US Courts Upholds Ban on Conversion Therapy

U.S Court Upholds Ban on Conversion Therapy

San Francisco: US Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that California's state ban on conversion or reparative therapy that aims at turning gay minors straight does not violate the free speech rights of licensed counselors and patients seeking treatment. This is a precedent for California in the USA and prohibits health practitioners from offering psychotherapy aimed at changing gay youth’s sexual orientation.

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LET US GIVE!

Australia has one of the lowest blood donor rates in the world and regularly runs critically short of blood. There is a large group of potential donors who are blocked from giving. Gay men, bisexual men, transgender women and some non-binary people who have sex with men, are expected to abstain from sex for three months before giving blood because of outdated fears about HIV infection.

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Come clay with us!

ARTIST CALL OUT!  Calling all clayworkers, potters or ceramics-based art practitioners living in the ACT Region who are out and proud members of the LGBTIQA+ community! 

As part of Canberra’s SpringOUT Festival, you are invited to participate in a group exhibition showcasing the talents of LGBTQIA+ ceramicists being held over four weeks during October and November 2022. 

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Sydney WorldPride 2023!

Excited about Sydney WorldPride 2023? With hundreds of events across the city, including Bondi Beach Party, Domain Dance Party, and the return of the Mardi Gras Parade to Oxford Street, there is something for the entire LGBQIA+ community to enjoy.

ETickets go on sale Monday 15 July. Join the Sydney WorldPride mailing list to stay up to date about all your favourite events.

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Poland LGBTIQ people at pride march

Polish court rules "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped

The Polish appeals court has ruled that so-called "LGBT-free zones" must be scrapped, the verdict has been welcomed by activists as a victory for human rights and democracy.

"LGBT-free zones" seek to ban what local authorities see as the promotion of homosexuality and other minority sexual identities, especially in schools.

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Canberra locals at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2022.

Census leaves out LGBTIQ Aussies

Anna Brown the CEO of Equality Australia has called out the Australian Government for one again leaving out LGBTIQ Aussies.

“The release of census data gives us fascinating insights into the diversity of the Australian community – what we believe, what language we speak at home, rates of chronic disease, and other key demographic data that will inform crucial decisions about what services are provided to communities, and where.

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Highly virulent HIV found in the Netherlands

Researchers say that a highly virulent variant of HIV has been silently circulating in the Netherlands, likely for decades.

The variant still responds to conventional treatments and its spread appears to have declined in recent years. 

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The keepers of a rich LGBTIQ history

Many older lesbians sought out invisibility, they called each other “friends” or “career girls” or “not the marrying kind.”

These terms worked as camouflage and helped many women feel safe during a time where their sexuality wasn’t accepted.

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