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LGBTI Rights in Australia


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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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

In pictures: Thousands attend LGBT Mardi Gras in Sydney

Revellers usually line the city's streets for a huge parade but plans were altered this year over Covid-19 concerns. Some 36,000 attended the stadium event instead - though a small protest march…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Gay men become first ‘throuple’ to have three dads legally put on child’s birth certificate

A ‘throuple’ who created legal history after being allowed to name three dads on their children’s birth certificates has spoken about their unique family. In a landmark decision, Ian, Alan and Jeremy…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Doctor hands back medal over Court honour

The fallout from Margaret Court's controversial Australia Day honour has continued, with a Canberra doctor handing back her own award in protest. Clara Tuck Meng Soo says the decision to award Australia's…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN QUEER COUPLE TO RAISE CHILD GENDERLESS

The bin year that was 2020 is finally behind us and 2021 has brought some good news. A South Australian couple, who are expecting their baby later in 2021 have decided to…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

CHRISTIAN LOBBY TARGETS VICTORIA’S BILL BANNING CONVERSION PRACTICES

The Australian Christian Lobby has a new target – the Victorian government’s proposed law against conversion practices that seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The Lobby has termed…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2020

Christian couple rejected by foster agency for wanting to change LGBT+ children tell court they were discriminated against

A Christian couple from Australia who were turned away by a foster agency because of their belief that an LGBT+ child’s identity can be changed have appeared in court. Byron and Keira…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

South Australia becomes the last state to scrap ‘gay panic’ murder defence

South Australia has abolished "gay panic" as a defence in crimes of violence with state parliament passing legislation to end the "downright offensive" provisions. It's the last state in Australia to do…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2020

Australia’s gay penguin power couple adopts second chick

The gay Australian power couple that took the world by storm two years ago is welcoming a new member of their family in an episode of the fan favorite series. Sphen and…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Tasmania’s Attorney-General leaves door open to amendments to state’s landmark gender reform legislation

Attorney-General Elise Archer has told a budget estimates committee she will not rule out amendments to Tasmania's landmark transgender reforms regarding birth certificates. State Liberal parties members this month voted at its…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal party members have voted in favour of repealing the state’s landmark laws on transgender recognition. At the party’s state conference this weekend party members voted to turn back the laws…

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