Fears that concerned parents might fall foul of a new law banning gay conversion practices are not borne out by the strict definitions in the bill before parliament.
Despite the ABS itself saying that collecting data on LGBTIQ+ communities is of ‘national importance’, these questions have been left off the census again — for no good reason.
The Supreme Court has tended to side in favor of religious rights.
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In an unanimous decision, the nine justices said the city of Philadelphia was wrong to exclude a Catholic agency from its adoption programs.
It’s time we embrace the true meaning of the word ‘reparations'—this isn’t just about giving people money, it’s about offering apologies and taking account for previous mistakes.
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When disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of sexually and gender diverse people are frequently very different to those of heterosexual people.
Having historically positioned itself as ‘non-partisan’, the ACL’s recent campaigns reflect a return to its US roots, and perhaps hopes of achieving a similar polarising cultural shift in Australia.
People display Qanon messages on cardboards during a political rally in Bucharest, Romania on Aug. 10, 2020.
The QAnon conspiracy movement is the latest in a long line of moral panics that emerge as a response to change. False theories are used to undermine claims to social justice raised by marginalized groups.
New research explores the little-understood problem facing many LGBTIQ+ people — the loss of citizenship due to discriminatory laws and difficulties claiming asylum.
Welcome to Chechnya.
Documentary film Welcome to Chechnya looks at the government-sanctioned torture and murder of LGBTQ people in Chechnya – and the activists trying to help them escape.
An LGBTQ rights supporter sets up outside the Supreme Court.
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Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
People gather near the Stonewall Inn in New York City to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on LGBTQ workers’ rights.
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Federal law now protects lesbians, gay men and transgender people from being fired or otherwise discriminated against at work. But there are more questions and court cases to come about their rights.
Protesters in Manchester, U.K., 1988.
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In the 1950s, ‘coming out’ meant quietly acknowledging one’s sexual orientation. Today, the term is used by a broad array of social movements.
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies’ bottom lines?
The Supreme Court begins its newest session on the first Monday in October.
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The upcoming Supreme Court session will address notable cases about the rights of different groups. The cases go to the heart of how U.S. laws protect both individual and group rights.
Same-sex couples aren’t allowed to get married, but have legal guardianship rights.
Rather than marriage, same-sex couples in China are allowed a ‘guardianship appointment’. But this system is yet another way the Chinese government tries to silence LGBT+ issues from being discussed.
The Supreme Court ruled that baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
There’s been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
A riot that kick-started the gay rights movement.
Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, what is their political legacy for LGBTQ activism?
Staffers at The Village Voice were able to see the riots unfold from the news room.
With major dailies giving a megaphone to the police, the coverage of Stonewall is a reminder of what’s lost when alternative media outlets wither away.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state.
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Conservative Christian women have played key roles in the anti-abortion movement for decades, but their contributions are often overlooked in language that focuses on men.