Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


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: 04/14/2019

Controversy as Tasmania makes gender optional on birth certificates

Tasmania made it optional to list gender on birth certificates on Wednesday, a move criticised by the Australian island's leader and Christian activists who fear it would endanger women. LGBT+ rights group…

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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: 04/12/2019

Same-sex marriage will never happen in Fiji: PM

"As long as we are in government – Fiji will not allow same-sex marriage." This is the statement from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the Raralevu Subdivision in Tailevu today. Bainimarama…

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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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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

LGBTI groups condemn terrorist attacks at two New Zealand mosques

LGBTI advocacy groups around the world have condemned Friday’s terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that have left at least 49 people dead. Express, an LGBTI newspaper in Auckland,…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Homophobic, transphobic flyers appear before Sydney election

Homophobic and transphobic flyers have appeared around Sydney, Australia, in the run up to this month’s state election. The flyers, which appeared on Reddit, are written in English, Arabic and Chinese. They…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

“I thought Australia was safe”: At Least Four LGBTI People Assaulted on Mardi Gras Weekend

At least four LGBTI men were bashed before Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on the weekend, triple j Hack can reveal. Hack understands the attacks followed a similar pattern - the men…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Transgender soldier on fighting the Australian army’s attempt to dismiss her

Transgender soldier Bridget Clinch has opened up about how she fought against the Australian army after it tried to dismiss her following her gender reassignment surgery. When Clinch – who had served…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

The Kimberley Queen who escaped persecution in Indonesia to find sanctuary in Broome

Escaping persecution as a gay man in Indonesia several years ago, the reigning Kimberley Queen has instead found a supportive community in the northern Western Australia town of Broome. Growing up in…

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