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Equality Australia has joined the calls to have the sexual orientation and gender identity of Australians added to the nation’s 2021 Census as testing gets underway on October 15 including the topic of non-binary sex. The LGBTI rights group, who say they are “disappointed” with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), who have since announced

A new petition has been launched in Australia with the aim of ending the nation’s current ban on gay men donating blood within 12 months. Ky Ruprecht who is a medical student from Canberra launched the petition titled #AllOurBlood on Change.org, highlighting the current restrictions put in place and upheld by the Australian Red Cross,

The Australian Greens Party in New South Wales, have apologised for the inclusion of an anti-trans article that was published in their member’s magazine. The article which was written by Margot Oliver, a member of the party’s Marrickville branch was titled “sex, gender, women and The Greens,” and is reported to have suggested that trans

Australian health professionals are urging the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to collect data on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status in the next Census. Described as a broad coalition of health and wellbeing NGOs, the group made their requests in a statement that has been endorsed other organisations including, the LGBTI Health Alliance,

Local Aussie Queens will soon get their chance to feature on Australia’s very own version of the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race! According to reports by TV Tonight, ITV Studios Australia has acquired local format rights to the hit show, which first hit screens in the United States back in February 2009. All going to

Former rugby player Israel Folau (screen capture via GoFundMe) Homophobic Australian rugby player Israel Folau has filed a $10 million lawsuit to the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia alleging he was sacked for his Christian beliefs. Not only is the former Wallabies player demanding his job back, but 30-year-old also wants $10 million in compensation. The Guardian reports Folau issued a statement regarding the lawsuit which read, in part, “No Australian of any faith should be fired for practicing their...

A trans woman in Sydney, Australia named Evie Amati has received a nine-year prison sentence after attacking three strangers with an axe in and near a 7-Eleven convenience store. Amati reportedly attacked the men after a Tinder date in January 2017. She said her date shamed her for being a trans woman. So she subsequently ingested alcohol and drugs before messaging her date, “One day I’m going to kill a lot of people… For hating something so innocent.” An hour...

Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church just got banned from his 33rd country: Australia. In a video posted to YouTube, Anderson said that he was going to speak at the New Life Baptist Church in Australia with Pastor Kevin Sepulveda. “But I just got word back today that, basically, I’m banned from Australia,” he said. His Electronic Travel Authority “was denied by Australia. I’m not going to be permitted to enter the country.” Anderson got worldwide attention several years ago...

FaceApp is one of the most popular apps in the world right now, but privacy advocates are raising concerns about the information that it’s collecting. The app, which was developed by the Russian company Wireless Lab, lets users modify pictures of their faces to make them seem older, younger, as another gender, or hotter. But the data stored in the app isn’t as private as some people could think. The app uses a Facebook login, giving it access to users’ pictures,...

An Air Canada flight was diverted to Honolulu, Hawaii, after experiencing unusually severe turbulence that left 35 passengers with minor injuries, the airline said in a statement. Flight AC33, which was flying from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, with 269 passengers and 15 crew onboard, "encountered unforecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii," the carrier said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft landed in Honolulu at 12:45 pm local time (6:45 pm CET). "As a precaution, medical personnel are on...

French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled France's latest nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' class submarine on Friday, a €9 billion stealth vessel programme Paris says is key to maintaining its naval presence for decades to come. "France is a country of the longterm that knows that the biggest successes are those that come over time from experience of proven know-how over the years," Macron said as he unveiled the submarine. Addressing those who worked on the submarines, Macron said: "they are not just submarines that...

A devout Christian mother walked her son down the aisle wearing a rainbow sash after a difficult time accepting his sexuality. Vanessa Hall is an author in Australia and she wrote about her son Lachlan on the website Love What Matters. His father died when he was eight-years-old, and the two are very close. He went to dance school and tried dating a girl for three years, but he eventually came out to his mother. She wrote that she had to know...

Photo by streegar on Unsplash HIV rates are on the rise for straight people while they’re declining for LGBT people… at least in Australia. The 2018 surveillance report by the Kirby Institute has given us an updated look at the situation around HIV and STIs in Australia. Turns out, infection rates in the country are at an 18-year low. There were 835 new HIV diagnoses in 2018, which marks a 23% decline within the past five years. Then splitting that up...

According to the Kirby Institute’s 2018 surveillance report on HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmissible infections in Australia, the HIV infection rate in the country has hit an 18-year low. “It’s the lowest number we’ve seen in 18 years,” said professor Rebecca Guy, the head of the Kirby institute’s Surveillance, Evaluation, and Research Program to the Sunday Morning Herald. The country has seen only 835 new cases of HIV transmission in the previous year, marking a 23% decline over the last...

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