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Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

NSW protesters defy ban to march against Latham’s anti-trans Bill

LGBTQIA+ advocates and allies in New South Wales took to the streets over the weekend to march against a transphobic Bill currently before the state’s parliament. The protest, led by Community Action…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2020

Eight Australian sports commit to implementing inclusion measures for transgender athletes

Governing bodies of eight sports in Australia have committed to implementing governance that supports a greater level of inclusion for transgender and gender diverse athletes. At a launch held at Sydney Cricket…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2020

Australia’s fa’afafine community is growing, and they want their voices heard

Latoya Hoeg had an upbringing some kids can only dream of. Rather than struggling to fit in as a boy, her Samoan family embraced her differences. "I was an effeminate person," Latoya…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2020

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES INTRODUCING MORE LGBTQI INITIATIVES

LGBTQI students are at high risk of mental health problems, including anxiety disorders and depression. Queer specific initiatives are being introduced at Australian Universities to combat the statistics. Matthew Allen is an…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2020

WEAR IT PURPLE DAY APPROACHES

In the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, separation from community support structures has been one of the greatest struggles that Rainbow people have faced. It’s hard to watch the world burning, and…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BAN ON CONVERSION THERAPY TO BE SHAPED BY SURVIVORS

Following Queensland’s banning of conversion therapy last week, Star Observer spoke to South Australia’s Shadow Human Services Minister, Nat Cook, about her draft bill to ban conversion therapy in South Australia and…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2020

Queensland becomes first Australian state to outlaw gay conversion therapy

Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy after regional lawmakers voted on Thursday to make the practice illegal. Under the new law, healthcare professionals could…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2020

Anti-gay Christian group forced to pay out after ‘demoralising’ atmosphere drove worker to porn and a damaging stroke

A worker at an anti-gay Christian group has been awarded compensation after stressful working conditions drove him to watch pornography and suffer a stroke. Michael Bowker, 47, was the office national officer…

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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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