Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 12/05/2019

Senate calls on government to expedite asylum claim of two gay Saudi journalists in ‘arbitrary’ detention

The Senate has passed a motion calling on the government to recognise the increased risk it has placed on two gay Saudi journalists by keeping them in detention after they claimed asylum…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2019

LGBT advocates call for Australia to release Saudi gay journalist couple

Two gay Saudi journalists, who claim they were outed in retaliation for contacts one of them had with a foreign media outlet, have been detained in Australia after requesting asylum. LGBT advocates…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2019

GAY SAUDI ARABIAN JOURNALISTS SPEAK OUT WHILE DETAINED IN AUSTRALIA

Two gay Saudi Arabian journalists detained in Australia while attempting to seek asylum have spoken out about their ordeal, labelling their treatment “unconscionable”. Last week, The Guardian reported the pair fled their…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2019

This is what it’s like to be an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker in Australia

LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum in Australia face a unique set of challenges and often find themselves isolated in a new country, say a support group working to change that. Like many refugees,…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2019

The Australian media’s portrayal of trans people is a betrayal of their human rights

As the United Nations independent expert on preventing violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, I have the privilege of working alongside LGBT communities and activists all…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Vile bill would force HIV tests slammed by LGBT activists and lawmakers

Plans for forced HIV tests for people whose bodily fluids come into contact with police – despite there being no record of this ever happening – has been widely slammed by lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2019

Canberra Is The Same-Sex Capital Of Australia

Canberrans are 50 percent more likely to be in same-sex relationships than any other major city in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) does not ask respondents their sexual orientation, but…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2019

‘Please leave’: why the Sydney archbishop’s same-sex marriage message has Anglicans rattled

For a man renowned for his civility, the language was blunt. During his annual speech to the Anglican Church’s Sydney synod, Archbishop Glenn Davies told supporters of same-sex marriage to “please leave…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2019

Australian Christian Lobby backs sacking of employees with no ‘Christian sexual ethic’

The Australian Christian Lobby has backed calls for religious businesses such as aged care providers to gain more powers of hiring and firing employees who do not conform to religious teachings. In…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2019

Questions about sexual orientation and gender identity dumped from census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has ditched preparations to ask about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2021 census, although a question on whether people are male, female or non-binary is…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

No, there’s no such thing as ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’

Australian experts have debunked ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ in a strongly-worded position statement. The phrase emerged in 2018 and posits that a “social and peer contagion” is responsible for young people identifying…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

Australia Post releases marriage equality stamps

Australia Post has unveiled two commemorative stamps to mark the passage of marriage equality nearly two years ago. The majority “yes” vote for same-sex was announced on November 15, 2017. The same-sex…

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