Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

Explained: The 33 Gender Identities Recognised By The Australian Sex Survey

The acronym "LGBT" was once considered sufficiently representational of non-heterosexual sexuality and gender types. Well, it looks like we're going to need a few more letters. A new Australian sex survey conducted…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2020

Sydney to ‘feel the love’ at Mardi Gras today

Sydney Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger says this year’s event will include “everyone from all walks of life that touches our community”. Sydneysiders are preparing to 'feel the love' tonight as the…

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ADDED ON: 02/29/2020

Shameful statistic staining Australia: Young LGBTI people twice as likely to be homeless

A group of 1000 people will come together this weekend to stand in the shape of a house to raise awareness of a shameful statistic about the state of young people. Around…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2020

SETBACKS FOR QUEENSLAND’S CONVERSION THERAPY BAN

Australia’s first proposed legislation criminalising “LGBT conversion therapy” has suffered setbacks and divides after receiving criticism and support on issues of medicinal practice and gender dysphoria. Under the new amendments, practitioners of…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

Australian state mulls nation’s first gay ‘conversion therapy’ ban

An Australian state is considering the nation’s first ban and jail sentences for so-called gay conversion therapy, a bid that has sparked division more than two years after the country legalised same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2020

As Australia looks to act on LGBT conversion practices, survivors and religious groups speak out

Raised in an ultra-conservative Anglican family, transgender woman Roe Johnson says she spent her childhood being told she was broken. The 49-year-old from Melbourne says she lived an ideology of repression and…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2020

Israel Folau joins Europe rugby league team after being axed for homophobic comments

Australian rugby player Israel Folau has been signed by the Catalan Dragons, a Super League rugby team, for a 12-month contract. The 30-year-old dual-code international was dropped by the Wallabies after he…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2020

Queensland religious groups fight move to make gay conversion therapy a crime

Religious schools and organisations are fighting a move by the Queensland government to make LGBT-related conversion therapy a crime in the state. In late November, the Queensland government introduced legislation that would,…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2020

Gender neutral toilets greet Margaret Court at Australian Open

The Australian Open has made available two new gender-neutral toilets for the first time at Rod Laver Arena, the same day as Margaret Court made her return to venue Melbourne Park. Well,…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2020

Reaching out to gay congregants

AUSTRALIA’S Orthodox rabbis will soon have a set of guidelines on engaging with gay congregants under an initiative being developed by the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand (RCANZ). RCANZ president…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

Grief over death of Young Liberal Wilson Gavin after drag queen protest

Friends and opponents alike have expressed their grief after the death of Wilson Gavin, the leader of a rightwing student club at the University of Queensland, who died one day after leading…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2020

Glam Slam event rolls out welcome mat for Margaret Court

As the organiser of Australia’s biggest LGBTQI tennis tournament, the Glam Slam, Rowen D’Souza finds it useful to be ‘‘a little bit cheeky’’. In November at a function in Perth, he approached…

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