Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

Australia Prime Minister Joins Transgender Policy Backlash

Cricket Australia (CA) have come under fire for a new policy aimed at making the sport inclusive for transgender and gender diverse players, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as "heavy-handed"…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

Australia: Pressure building on Qantas to end LGBT+ deportations

A group of influential LGBT-supportive celebrities have signed an open letter calling on Qantas to end its forced deportations of LGBT+ asylum seekers. Quantas, Australia’s largest airline, has refused to review its…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Australian booksellers petitioned to pull ‘conversion therapy’ titles

Equality Australia have launched a petition calling on Australian booksellers to remove titles promoting harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy”. The group’s call comes after Amazon recently agreed to remove “conversion therapy” books from…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

Do LGBT asylum seekers need to look and act queer?

LGBTQI+ Muslims seeking asylum are more successful if they speak, dress and act in accordance with Western notions of homosexuality, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Ethnic…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

With Number 96, Australia brought queer people to TV decades before anyone else

Once upon a time Australian TV led the world in shattering LGBT taboos – with the world’s first regular gay character in 1972, followed by a trans character and gay kiss. During…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Dance club for LGBT elders to be held in South Australia for the first time

A dance club for LGBT elders will be held in South Australia for the first time, as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The free event is open to members and allies…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

New govt must prioritize laws to protect students from discrimination in schools

The next Australian government must prioritise laws to ban schools from expelling or discriminating against gay students and teachers, LGBT+ advocates said on Thursday, amid an election campaign marred by homophobic slurs.…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Rainbow flags confiscated at Singapore concert of openly gay singer Troye Sivan

Fans of the openly gay singer Troye Sivan were told not to wave rainbow flags during a concert in Singapore last Friday. LGBTQ rights activist Benjamin Xue attended the Singapore leg of…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

LGBT discrimination in sport highlighted after a week in the headlines

In a week when issues of gender and sexuality in sport have been in the spotlight, new research has found many LGBT athletes feel unsafe and vulnerable but attitudes are changing. The…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2019

Rugby Australia will sack Israel Folau over ‘disrespectful’ anti-gay posts

The NRL has slammed the door shut on offering a career lifeline to under-fire cross-code star Israel Folau. Folau is set to be sacked by the Australian Rugby Union after he doubled…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

Israel Folau’s Rugby Australia contract to be terminated following anti-LGBT posts

Rugby Australia have announced they plan to terminate Israel Folau's contract following his anti-LGBT comments on social media. The devout Christian posted a message on his Instagram account on Wednesday, which read:…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Sydney to make Jewish LGBT+ history

Event convenor, Dayenu’s Kim Gotlieb, said the program for this landmark conference – the first of its kind to be held in the Asia-Pacific region – is “absolutely exceptional”. He emphasised it…

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