial Britain. Till today, colonial-era laws that ban homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2021

Almost all Australian LGBTQ+ high school students hear homophobic language at school, study finds

More than 90% of LGBTQ+ students hear homophobic language at school, with more than one in three confronted with slurs on a daily basis, a study of Australian high school students has…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

KILL THE BILLS: PROTESTERS RALLY IN SYDNEY AGAINST MARK LATHAM’S ANTI-TRANS LAWS

As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

‘Gay conversion therapy roadshow’ hits WA churches with ‘reformed’ gay man at the helm

A ‘gay conversion therapy’ roadshow visiting West Australian churches has sparked outrage and renewed pressure on state and federal governments to outlaw the controversial practice. Albany Baptist Church last week hosted two…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

HIV PROJECT FOCUSES ON OVERSEAS BORN GAY & BISEXUAL MEN IN AUSTRALIA

Gilead Sciences Australia New Zealand on May 25, 2021, announced the Australian recipients of the Gilead Getting to Zero Grant Program 2021, a global initiative supporting projects aimed at getting to zero…

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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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