National

Feb23

Wanderers ban club members for homophobic banner

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Wanderers ban club members for homophobic banner

Western Sydney Wanderers have banned 14 members of the club’s controversial supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc, after they unfurled an offensive and homophobic banner during the Sydney Derby match against Sydney FC.

Feb23

Join the Rainbow Run and help fight for equality

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Join the Rainbow Run and help fight for equality

Get a healthy start to your Mardi Gras season and take part in the Rainbow Run this weekend at Sydney Park.

Feb23

Rainbow families have your say on government services

POSTED ON // Thursday, 23 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Rainbow families have your say on government services

LGBTi family advocacy group Rainbow Famileis has joined together with the Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, to discover what inequalities are faced by LGBTIQ-parented families when using state government services.

Feb22

Gay soccer club Sydney Rangers call for ban against homophobic football fans

POSTED ON // Wednesday, 22 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Gay soccer club Sydney Rangers call for ban against homophobic football fans

Australia’s first inclusive football club, the Sydney Rangers, has called for Federation Football Australia (FFA) to sanction fans of the Western Sydney Wanderers, who displayed a homophobic banner at the team’s derby match against Sydney FC last weekend.

Feb21

Expert calls for same-sex marriage in wake of US report linking equality to decline in youth suicides

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Expert calls for same-sex marriage in wake of US report linking equality to decline in youth suicides

Following the release of US report linking a decline in suicide rates amongst adolescents to the advent of marriage equality, a leading Australian expert has called urgently for parliamentarians to back the reform.

Feb21

Petition calls for Mardi Gras to drop Meat & Livestock Australia sponsorship

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Petition calls for Mardi Gras to drop Meat & Livestock Australia sponsorship

A change.org petition is calling for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) to drop its new sponsorship deal with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) suggesting the sponsorship is at odds with the community organisation’s ethos of championing equality.

Feb21

Parents demand a free vote for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 21 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Parents demand a free vote for marriage equality

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have ramped up their efforts to call for a free vote on marriage equality, launching a new campaign targeting Coalition MPs  who are in support of the reform to call for a free vote.

Feb20

FFA blasts Wanderers’ fans for homophobic banner

POSTED ON // Monday, 20 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

FFA blasts Wanderers’ fans for homophobic banner

The Wanderers are likely to be sanctioned by the FFA after fans unfurled a homophobic banner to the 44,000 strong crowd at the Sydney vs Wanderers match at ANZ Stadium on the weekend.

Feb18

Kirby Institute honoured with Key to the City

POSTED ON // Saturday, 18 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Kirby Institute honoured with Key to the City

Lord Mayor Clover Moore has honoured the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney with the key to the city in recognition of the organisation’s continued outstanding work in the fight to end HIV.

Feb18

Rainbow flag flies high over Town Hall to mark the start of Mardi Gras

POSTED ON // Saturday, 18 February 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Rainbow flag flies high over Town Hall to mark the start of Mardi Gras

For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Sydney has flown the rainbow flag high above Sydney Town Hall to mark the start of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.