LGBTI rights

In recent days, Malaysia attained international notoriety for caning two women after their being convicted in a religious court of attempting to have sex in a car.

In striking contrast, on September 6, the Indian Supreme Court held that section 377 of their penal code, which criminalised consensual acts between adults of the same sex, was unconstitutional. That is a mature decision that gives 1.2 billion people in India the freedom to have consensual sex.

World Cup organisers FIFA and its corporate sponsors market their products to the members of the LGBTI community by presenting themselves as allies and advocates for their struggles. But this is questioned by its holding of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and giving the rights to the 2022 event to Qatar.

It was a cold and blustery day in Sydney on June 23 when poet Candy Royalle laid down her warrior gloves and breathed her last. The queer, Arabic, literary and protest worlds bowed their heads in shock and lamented her loss.

Candy was a proud Palestinian-Lebanese queer woman and an electric poet and performer. She was ferocious on stage, offering audiences a heady mix of lesbian sexual liberation and searing anti-colonial orations.

As a lesbian feminist in the early 1970s, I worked in coalition with gay men to bring about change, not only to gain equal rights but to change the world views on institutions that supported male privilege and men having more power than women.

While there have been some major legislative advances for LGBTI rights in Latin America, there is still much to be done, writes Erin Fiorini.

Venezuela’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community held their annual pride march in Caracas on July 1.

This year’s march was larger than last year’s event and formed part of continental gay pride activities with large demonstrations held in Colombia, Argentina and Brazil.

Are you an LGBTIQA+ person who is currently working, has worked in the past, or is looking for work? 

Are you sick of being 'the only queer in the village'? Have you had things happen at work that you desperately want to talk to someone about? 

Join us for a special Geelong Pride Chat! Click GOING so we know how many snacks to bring! 

Stonewall Uprising is a 2010 American documentary film examining the events surrounding the Stonewall riots that began during the early hours of June 28, 1969.

Stonewall Uprising concludes with an examination of the aftermath of the rioting, including the energising of the LGBTI community as a political force and the establishment of Christopher Street Liberation Day, the genesis of gay pride parades in the United States.

Where: Lower Hall, Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers Street Geelong, 3220

Geelong Pride Film Festival presents a special event screening of the beautiful new film 'Disobedience' about the love affair between two women in an Orthodox Jewish community (Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams). We are pairing this with a short film 'Aleph Melbourne' the story of the support group that changed the face of LGBTIQ acceptance in Jewish Australia.

Where: The Pivotonian Cinema, 4 Verner Street, South Geelong

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