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Rudd's rejection of marriage referendum welcomed

Rudd's rejection of marriage referendum welcomed | Gay News | Scoop.it
Marriage equality activists have welcomed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement he would no longer consider a referendum on same-sex marriage.
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QLD government launches LGBTI domestic violence awareness campaign

QLD government launches LGBTI domestic violence awareness campaign | Gay News | Scoop.it

A new campaign launched by the Queensland government seeks to draw attention to the issue of domestic violence in the LGBTI community.

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Birth certificate change possible without surgery under NT transgender laws

Birth certificate change possible without surgery under NT transgender laws | Gay News | Scoop.it

News laws will mean Northern Territorians can change their gender without having sex reassignment surgery.

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Senate inquiry report calls on PM to prohibit LGBT discrimination in faith-based schools

Senate inquiry report calls on PM to prohibit LGBT discrimination in faith-based schools | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Senate inquiry into the discrimination faced by LGBT students and staff at faith-based schools has yielded a report recommending changes.

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The Unexpected Effects Of The HIV Prevention Pill

The Unexpected Effects Of The HIV Prevention Pill | Gay News | Scoop.it

​PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STIs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.

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Tasmania poised to become first state to have gender optional on birth certificates

Tasmania poised to become first state to have gender optional on birth certificates | Gay News | Scoop.it

Tasmania's Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey criticises the extreme right of her party, after the Prime Minister is among those to weigh in on a historic vote that could see the state become the first jurisdiction in Australia to make gender optional on birth certificates.

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100,000 Rally For Equality In Taiwan Ahead Of Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

100,000 Rally For Equality In Taiwan Ahead Of Same-Sex Marriage Referendum | Gay News | Scoop.it

An estimated 100,000 people have rallied for equality in Taiwan as the country prepares for a referendum on same-sex marriage this weekend.

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It's time for white gay men to confront cultural appropriation

It's time for white gay men to confront cultural appropriation | Gay News | Scoop.it

White gay men need to stop co-opting parts of cultures that suit them; avoiding blackface and Native American headdresses at Halloween is just the start.

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'We're still here, and we're staying here': Coming Back Out Ball champions LGBTI elders

'We're still here, and we're staying here': Coming Back Out Ball champions LGBTI elders | Gay News | Scoop.it

When 81-year-old Lillian Lee and her partner Gail went along to the inaugural Coming Back Out Ball, younger LGBTI people thanked them for "paving the way".

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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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Coalition delays action on LGBTI school discrimination until 2019

Coalition delays action on LGBTI school discrimination until 2019 | Gay News | Scoop.it

Labor's bill to remove LGBTI discrimination exemptions for religious schools won't be debated after Coalition senators delayed debate on the legislation.

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More Than 3000 Same-Sex Marriages In The First Six Months Of Marriage Equality

Over half of the 3,000 same-sex couples who married in Australia in the first half of 2018 were female, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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QuAC Holding Candlelight Vigils To Mark World AIDS Day This Weekend

QuAC Holding Candlelight Vigils To Mark World AIDS Day This Weekend | Gay News | Scoop.it

World AIDS Day is a significant event for the LGBTI community, and a candlelight vigil is being held this Saturday to remember those loved and lost.

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Liberal senators dig in as divisions over LGBT students widen

Liberal senators dig in as divisions over LGBT students widen | Gay News | Scoop.it

Senators won’t protect students from discrimination unless schools can keep rules that ‘are reasonable and represent their own religious views’

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Gay Teens in Movie History: Some Highlights

Gay Teens in Movie History: Some Highlights | Gay News | Scoop.it

Prior to the recent boom in movies about queer kids, their struggles played out in boundary-pushing indie films and entertaining sidekick roles.

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Some Libraries Are Facing Backlash Against LGBT Programs — And Holding Their Ground

Some Libraries Are Facing Backlash Against LGBT Programs — And Holding Their Ground | Gay News | Scoop.it

Drag queen storytimes and other LGBT programs are meant to create safe spaces for the queer community. The librarians running them are getting death threats.

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Majority Of Queensland Same-Sex Weddings Are Female Couples, Stats Show

Majority Of Queensland Same-Sex Weddings Are Female Couples, Stats Show | Gay News | Scoop.it

Just a few weeks ahead of the 12-month anniversary of the "yes" vote, Queensland has reached the milestone of 1000 registered same-sex marriages.

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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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