Report calls for laws against forced intersex surgery (10/18/2021) - “Intersex variations are a natural part of human diversity.”
Japanese man fighting cruel mandatory sterilisation laws (10/18/2021) - Japan still requires trans people to be surgically sterilised to change their legal gender.
Poland repeals ‘LGBT-free zones’, government homophobia continues (10/17/2021) - A politician has been forced to donate to an LGBT parade over his disgusting comments.
New laws spark fear among LGBTIQ community in Ghana (10/17/2021) - A new bill would further criminalise queer people and activism.
Non-binary LGBT nightclub patron humiliated by gendered queues (10/17/2021) - They were refused entry unless they followed a bouncer’s direction to queue with men.
Mardi Gras Parade returning to Sydney Cricket Ground in 2022 (10/15/2021) - The 2022 Mardi Gras Festival theme is ‘United We Shine’.
Charity raising funds to support ‘traumatised’ LGBTIQ refugees in Kenya (10/14/2021) - “We want to see it given greater prominence so that we can advocate for change in Africa.”
‘Spoiled by men’: Public safety of women, gender diverse people revealed (10/13/2021) - Areas across Victoria need safety upgrades, especially for minorities.
LGBTIQA+ people of faith speak out against religious discrimination bill (10/11/2021) - “This bill doesn't represent Australia in 2021.”
National Coming Out Day: Support still needed for LGBTIQ people (10/11/2021) - "Young LGBTIQ people today continue to suffer significant mental health problems because of the discrimination and vilification they still experience."
Politicians shown how religious discrimination bill targets minorities (10/9/2021) - The legislation would allow discrimination against marginalised groups including LGBTIQ people.
Football coach fined for taking team off field against homophobic abuse (10/9/2021) - He is appealing the decision by the overseeing association.
Trans award nomination pulled for Ravenhall Correctional Centre (10/9/2021) - “It is hard to think of a more violent example of the dangerous imposition of the gender binary than prisons.”
American Express partners with Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride (10/8/2021) - “We can’t wait to welcome tourists from across the world back to Sydney."
New campaign highlights LGBTIQ family violence (10/8/2021) - “It’s a confronting campaign, but we can’t be afraid to have the difficult conversation."
Olympic trans rules update pushed back as weightlifter Hubbard retires (10/8/2021) - The review of IOC inclusion policies has been delayed until next year.
Community organisations thank Brisbane Pride Festival for uniformed police ban (10/6/2021) - “Our community’s pride in recovering from a shared struggle is mutually exclusive with the pride of LGBTI+ police officers in their profession.”
Liberty, equality, fertility: France allows IVF for gay and single women (10/5/2021) - A national sperm shortage may mean some people continue to travel to conceive.
Blundstone Australia announces support for LGBTIQ+ scholarships (10/5/2021) - The brand has partnered with The Pinnacle Foundation to support young people through study.
Kenyan advocates form groups to fight for LGBTQ community rights (10/4/2021) - The organisations have given the community a sense of pride and safety.
Lesbian suing former employer over discrimination and forced resignation￼ (10/1/2021) - The woman’s supervisor encouraged her to pursue religious conversion therapy.
Honduran Tatiana García latest trans woman killed in deadly year (9/29/2021) - García was found dead in her home on the weekend.
Campaign aims to get more LGBTIQ+ people in Victorian Parliament (9/28/2021) - Only around 2% of parliamentarians identify as LGBTIQ+.
Community responds to Brisbane Pride Festival uniformed cop ban (9/27/2021) - Police been asked not to wear the uniform that many LGBTIQ+ people associate with oppression.
Advocates call for dedicated LGBTIQA+ rights commissioner (9/24/2021) - "We call on the government to appoint a dedicated LGBTIQA+ Commissioner to ensure the human rights of LGBTIQA+ people have a full-time champion."
Advocates ask Biden to encourage Morrison to support LGBTIQ+ equality (9/21/2021) - “The Biden Administration is taking great steps forward on inclusion and equality while the Morrison Government is heading in the opposite direction.”
Gay priest refuses to marry straight couples in discrimination protest (9/20/2021) - “I want to show the absurdity, the theological and ethical reprehensibility, of denying marriage to two consenting adults.”
Christian school group fighting to keep right to fire LGBTQ+ teachers (9/18/2021) - A Victorian bill to protect teachers from discriminatory firing has unanimous cabinet support.
Assisted reproductive treatment reforms for Vic to reduce discrimination (9/14/2021) - Advocates have welcomed the bill but says more changes are needed.
Shaun Micallef responds to complaint over gay slur (9/10/2021) - “If you can’t say it in an office, you can’t say it in the community, including TV.”