Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


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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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

Facebook Investigating Online Abuse of Samoan Author Who Advocates LGBT Rights

Samoan author Lani Wendt Young is no stranger to online abuse. She has spoken out on her blog and social media as a survivor of child sexual abuse and is an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Half of LGBTI Millennial Adults Haven’t Come Out

Half of LGBTI millennial adults haven’t come out yet, according to new research. The Australian survey, conducted by ABC, has been released just weeks after another study showed that nearly half of…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Enough is Enough, It’s Time to Decriminalize Homosexuality in the Pacific Islands

Momentum is gathering for greater equality for LGBTI people in the Pacific Islands, especially because the situation is deteriorating there. A coalition of LGBTI advocates have come together to start a petition to push…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Australian Police Acknowledge 27 Deaths as Probable Hate Crimes

The killings of 27 men in Australia between 1976 and 2000 were most likely homophobic hate crimes, police say. A New South Wales police taskforce has spent three years reviewing 86 cases…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Australian Government Rejects Safeguards for Gay Asylum Seekers

The Australian government has rejected calls to provide guarantees that gay asylum seekers will not be sent back to countries where they face the death penalty. MPs from the opposition Labor Party…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

88 Gay Men’s Deaths Tied to Hate Crimes in Sydney with Many Still Unsolved

The homicides of at least 30 gay men killed in hate crimes remain unsolved decades after they happened in Sydney, Australia. Police in New South Wales (NSW) – the state of which…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Far-right Activists Banned from the UK Are Coming to Australia

A controversial political commentator heading for Australia says her ideas “will shock people”. Canadian Lauren Southern will tour Australia and New Zealand starting next month on a speaking tour that stops at…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2018

At the 11th Hour, Papua New Guinea’s HIV Drug Crisis Has Been Averted

Stocks of anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV have been replenished in Papua New Guinea as the country faced a critical shortage. Last month, medical experts and HIV advocates warned people ‘may die’…

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