The AIDS Action Council of the ACT was proud to once again host Fair Day as part of the SpringOUT 2016 Pride Festival. Fair Day is one of the biggest events in the Canberra LGBTIQ pride calendar. It has been a part of the Canberra social scene since 1999. This year it was held at AGorman House) Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres - Saturday 29 October 2016. Photos kindly by Doug Robinson.
As students across the country zip up their backpacks and get on the bus for anther day at school, many will have more to focus on than memorising their schedules or making it to homeroom on time.
The Greens have today launched 'Marriage and More', a plan to end discrimination and keep fighting for equality for LGBTI people. The plan includes new laws to recognise overseas same-sex marriages and ban reparative therapies.
The ACT government will intervene to protect the embattled Safe Schools program supporting LGBTI students. Andrew Barr, cited his own struggles at school as he announced a decision to provide $100,000 in funding for the program.
Over 3/4 of Australians oppose a plebiscite on their right to marry, a new survey has found. The latest poll from a group campaigning against the government's decision to hold plebiscite shows 36% of respondents support a popular vote on same-sex marriage when asked to consider their own right to marry.
I'm attending my first AFL game. Until now, I have avoided AFL, associating it with unpleasant personal experiences, as well as institutionalised homophobia, misogyny, sexism and racism. I'm hoping that this match will be different. It's the inaugural AFL Pride Game, between St Kilda Football Club and the Sydney Swans.
60% of Australians now support gay marriage according to the latest Nielsen poll published in July 2016. The poll, published in Fairfax newspapers, found nearly 60% of people support same-sex marriage, with 37 per cent against.
Scott Morrison expects the fight for marriage equality in Australia to come to a permanent end if a nationwide vote on the issue fails.