Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 04/23/2022

SYDNEY’S OUT GAY MP GREENWICH THREATENS TO PULL SUPPORT FOR NSW GOVERNMENT OVER TRANS COMMENTS

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has warned the NSW’s minority Dominic Perrottet government that he would withdraw his support if the Premier continued to make comments against the transgender community. The Perrottet…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2022

The dark past of an Australian prison where convicted homosexuals were sent to separate from ‘normal’ inmates – and authorities bizarrely tried to ‘CURE’ them

It is now the state's preferred prison for celebrity inmates, but Cooma Correctional Centre has a dark past which in the 1950s saw it designated as the world's only gay jail, where…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2022

Scott Morrison Says He ‘Shares’ Anti-Trans Views Held By Women in His Party

Scott Morrison has publicly confirmed his support for anti-transgender campaigns brought by Liberal politicians, for the second time this year. In a Monday press conference, Morrison said he “shared” the views of transphobic campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2022

‘Shame and betrayal’: giving light to rural NSW’s dark LGBTQ+ chapter

When the Sydney-based designer Josie Young undertook an online search for the queer history of her rural hometown, she stumbled onto the team researching a podcast about the world’s only gay prison,…

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ADDED ON: 04/03/2022

NEW STUDY TO LOOK AT COVID IMPACT ON LGBT COMMUNITY LIFE IN NSW

A new study from the University of Sydney will look at the impact of COVID on LGBTQI community life in NSW, including Oxford Street. The research project is being coordinated by the…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2022

A trans history of gay liberation in New Zealand

Trans activist and deeply committed Aotearoa gay liberationist Sandy Gauntlett wrote in the late 1970s of her frustration that cisgender gays “conveniently overlooked” the role of trans people in gay liberation. While…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2022

Big majority of Australian parents support LGBTIQ+ education in schools

A national study has found over 80 per cent of Australian parents support the teaching of gender and sexuality diversity in schools, as part of relationships and sexual health education. The study, the…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2022

Queer youth transforming one of Australia’s most religious regions — the Riverina.

Living as a young queer person in a regional town is sometimes a difficult experience, but these youth are creating change. Bianca Lubke just graduated from high school and she is already…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2022

Dykehardt: The lesbian history of Leichhardt

Queer communities have a long history of carving out private spaces for social and sexual interaction, utilising urban geographies to resist oppression and build a sense of belonging. In Sydney, these gay neighbourhoods…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2022

JOURNALIST UNCOVERS ‘WORLD’S ONLY GAY PRISON’ IN AUSTRALIA

For over half a century the shameful and scandalous history behind “world’s only gay prison” located in a small regional town in New South Wales, Australia, had remained buried and forgotten. Now,…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2022

New Zealand passes law banning conversion therapy

WELLINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - New Zealand's parliament on Tuesday near-unanimously passed a legislation that bans practices intended to forcibly change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, known as…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

Only 19% of Australians agree religious schools should be able to ban LGBT+ teachers

This week, the religious discrimination bill is finally being debated on the floor of federal parliament. The bill has prompted disagreements within political parties, within religions and across a wide variety of…

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