Oceania

LGBTI Rights in Oceania


ADDED ON: 01/09/2022

SYDNEY GAY PENGUINS CELEBRATE THREE YEARS TOGETHER

A gay penguin couple has celebrated their third anniversary at Sydney’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. In November 2021 Sphen and Magic celebrated three years together with a frozen fish cake with their neighbours.…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2022

‘No words’: gay Australian footballer Josh Cavallo calls out homophobic crowd abuse

Josh Cavallo, who last year became the only openly gay professional top flight men’s footballer in the world, says he has “no words” to describe his disappointment at being targeted by homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2021

LEBANON ARRESTS 25-YEAR-OLD LESBIAN REFUGEE ON THEIR WAY TO AUSTRALIA

A Jordanian LGBTQI+ ‘rights defender’ and refugee on their way to Australia has been detained in Lebanon. According to Amnesty International Australia, AOA, a 25-year-old lesbian, non-binary activist was arrested on December…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Why religious lobby groups are fighting to keep schools’ power to discriminate

Buried in a recent article in Quadrant magazine is a revealing insight into the mindset of those who want to retain laws that allow religious schools to expel – or refuse to…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2021

New Zealand passes law making it easier to change sex on birth certificates

New Zealand’s rainbow community will be allowed to change the sex recorded on their birth certificates without providing evidence of a medical procedure, after a bill to recognise the right for gender minorities…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

Victoria bans religious schools from sacking staff for being LGBT

The Victorian government has passed laws banning religious schools from sacking or refusing to hire staff based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The state parliament’s upper house passed the Equal…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2021

China’s LGBTIQ+ movement is under attack. But international support can be a double-edged sword

People often ask me what it's like to be queer or trans in China. It was the number one question I encountered when I returned to Melbourne after three years in Shanghai,…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2021

Elderly gay couple forced from Toowoomba home by abuse

An elderly gay couple will sell up and leave their Toowoomba home following homophobic abuse. Bruce Gardiner told the Toowoomba Chronicle that he and husband Derek suffered eight years of abuse, vile…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2021

Australia: LGBTQ advocates blast religious discrimination bill

Australia has introduced a new controversial bill aimed at protecting religious people from "cancel culture". Among other things, it would allow Catholic schools the right to fire teachers or expel gay students…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Gay Australian Footballer ‘Scared’ to Play at World Cup in Qatar

Australian footballer Josh Cavallo, who came out as gay last month, has revealed he would be scared to play at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar because of the country’s criminalization of homosexuality. The 21-year-old,…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2021

PM SCOTT MORRISON TO PERSONALLY INTRODUCE RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL IN PARLIAMENT

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will personally introduce the controversial Religious Discrimination Bill in Parliament on Thursday. The bill was promised by Morrison before the last elections in the wake of the 2017…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2021

MAN SENTENCED TO SIX AND A HALF YEARS IN PRISON OVER PERTH GAY BASHINGS

A district court in Perth on Friday sentenced a 26-year-old man to six and a half years imprisonment for his role in two separate incidents of bashing and robbing of gay men.…

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