queer rights

Holding the Man

Holding the Man. Community film screening for Cairns World Aids Day. Wed Oct 21, 6.30pm (screening time), Event City Cinemas, 108 Grafton St. Hosted by Cairns LGBT Alliance, Cairns World AIDS Day and Qld AIDS Council. Tickets: $20, book at www.tugg.com/events/44758

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Wed, 21/10/2015 - 7:30pm

Geelong holds first marriage equality rally

About 500 people attended Geelong’s first marriage equality rally on September 19. It was largely a young crowd with the visible presence of the local Socialist Alliance branch, the Greens, local Deakin University students, and the Geelong Adolescent Sexuality Project, a local support service for LGBTI youth.

Bigots rally against equal marriage

Disciples of Fred Nile and his Christian Democrat Party (CDP) gathered in Belmore Park in Sydney on September 20 to convince each other that their anti-marriage equality stance is right. They were supported by police, who facilitated their bigoted ranting and kept marriage equality protestors as far away as possible.

Tropical Mardi Gras Festival Fair Day

Tropical Mardi Gras Festival Fair Day. Rainbow Family Fabulousity. Sun Oct 11, 11am – 5pm, Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Ave.

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Sun, 11/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm


Pride. Starry Gaze Cinema screening of this fab film. Tue Oct 6. 7pm Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Ave. $10.

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Tue, 06/10/2015 - 8:00pm

Scotland: New left alliance RISE launched

Hundreds of people crammed into the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on August 29 for the launch of RISE – Scotland’s Left Alliance. The new coalition of the left will stand candidates in all eight regional seats in the 2016 Scottish elections.

Protest against Daily Telegraph's homophobia

The Daily Telegraph's Sunday staff were met on August 30 with rainbow banners, chalk, and vibrant queer pride as members of the rainbow community and their friends took a stand against the newspapers vitriol against documentary Gayby Baby.

Gayby Baby follows the lives of four children with same-sex parents and shows the challenges they face due to homophobia.

A World to Win — Transgender liberation

Resistance: Young Socialist Alliance’s “World to Win” series aims to give voice to the ideas and demands of radical young people who are involved in the struggle to make the world a fairer and more just place.

This week, Maryam Allami and Claire Thoen discuss the struggle of transgender people against systemic oppression and the possibilities of liberation.

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Gayby Baby banned from NSW schools

An Australian film, Gayby Baby, that follows four children with same-sex parents and highlights the obstacles they face has been banned from NSW schools after the Daily Telegraph objected.

Burwood Girls High, where the director went to school, had planned to show the film as part of the Wear it Purple Day campaign aimed at supporting LGBTI students.

The 'Uluru bark petition', when culture backfires

On August 13, anti-marriage equality campaigner and Liberal government minister Senator Eric Abetz was presented with a petition against marriage equality — the "Uluru bark petition" — by Black pastor Peter Walker, who claimed to speak on behalf of "Aboriginal Australia".

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