Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Australian national newspaper condemned for appalling coverage of transgender issues

Journalist Bernard Lane of The Australian newspaper, announced a gender issues section on the broadsheet's website on Friday to widespread criticism from LGBT+ advocates. The section so far has published 18 articles which…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

Australia Prime Minister Joins Transgender Policy Backlash

Cricket Australia (CA) have come under fire for a new policy aimed at making the sport inclusive for transgender and gender diverse players, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as "heavy-handed"…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

Australia: Pressure building on Qantas to end LGBT+ deportations

A group of influential LGBT-supportive celebrities have signed an open letter calling on Qantas to end its forced deportations of LGBT+ asylum seekers. Quantas, Australia’s largest airline, has refused to review its…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Australian booksellers petitioned to pull ‘conversion therapy’ titles

Equality Australia have launched a petition calling on Australian booksellers to remove titles promoting harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy”. The group’s call comes after Amazon recently agreed to remove “conversion therapy” books from…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

Do LGBT asylum seekers need to look and act queer?

LGBTQI+ Muslims seeking asylum are more successful if they speak, dress and act in accordance with Western notions of homosexuality, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Ethnic…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

With Number 96, Australia brought queer people to TV decades before anyone else

Once upon a time Australian TV led the world in shattering LGBT taboos – with the world’s first regular gay character in 1972, followed by a trans character and gay kiss. During…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

Samoa Fa’afafine Association protests censor of Elton John film

LGBTI rights advocates in Samoa are protesting against the censoring of the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Samoa's only cinema revealed the ban on Friday on its Facebook page and employees told local…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Dance club for LGBT elders to be held in South Australia for the first time

A dance club for LGBT elders will be held in South Australia for the first time, as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The free event is open to members and allies…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2019

Māori, Pasifika, LGBT and disabled over-represented in Auckland homeless count

More than 3600 people were living without shelter or in temporary accommodation on one night in Auckland last year, and nearly 40 per cent of those were Māori. Figures released today from…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

New govt must prioritize laws to protect students from discrimination in schools

The next Australian government must prioritise laws to ban schools from expelling or discriminating against gay students and teachers, LGBT+ advocates said on Thursday, amid an election campaign marred by homophobic slurs.…

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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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