Australia

LGBTI Rights in Australia


ADDED ON: 06/09/2021

Almost all Australian LGBTQ+ high school students hear homophobic language at school, study finds

More than 90% of LGBTQ+ students hear homophobic language at school, with more than one in three confronted with slurs on a daily basis, a study of Australian high school students has…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

KILL THE BILLS: PROTESTERS RALLY IN SYDNEY AGAINST MARK LATHAM’S ANTI-TRANS LAWS

As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

‘Gay conversion therapy roadshow’ hits WA churches with ‘reformed’ gay man at the helm

A ‘gay conversion therapy’ roadshow visiting West Australian churches has sparked outrage and renewed pressure on state and federal governments to outlaw the controversial practice. Albany Baptist Church last week hosted two…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

HIV PROJECT FOCUSES ON OVERSEAS BORN GAY & BISEXUAL MEN IN AUSTRALIA

Gilead Sciences Australia New Zealand on May 25, 2021, announced the Australian recipients of the Gilead Getting to Zero Grant Program 2021, a global initiative supporting projects aimed at getting to zero…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST LATHAM’S ANTI-LGBT BILLS IN SYDNEY ON JUNE 5

The next protest against One Nation MP Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTQI bills is scheduled for June 5, at the Town Hall in Sydney. The protests against the bills are building momentum, with a…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Transgender woman Martine Delaney recognised for service to Tasmanian community

LGBT rights advocate Martine Delaney has become the first Tasmanian transgender woman to be recognised on the Honour Roll of Women — an award given to those who have made an "outstanding…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

In pictures: Thousands attend LGBT Mardi Gras in Sydney

Revellers usually line the city's streets for a huge parade but plans were altered this year over Covid-19 concerns. Some 36,000 attended the stadium event instead - though a small protest march…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Gay men become first ‘throuple’ to have three dads legally put on child’s birth certificate

A ‘throuple’ who created legal history after being allowed to name three dads on their children’s birth certificates has spoken about their unique family. In a landmark decision, Ian, Alan and Jeremy…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Doctor hands back medal over Court honour

The fallout from Margaret Court's controversial Australia Day honour has continued, with a Canberra doctor handing back her own award in protest. Clara Tuck Meng Soo says the decision to award Australia's…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN QUEER COUPLE TO RAISE CHILD GENDERLESS

The bin year that was 2020 is finally behind us and 2021 has brought some good news. A South Australian couple, who are expecting their baby later in 2021 have decided to…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

CHRISTIAN LOBBY TARGETS VICTORIA’S BILL BANNING CONVERSION PRACTICES

The Australian Christian Lobby has a new target – the Victorian government’s proposed law against conversion practices that seek to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The Lobby has termed…

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