From the “goo goo” boys mocked for their love of theatre to cross-dressing troops and “trouser women”, Australia has a rich queer history.
A study shows that when compared to lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, heterosexual youth report improved family relations over the same time period.
The Victorian parliament should delay its vote on the birth certificate reform bill to allow more consultation with women’s groups and to assess the potential impact on single-sex spaces.
Less than four in ten Australians believe stronger laws are needed to protect religious freedom in a new poll, but 68% say Israel Folau should be able to share his views on social media.
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
By changing the curriculum, Scotland acknowledges that society has always been diverse – and that will help more young people feel accepted.
The current loophole for religious schools does not reflect what the majority of Australia thinks about education, religion and LGBTIQ+ people.
Public opinion polls and a survey of Australian youth show there’s little support for allowing schools to hire or fire teachers based on their sexual orientation.
Schools don’t always know how to support LGBTQI+ parented families. Here are some suggestions for how they can.
Research shows awareness-raising days can have long-term impact if they have a clear call to action, leverage the passion of those involved, or target policy-makers.
When LGBTIQ+ people change jobs, gain new workmates or a new boss, they again must weigh up the risks of coming out. Inclusive workplaces realise the benefits of workers who can be their true selves.
Sydney’s LGBTQI heartland has moved and changed over time, but the importance of urban space to queer communities remains a constant.
The banned film Inxeba certainly deserves more than to languish in the mire of South African scandal.
On the Sydney Mardi Gras march of 1978.
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On a cold Saturday night in Sydney on June 24, 1978, a number of gay men, lesbians and transgender people marched into the pages of Australian social history. I was one of them.
Leaving young people to figure sexuality and sex out themselves could result in ill-informed decision-making, and withholds knowledge that is their right to have.
Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it’s more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
The ethical mindfield of AI gaydar.
The current push towards AI categorisation of people is in danger of embedding a binary view of society.
Conflict resolution across the world frequently leaves LGBT citizens behind.
Indigenous representation in TV dramas has surged, but other culturally diverse groups are still under-represented on screen.