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Perth Save Safe Schools rally

Perth Save Safe Schools rally

Saturday June 4 @ 1pm
Murray Street Mall, Perth CBD

Organised by Save Safe Schools WA

https://www.facebook.com/events/960994324017537/

Event date: 
Sat, 04/06/2016 - 1:00pm

Editor of Bangladesh's only LGBTI magazine murdered

Suspected Islamist militants hacked to death a leading gay rights activist and a friend in an apartment in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on April 25, TeleSUR English reported that day.

The killings came just two days after a university professor was murdered in similar fashion in an attack claimed by ISIS.

"Us" — a poem


Elizabeth Jarrett.

Well here it is 2016
Yet we are still ruled under an illegal regime
It's time for a change in
Histories what's, when's and how's

What they say was once discovered is invaded now
We don't want recognition in the constitution
For being recognised is not the solution

What we need is this current government’s dissolution

'Keep Newtown weird and safe', say protesters

King Street, Newtown ground to a halt on April 23 as some 500 locals took to the street in protest at the rise in homophobic and transphobic violence in the area since the introduction of the lockout laws.

PHOTO ESSAY: Far right/ultraleft fail to derail Safe Schools rally

Musicians boycott and protest against US states over homophobic laws

Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen made waves when he announced on his website on April 8 that he was cancelling a show in North Carolina in protest at a new bigoted law. Ringo Starr also cancelled a June show in North Carolina over what is often called the “bathroom” law — a new law that restricts which bathrooms trans people can use as well as restricting LGBTI rights to sue over discrimination.

Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina show to protest bigoted law

On April 8, US rock star Bruce Springsteen published the statement below on his website.

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As you, my fans, know I'm scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law.

Melbourne Girls' College to fly the rainbow flag

An inner city girls' school will fly the rainbow flag in Melbourne to show its support for the same-sex attracted and gender diverse community.

Greens MP Adam Bandt purchased the flag after putting a call out for donations last month so schools could fly the flag in support of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and inter-sex (LGBTQI) people.

Melbourne Girls' College in Richmond will raise the flag when school resumes from holidays.

Rally to Defend Safe Schools - Perth

Rally to Defend Safe Schools - Perth

Saturday, April 23 at 1 PM
Murray Street Mall - Perth CBD

Organised by Equal Love WA and Save Safe Schools WA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1576428109338422/

Event date: 
Sat, 23/04/2016 - 1:00pm
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