Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Shocking New Report Details the Extent of Gay Conversion Therapy in Australia

A new report has detailed the extent of gay conversion therapy in Australia. The landmark report, conducted by La Trobe University and the Human Rights Law Centre, highlights disturbing testimonies from people…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2018

Australia: Liberals Split Over Labor Bid to End Religious Schools’ Ability to Sack Gay Teachers

The Morrison government is split on whether to support Labor’s call to amend discrimination law to prevent religious schools firing gay staff. The Liberal deputy leader, Josh Frydenberg, and candidate for Wentworth…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Australia to Stop Religious Schools Rejecting Gay Students

Australia’s prime minister has promised to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay students. Scott Morrison said new legislation would “make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2018

The Right to Expel Gay Children From School Isn’t About Freedom; It’s About Cruelty

Let’s face it: throwing kids out of school for being gay is disgusting. Not for a long, long time has such an idea been respectable in this country. But in 2018 Philip…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2018

Why a National Apology and Redress for Discharged LGBT Service Members Matters

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) banned lesbian, gay and bisexual personnel from serving openly until November 1992, and there were restrictions on transgender service until September 2010. Even so, we know LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2018

LGBTIQ+ Chinese Nationals Choose Australia to Come Out

An increasing number of Chinese nationals are traveling to Australia to freely come out as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. China legalized homosexuality in 1997 but legislative…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Australian Senator Says LGBT People Are Sexual Deviants, Perverts and Child Abusers

Australian senator Fraser Anning embarked on a shocking anti-LGBT rant on the floor of the country’s senate on Tuesday, likening LGBT people to perverts and sexual deviants. Anning, from the fringe hardline…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2018

Police Handling of 40 Years of Gay Hate Crimes Under Scrutiny in NSW

Almost 30 years after Alan Rosendale was savagely bashed on a Sydney street by a group he believes were police officers, he is hoping a parliamentary inquiry into gay hate crimes can bring some…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

How Australia’s Justice Michael Kirby Helped India’s First Openly Gay Prince Combat Sex Ban

Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, 52, heir to the throne of Rajpipla in western Gujarat state, is India's openly gay prince. He campaigned tirelessly — often at personal cost — to repeal Section 377,…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2018

Neighbours Shows First Same-sex TV Australian Wedding

Neighbours has shown the first ever TV same-sex wedding in Australia. The soap is reflecting on marriage equality, after same-sex marriage was legalised in December.Executive producer Jason Herbison said representation of the LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

Same-sex Marriage Campaigner Enters Race to Replace Malcolm Turnbull

The contest to replace Malcolm Turnbull in Parliament is heating up as Liberal campaigner Andrew Bragg quits his business job to run for the seat, intensifying the competition to win the endorsement…

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