Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

Lawmaker delivers heartfelt appeal on LGBTQ rights as Australia shelves religious discrimination bill

"He has more courage than any boy I have met," Stephen Jones said of his son in a speech to the Australian parliament earlier this week. "He swims against the tide." Jones,…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2022

Young trans people around Australia are seeing the news and hearing that they are not worthy of protection

I grew up in Sydney’s western suburbs during the 80s, a knockabout kid who was always a bit worried and generally a bit of a worry. My worry – to the point…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2022

Religious discrimination bill will not protect trans students from expulsion, Simon Birmingham confirms

The Morrison government will seek to protect gay students from expulsion without protecting trans students at the same time, a senior minister has revealed. On Monday Scott Morrison recommitted to bringing an…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2022

Amanda Stoker walks back on Morrison pledge to protect LGBTQ+ students in religious discrimination bill

The assistant attorney general, Amanda Stoker, has muddied the waters about whether LGBTQ+ students will be protected at the same time as the religious discrimination bill potentially passes federal parliament. Stoker said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2022

Australian PM to ban faith schools from expelling LGBT+ students – and some Christians are furious

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has vowed to stop students from being expelled for their sexuality or gender identity by religious schools. In an unexpected turnaround, the right-wing leader who has long…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2022

How HIV elimination is within Australia’s reach.

Australian HIV diagnoses have hit an all-time low, with the country in sight of eliminating transmissions. It's a legacy of Australia's early, effective response, reports Gary Nunn from Sydney. During the outbreak…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2022

Respected indigenous elder and LGBTIQA+ leader passes away

Respected Indigenous elder Vanessa Smith has passed away following a long illness. A Noongar Sistergirl of the Kaneang people in the state’s South West, Aunty Vanessa spent decades fighting for both LGBTIQA+ rights…

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Steph Lentz — A teacher’s story of LGBT discrimination and fear in Australia

Steph Lentz is an LGBT activist and teacher from Australia, working to educate the community of risks to new federal laws non-inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Here, she…

ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

LGBT ACTIVIST DETAINED IN LEBANON, FINALLY ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

After fleeing to Turkey from their home country of Jordan in July 2020, LGBTQI activist Alshaima Omama Alzubi has finally arrived in Australia. The 25-year-old Jordanian refugee who identifies as lesbian and…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

Man finally admits to killing gay American college student nearly 35 years ago

A man has pled guilty — against his lawyers’ wishes — to charges stemming from the death of a gay American man in 1988, which was initially deemed a suicide by authorities…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2022

Attorney general defends religious schools’ right to sack teachers for views on sexuality

Michaelia Cash’s department has defended religious schools’ right to sack teachers for their views on sexuality and appeared to confirm safeguards for gay students will be delayed until after the religious discrimination…

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