Apr 16, 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

LGBTIQ+ RoundUp : News, Views & Politics


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."

Mar 12, 2024

Capital of Equality - Mardi Gras 2024 (Photos)

The Canberra Mardi Gras floats name, 'Capital of Equality – Pink United' stands as a vibrant tribute to the values of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance in our capital, Canberra. The float’s message was all about embracing “Our Future…” through a pink lens.  The pink triangle was a symbol of persecution, but LGBTQIA+ activists reclaimed it as a symbol of resilience and strength. The colour pink is often associated with visibility and solidarity within the LGBTQIA+ community. Pink symbolises a strong sense of unity among LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies. It serves as a visual representat...

Feb 22, 2024

Greece Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

Becoming the first Orthodox Christian country, a new bill championed by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, allowing same-sex couples to marry, has passed with a cross-party majority.

Feb 19, 2024

Asbestos in mulch? Fair Day canceled. Here’s the risk!

As a precautionary measure, some parks have been cordoned off and some schools have closed temporarily. Mardi Gras Fair Day which traditionally marks the start of Mardi Gras – was cancelled after contaminated mulch was found at the site. Asbestos in mulch? Here’s the risk if you’ve been exposed.

Feb 15, 2024

Russia's crackdown on queer folk continues

Russia's severe crackdown on their LGBTIQ+ community ramps up on as first convictions are issued for minor infractions. Russia is witnessing its first convictions related to the suppression on any symbols associated with the "international LGBTIQ+ social movement," designated as extremist by the Russian government.

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