News + Politics

Mar13

Coopers beer ad stages marriage debate between Liberal pollies sponsored by the Bible Society

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Coopers beer ad stages marriage debate between Liberal pollies sponsored by the Bible Society

An unusual advertisement for Coopers beer combines the Bible, politics and civil rights as it stages a marriage debate between Liberal MPs Tim Wilson (pro-marriage equality) and Andrew Hastie (anti).

Mar13

Out veterans to march in St Patrick’s Day Parade

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Out veterans to march in St Patrick’s Day Parade

OUTVETS – a group of gay veterans – have been given the go-ahead to march in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Boston.

Mar13

People would yell homophobic slurs at me: Ian Thorpe

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

People would yell homophobic slurs at me: Ian Thorpe

Olympic champion Ian Thorpe ha revealed he was the victim of homophobic bullying before he came out.

Mar13

Feminist suggests trans women view the world through male privilege

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

Feminist suggests trans women view the world through male privilege

Nigerian-born author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, best known for her novels The Thing Around Your Neck and Americanah has come under fire after suggesting trans women aren’t women.

Mar13

WA election results bode well for marriage equality

POSTED ON // Monday, 13 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

WA election results bode well for marriage equality

LGBTI advocates are calling the resounding defeat of the Liberal government at the WA elections as a boon for marriage equality, with all state and territory leader now backing the reform.

Mar10

ACON receives $450,000 funding boost to combat drug and alcohol use in LGBTI community

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Cec Busby

ACON receives $450,000 funding boost to combat drug and alcohol use in LGBTI community

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) has awarded ACON $450,000 in funding to assist the organisation in developing a better response to the problem use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) among the areas LGBTIQ community.

Mar10

One Nation candidate denies bizarre Nazi mind control comments against LGBT community

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Rachel Cook

One Nation candidate denies bizarre Nazi mind control comments against LGBT community

The WA One Nation candidate who claimed the gay community was using Nazi mind control strategies to garner support for marriage equality has now denied making the comments.

Mar10

Controversial cartoonist Bill Leak is dead

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017

Controversial cartoonist Bill Leak is dead

Controversial cartoonist Bill Leak has died at the age of 61 from a suspected heart attack, The Australian has today reported.

Mar10

Brazil: Sister of murdered trans woman says she was a ‘selfless friend’

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Brazil: Sister of murdered trans woman says she was a ‘selfless friend’

The mother of a trans woman who begged for her life before being brutally murdered says she was so distraught when she first heard the news she could not accept it.

Mar09

Call for Queensland academic experts to join LGBTIQ+ youth education research group

POSTED ON // Thursday, 09 March 2017 Written by // Andrew Shaw

Call for Queensland academic experts to join LGBTIQ+ youth education research group

A Queensland academic has put out a call for fellow academics to join a research group that aims to support young LGBTIQ+ people in the education system.