Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 07/01/2020

Just A Bunch Of Amazing Queer Black And Indigenous Artists To Support

Before it was renowned as a party, Pride was (and still is) a protest movement built out from the Stonewall riots. Stonewall couldn’t have happened without Black and brown LGBTIQ folk, such…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2020

Australia: Grant to help LGBT conversion survivors

Researchers from La Trobe University have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage grant to improve the support provided to survivors of LGBT conversion practices. Dr Timothy Jones from the School of…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2020

LAWS ALLOWING LEGAL GENDER CHANGE WITHOUT SURGERY INTRODUCED IN AUSTRALIAN STATE OF VICTORIA

New laws have come into effect in the Australian state of Victoria that now allow trans and gender diverse Victorians to alter the sex recorded on their birth certificate without having to…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2020

A Court Guessed How Gay Men From Conservative Families Would React After First Having Sex. It Cost Two Men Their Refugee Status.

Two young men from Pakistan who feared persecution because they were in a homosexual relationship had their refugee claims rejected because a tribunal made "illogical" assumptions about how they would respond to…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2020

POLAND IS AUSTRALIA’S ‘LOGICAL CONCLUSION’ OF EXCLUDING LGBTQI PEOPLE WITH RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL

The ‘LGBTQI exclusion zones’ throughout Poland are the logical extension of excluding LGBTIQ people from public life through ‘religious freedom'. According to national lobby group Just-Equal’s spokesperson Brian Greig, the conservative push…

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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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