Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

MEET THE AUSSIE GAY RUGBY TEAMS COMPETING IN THE 2022 BINGHAM CUP IN CANADA

The 10th Bingham Cup, known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, is scheduled to start later this week in Ottawa, Canada. LGBTQI players from 20 participating countries, including Australia, will take part…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS REVIEWS CONTROVERSIAL ‘DECENCY INSPECTIONS’

In 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) and the NSW Police signed an Accord that allows police to conduct public decency inspections of all participants prior to the start of…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Saudi sisters found dead in Sydney told acquaintance queer women ‘live in fear’ in their homeland

Two Saudi sisters found dead in their beds in Sydney attended a girls-only queer event in January where they told acquaintances gay women “live in fear” in Saudi Arabia. The Guardian understands New South Wales…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2022

Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance cancels rainbow light plan, citing threats and abuse

Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance has cancelled plans to illuminate the site in rainbow colours, citing "sustained abuse" and threats directed at its staff. The rainbow plan for Sunday night was set to…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Australian rugby league players boycott game over Pride-themed jerseys

An Australian rugby league team will don rainbow-accented jerseys on Thursday in a show of support for the LGBTQ community, but seven of its players who have refused to wear them won’t…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2022

First Nations, transgender woman and broadcaster Charlotte Coulthard-Dare fights for visibility

Charlotte Coulthard-Dare knows that some people have a problem with her very existence. "How would anybody else feel if they were put in a box within a box within a box? And that's…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2022

GAY INDIGENOUS ELDER UNCLE JACK, ACTIVIST ELIJAH MANIS AMONG 2022 NAIDOC AWARD WINNERS

Indigenous gay elder and actor Uncle Jack Charles and gay Torres Strait human rights activist Elijah Manis are among those who were honoured at the 2022 National NAIDOC Week Awards. “It was hoot…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Intersex woman lodges complaint after being taken to Yatala Labour Prison for men.

An intersex prisoner, who identifies as female, was placed in a male prison where she was exposed to "ridicule" and "cruel and degrading treatment", despite a magistrate recommending she be taken to…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

ACT releases Australian-first draft law to protect intersex children from irreversible medical harm.

The Australian Capital Territory government has released a consultation draft law to protect the rights of intersex people. If passed, the bill would ban deferrable medical interventions on children with intersex traits…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2022

Gay conversion survivor warns unless Tasmania bans it outright, ‘treatment’ could take off

When Chris Csabs was around 12 years old, he overheard a conversation between two men at his church, recalling a time when a gay man came in off the street for prayer. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

ACT move to end non-consenting intersex medical intervention

The ACT Government has released a draft bill outlining plans to end non-consenting medical interventions on intersex children. The legislation was developed after consultations with experts and lived experience participants, and ongoing…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Labor commits to religious freedom and LGBTQ protections but no timeline.

Labor will seek to legislate a religious discrimination act and scrap the ability of schools to expel gay and transgender students at the same time should it win government, but won’t give…

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