May 16, 2024

Protests forces council to overturn book ban

After heated debate and public protests, Cumberland City Council in Western Sydney has reversed a controversial ban on same-sex parenting books in its libraries. The decision was made with 12 votes in favor and two against, following four hours of intense discussion.

May 9, 2024

Western Sydney Council's Bans Same-Sex Parenting Books

Initiated by former mayor and current councillor Steve Christou, the policy was adopted following a council vote that split narrowly in favor, with six councillors supporting the ban and five opposing it, while four were absent.

May 8, 2024

Pride to polling in the India queer community

POLITICS From pride to polling booths, how will the Indian LGBTQI+ community vote? India’s LGBTQI community has long been considered a powerful voting bloc during general elections. While much has changed to end discrimination, this community says it feels let down by the BJP Government’s refusal to legislate same-sex marriage. NDIA VOTES 2024, presented by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) is a six-episode series that takes you on an insightful journey through the heart of Indian democracy. While the Indian Prime Minister #NarendraModi is seeking a third term, a brand ...

May 6, 2024

Anglican's have deep fractures over homosexuality

In recent years, churches in many Christian denominations have split over LGBTQ+ issues. In the past six months, hundreds of congregations voted to leave the United Methodist Church over same-sex marriage and whether LGBTQ+ people should be clergy.

Apr 16, 2024

Restoration Hopes for 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' Bus

Help Save the Queen! After vanishing from sight for nearly a quarter-century, the 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' bus resurfaced, nestled in a paddock on a property in Ewingar, New South Wales.

Apr 15, 2024

Trans people are under attack, this is a test case for Australia

In the United States, animosity towards trans people is reaching fever pitch with 42 of the 50 states introducing laws that seek to limit trans people’s access to healthcare, participation in sport, use of bathrooms and serving in the military, as well as censoring education about gender identity.

Apr 14, 2024

Germany passes new progressive transgender laws

Effective from November 2024, a new progressive German law will allow trans people to self-disclose their gender identity through a simple form submission, eliminating the previous requirement for difficult psychiatric assessment and long court approvals.

Apr 11, 2024

More arrests. A new era of repression in Russia

Just over three decades after Russia decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, three people have been arrested and charged under the country’s harsh new anti-LGBTIQ laws and could face ten years in prison for membership of an “extremist organisation”.

Apr 8, 2024

Trump Endorses Pastor with Extremist Views for US Congress

Trump has announced his endorsement of Anti-Gay Pastor Mark Burns for South Carolina. The pastor has previously exhibited extremist rhetoric towards LGBTQ+ and transgender individuals, calling for the arrest and execution of those he accuses of LGBTQ+ and transgender "indoctrination."

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