Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

It took a trip to Australia to find her true self. Now Divina Loloma wants to be Fiji’s first transgender politician

When Divina Loloma was living in Australia, her voice began to change. It was 1987 and she'd left her home country, Fiji, in the aftermath of a violent military coup. Sydney would…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

Police joked about rising tide of gay hate

As stories of teen gangs hunting down homosexual men grew with police ignoring the issue, community leader Gary Cox started a project to shine a light on gay hate crimes in Sydney…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2022

SYDNEY’S LGBT MUSEUM QTOPIA WILL RE-CREATE AUSTRALIA’S FIRST HIV/AIDS UNIT – WARD 17

Sydney’s new LGBTQI museum Qtopia has announced its very first exhibition – a restaging of Ward 17 South, Australia’s very first dedicated HIV/AIDS unit that was located at St Vincent’s hospital. On…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Australian Jewish group is concerned about homophobia in new Israeli government

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry have congratulated incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his election win but have also voiced concern about homophobic elements within the coalition he may lead. Netanyahu…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2022

NSW gay hate murder probe seeks ‘justice’

A landmark NSW inquiry is investigating cold-case murders of gay men and LGBTQI community members. Led by Justice John Sackar, the special commission of inquiry into hate crimes began its first hearing…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2022

COUNCILLOR EQUATES LGBT PRIDE FLAG TO NAZI FLAG

The discussion to fly the LGBTQI rainbow Pride flag over a Victorian regional shire headquarters turned ugly recently when a  councillor compared it to a Nazi symbol. The Gannawarra Shire Council up…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2022

Sydney’s first queer museum, Qtopia, to open ahead of Sydney WorldPride at Darlinghurst’s Green Park

A Darlinghurst park next to a famous gay men's pick-up spot in the 1960s and down the road from Oxford Street will be the initial home of Sydney's first queer museum. Green Park's…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

New Netflix documentary follows life of Australian trans teen who challenged laws to affirm gender

When she was 10, Georgie Stone became the youngest person in Australia to receive hormone blockers. Stone is transgender and had to go to court to fight for that right.  As a teenager, she…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2022

‘Brisbane has come of age’: the queer and migrant artists helping shed the city’s ‘cringe’

It seemed every single person in Brisbane was on the banks of the Maiwar river on Saturday afternoon, settling in with beach chairs and eskies to get the best vantage point. It…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2022

On this day: Gay Liberation Australia, angry and proud

“Had I known at the age of 15 that my lesbianism could have been ‘cured’, I would have rushed to Dr McConaghy as my saviour,” wrote Lindy N. of Gay Lib in…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

LGBTQ HEROES AND WINNERS OF HONOUR AWARDS 2022 ANNOUNCED

After being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Honour Awards, the annual celebration of outstanding service and achievements in LGBTQ communities in NSW, returned to Sydney this year. Over…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

AUSSIE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ELLIA GREEN COMES OUT AS TRANS

Ellia Green, Australian Olympic gold medalist and former rugby union player, came out as transgender on Tuesday. Green, the first Olympian to come out as a transgender man, represented Australia in the…

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