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Ruddock report constrains, not expands, federal religious exemptions

The report affirms that religious freedom is not to be legally entrenched as superior to rights to equality and freedom from discrimination.

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Religious freedom: Coalition review supports right of schools to turn away gay students and teachers

Religious freedom: Coalition review supports right of schools to turn away gay students and teachers | Gay News | Scoop.it

The report contains a series of proposed changed to anti-discrimination legislation, including amended changes to the Sex Discrimination Act which would allow religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status.

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Michael Kirby slams government for not releasing religious freedom review

Michael Kirby slams government for not releasing religious freedom review | Gay News | Scoop.it

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby has called out the government's failure to release Philip Ruddock's religious freedom review.

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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 serviceuntil September 2010. Even so, we know LGBT people have always been serving bravely in the ADF.

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Tas Supreme Court rules anti-discrimination laws don't impinge on freedom

Tas Supreme Court rules anti-discrimination laws don't impinge on freedom | Gay News | Scoop.it

In a landmark decision this morning, Tasmanian Supreme Court justice Michael Brett rejected an appeal by Launceston man James Durston who was accused of anti-LGBTI hate speech.

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Thousands At First Brisbane Pride Since Marriage Equality

Thousands At First Brisbane Pride Since Marriage Equality | Gay News | Scoop.it

Thousands of LGBTIQ community members and supporters flooded Fortitude Valley with rainbows on Saturday for the first Brisbane Pride march since marriage equality was legalised last December.

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Record High Number Of HIV-Positive Gay Men With An Undetectable Viral Load

Record High Number Of HIV-Positive Gay Men With An Undetectable Viral Load | Gay News | Scoop.it

New research has shown that a record 92 per cent of gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and achieving an undetectable viral load.

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15 Bisexual Men Who Prove It's Not Just a Phase

15 Bisexual Men Who Prove It's Not Just a Phase | Gay News | Scoop.it

Bi guys tend to be some of the least acknowledged members of the LGBTQ community. This Bisexual Visibility Week, let's celebrate them.

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Queering the past: the learned absence of homosexuality in Australian history

Why has it never been brought to my attention, throughout my primary, secondary and tertiary education, that Australia has a vast queer history? Only independent research has led me to discover the extent of Australia’s homosexual colonial past. The teachers and lecturers of Australian history, whom I have been a student of, have never touched upon the country’s queer histories.

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HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report

HIV on the rise in straight Australian men, Kirby Institute report | Gay News | Scoop.it

Rising numbers of straight men are being diagnosed with HIV, with many unknowingly living with the infection for years before they get tested.

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Plastic Surgery For Men - Why Butt And Pec Implants Are On The Rise

Plastic Surgery For Men - Why Butt And Pec Implants Are On The Rise | Gay News | Scoop.it

Men are paying thousands of dollars for butt and pec implants. What does that say about male body image?

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Should amyl be banned? The TGA wants you to have your say

Should amyl be banned? The TGA wants you to have your say | Gay News | Scoop.it

A recommendation to class amyl nitrite in the same drug schedule as heroin has left the LGBTQI community reeling.

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Queensland AIDS Council Appoints Interim Executive Director

Queensland AIDS Council Appoints Interim Executive Director | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Queensland AIDS Council has appointed Rebecca Reynolds as interim executive director after the resignation of Michael Scott last month.

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Ruddock review rejects religious groups' fears about same-sex marriage

Ruddock review rejects religious groups' fears about same-sex marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

The religious freedom review panel found there was "limited evidence" to support claims made by religious groups.

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Queensland LGBTIQ Advocates Recognised For Their Work In Mental Health

Queensland LGBTIQ Advocates Recognised For Their Work In Mental Health | Gay News | Scoop.it

Two Queensland LGBTIQ advocates and a local youth support service have scored nominations at the annual Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards.

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How Roald Dahl’s Matilda became an LGBT+ classic

How Roald Dahl’s Matilda became an LGBT+ classic | Gay News | Scoop.it

Matilda is a reminder that the family we choose can be more valuable than the one we were born into –and that kindness is the most valuable gift of all.

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Why is the gay leather scene dying?

Why is the gay leather scene dying? | Gay News | Scoop.it
Not long ago, many clubs catered to enthusiastic leathermen. But predatory property developers, changing attitudes to gender and the rise of rubber threaten the scene’s existence
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Campaign Launched To Bring The Gay Games To Brisbane In 2026

Campaign Launched To Bring The Gay Games To Brisbane In 2026 | Gay News | Scoop.it
A local campaign has been launched in a bid to bring the Gay Games to Brisbane in 2026.
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Call For A National Apology For LGBTIQ Former Military Personnel

Call For A National Apology For LGBTIQ Former Military Personnel | Gay News | Scoop.it

Australian defence personnel who were dishonourably discharged from the military on the basis of their sexuality need a national apology and compensation.

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Queensland AIDS Council funding restored after PrEP trial shut down early

Queensland AIDS Council funding restored after PrEP trial shut down early | Gay News | Scoop.it

After the Queensland government ended the state's PrEP trial early this month, the Queensland AIDS Council's state government funding has been restored.

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Colorado Becomes First State to Not Assign Gender on Birth Certificate

Colorado Becomes First State to Not Assign Gender on Birth Certificate | Gay News | Scoop.it

The state amended an intersex person's birth certificate to match their identity.

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India Supreme Court strikes a blow against colonialism by striking down sodomy ban.

The colonial system surveillance and control made privacy impossible.

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Australian HIV rates declining overall, but not for everyone

Australian HIV rates declining overall, but not for everyone | Gay News | Scoop.it

HIV, once considered unstoppable, is on the decline and Australia has made huge strides in reducing new cases, but while the latest results are generally good news, rates of infection in Indigenous and some regional communities are on the rise.

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Making amyl nitrite an illegal drug would be ineffective, warns former AFP chief

Making amyl nitrite an illegal drug would be ineffective, warns former AFP chief | Gay News | Scoop.it

Therapeutic Goods Administration intends to reclassify the drug because of ‘reports of misuse and abuse’

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LGBTI Legal Service Files Vilification Complaint Against Postal Survey Hate Speech

LGBTI Legal Service Files Vilification Complaint Against Postal Survey Hate Speech | Gay News | Scoop.it
The LGBTI Legal Service has lodged a formal complaint of vilification against people who engaged in hate speech during the same-sex marriage postal survey.
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