Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 10/01/2019

Kal Queers’ monthly event Queer Beers marks new era of greater visibility for LGBT people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

LGBT people in regional Western Australia say a lack of visible queer communities in country towns and cities makes people feel isolated and less likely to access support services. Geraldton-based Samantha Bentink…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Qantas and Virgin bosses reject Morrison government calls to be silent on social issues

The chief executives of Australia’s major airlines have warned they will not be silent on social issues, with Qantas’s Alan Joyce arguing it was not just “morally right” but also in its…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Inside Australia’s Christian churches where gay people are told they are ‘broken’ and ‘need to be fixed’ before they undergo ‘conversion therapy’

Gay Christians are being sent to 'conversion therapy', an outdated form of 'counselling' which teaches homosexuality is a form of 'brokenness', it has been revealed. An explosive investigation by 60 Minutes showed…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Conservative Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bed fellows – but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Strange bed fellows unite to fight trans rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bedfellows - but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans women…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Birth certificate reform passes through Victorian Parliament

The Victorian Legislative Council last night passed an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic), making it possible for transgender and gender diverse people to change the legal…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

Religious discrimination bill: Coalition accused of creating a ‘Trojan horse for hate’

Christian Porter releases bill, which will stop employers from limiting workers’ religious expression in private following fallout from Israel Folau’s sacking. LBTQI advocates have condemned the government’s proposed religious discrimination bill, saying…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

Victorian MPs vote to allow trans and gender-diverse to change sex recorded on birth certificate

On Tuesday in Victoria, Australia, a new law was passed to allow trans and gender-diverse people to change their recorded sex on their birth cirtificates. Following much heated debate with reservations from independent…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2019

How children became the target in a rightwing culture war over gender

Evie is like many 14-year-old girls. After school she likes to hang out with her friends, or go home and watch Netflix. She says she would like to focus on her studies,…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2019

WORLD Australians ‘overwhelmingly’ believe religious groups should not have the right to discriminate against LGBT people

The Galaxy/YouGov poll, commissioned by PFLAG Australia, showed that 63 percent of people in Australia disagreed with religious discrimination against groups like unmarried mothers or people who are divorced, as well as…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Bill to allow transgender people to change birth certificate without surgery clears first hurdle in Victoria

A bill to allow transgender and gender diverse people to change the sex listed on their birth certificate without surgery has cleared its first hurdle, passing the Victorian legislative assembly on Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Australian national newspaper condemned for appalling coverage of transgender issues

Journalist Bernard Lane of The Australian newspaper, announced a gender issues section on the broadsheet's website on Friday to widespread criticism from LGBT+ advocates. The section so far has published 18 articles which…

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