Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 06/10/2022

Gay conversion survivor warns unless Tasmania bans it outright, ‘treatment’ could take off

When Chris Csabs was around 12 years old, he overheard a conversation between two men at his church, recalling a time when a gay man came in off the street for prayer. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2022

Lesbian icon receives Order of Merit for staunch advocacy to NZ rainbow community

For a long time, Miriam Saphira thought she was a freak. “I always knew I was homosexual – I didn’t know the word ‘lesbian’ – but I read in an encyclopaedia that homosexuals…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2022

Meet the LGBTQI Pacific Islanders overcoming a ‘colonial mindset’ and ‘narrative of shame’ to embrace their true selves

From an early age, Kalisito Biaukula stood out as the "loudest, wildest, craziest, most androgynous" child in what was a very traditional Fijian family. "I know growing up I know I was different.…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

ACT move to end non-consenting intersex medical intervention

The ACT Government has released a draft bill outlining plans to end non-consenting medical interventions on intersex children. The legislation was developed after consultations with experts and lived experience participants, and ongoing…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

Rugby: Shifting attitudes towards rainbow community lead to hopes of first gay All Black

It's been a big and progressive week for the rainbow community in sport. First, New Zealand Rugby announced it's signed up to the Pride Pledge, and then professional footballer Jake Daniels publicly announced he's…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Labor commits to religious freedom and LGBTQ protections but no timeline.

Labor will seek to legislate a religious discrimination act and scrap the ability of schools to expel gay and transgender students at the same time should it win government, but won’t give…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2022

Sydney’s Anglican Schools Livid Over Decree Against Gay Marriage

Schools have been left reeling after revelations a decree by the Sydney diocese was addressed to school leaders asking them to sign a document affirming, they believe marriage is between a man…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2022

Australian sentenced to 12 years in prison for 1988 cliff-top murder of gay American Scott Johnson.

An Australian court sentenced a man to 12 years behind bars Tuesday over the murder of a gay American in Sydney three decades ago, in a case that highlighted a series of…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2022

Young queer people in regional SA find their voice through costume program.

Like many young queer people in regional South Australia, Levi Button has sometimes found it hard to express themself to friends and family. But a new program in one Riverland town is…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2022

It’s only 25 years since being gay stopped being illegal in Australia

When Tasmania decriminalised homosexuality on 1 May 1997, it became the last Australian state to do so. Today, LGBTIQ+ advocates there say there’s still work to be done, particularly to protect Australians…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2022

GREENS SAY THEY WILL TAX BILLIONAIRES TO FUND LGBT ELECTION POLICY PROMISES

The Australian Greens party on Sunday unveiled its LGBTQI election policy, which includes $900 million in forward estimates to implement its policies for the community. The plan will be funded by the…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2022

Katherine Deves’s trans women comments ignited another round of culture wars – and added another nail in the coffin of democracy

America's second president John Adams famously said: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." A bit…

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