Illustration by Brendan Chippendale/Chippendale Portraits
We spoke to a number of young LGBTIQA+ people from all over Australia and from a variety of cultural backgrounds about their experiences during the pandemic.
Thomas Banks' Quest for Love
Being a gay man with disability means you don’t see yourself onscreen. Thomas Banks wants to change all that.
Queensland and the ACT have just passed bans on conversion therapy. But this is far from enough to protect LGBTIQ people from this harmful practice.
New research explores the little-understood problem facing many LGBTIQ+ people — the loss of citizenship due to discriminatory laws and difficulties claiming asylum.
Javier Cruz Acosta/SHUTTERSTOCK
Lobby group FOR SA is backed by the US Christian right. Its latest target is South Africa's increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans.
The ABS should include detailed questions about gender and sexuality in the 2021 Census.
Accurate data on Australians' gender and sexual identity helps governments make good policy – and, importantly, ensures those communities are seen and recognised.
Dallas Dellaforce, Queer Central, Imperial Hotel, Erskineville, 2018. ‘Queerdom’ presents an archive of queer and trans life in Sydney.
Queerdom, an exhibition of photography and poetry, presents a history of queer and trans performance in Sydney that challenges recent narratives about queer life in Australia.
Sophonisba Breckinridge and Edith Abbott.
University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf1-00008, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library/Bernard Hoffman, photographer
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a 'not-so-secret weapon' in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
South African churches still have a long way to go in accepting queer worshipers. Supplied by author.
Supplied by author
At local level some congregations are bravely creating alternative models where LGBTIQ people can feel safe and be accepted
The change in leadership is one of the factors that led to the decriminalisation of homosexual relationships in Angola.
Angola's new President João Lourenço has shown some willingness to engage in more inclusive politics.
Hate crimes against LGBTIQ people are continuing, and many are reluctant to report them. But recommendations from a new inquiry could help.
T Chick McClure/Unsplash
A parliamentary inquiry looking at hate crimes against LGBTIQ people could acknowledge injustices in how past cases were handled, and take steps to ensure better reporting mechanisms.
Kewpie at the site of a demolished building after the forced removals from District Six, Cape Town.
Despite South Africa's progressive constitution, LGBTIQ people continue to face discrimination in all social spheres.
Melbourne Town Hall lit up with the rainbow for the Coming Back Out Ball.
In the midst of the same-sex marriage debate, Melbourne held The Coming Back Out Ball, an evening to honour queer elders.
South African women march against high levels of gender based violence in the country.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
Homosexuals are expected to conform to ideas of what’s “normal” or “right”, like getting married.
Homonormativity, like heteronormativity, privileges certain lives over others.
In Indonesia, severe public penalties are inflicted upon people found to be in same-sex relationships.
LGBTI employees relocating for a foreign assignment are likely to experience additional hardships compared to the typical expatriate.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
AAP Image/Luis Enrique Ascui
Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
A sign at a march in Soweto, South Africa, shows just how important social support is for lesbians.
Family support, being valued in their own homes and enjoying strong support from their social structures helped instill lesbians in a conservative South African province with a strong sense of self.
Nana Akufo-Addo with the Sword of Authority as he is sworn in as Ghana’s 5th president in Accra.
Until African political systems become less majoritarian and do a better job of protecting the rights of minorities, the true benefits of a democratic government are unlikely to be realised.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service.
Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service
Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.