Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Conversion therapy survivors can seek apologies and compensation under New Zealand scheme

The country’s Human Rights Commission launched a free and confidential dispute resolution service for those subjected to the dangerous and discredited practice on Thursday (18 August). The government-funded Conversion Practices Response Service will allow survivors…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

LGBTQ HEROES AND WINNERS OF HONOUR AWARDS 2022 ANNOUNCED

After being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Honour Awards, the annual celebration of outstanding service and achievements in LGBTQ communities in NSW, returned to Sydney this year. Over…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

AUSSIE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ELLIA GREEN COMES OUT AS TRANS

Ellia Green, Australian Olympic gold medalist and former rugby union player, came out as transgender on Tuesday. Green, the first Olympian to come out as a transgender man, represented Australia in the…

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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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