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One in four people say those in same-sex relationships ‘should be charged as criminals’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017 More than one in four people across the world think people engaging in same-sex relationships should be charged as criminals, according to a new survey of 77 countries and territories. However, there were major divisions in attitudes towards the criminalisation of those engaging in same-sex relationships when broken down across regions, the 2017 Ilga-Riwi global...

Study on mental health impacts of anti-gay religious prejudice should be a ‘wake-up call’ for faith leaders

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ABC, 19th October 2017 Faith leaders who insist same-sex couples should not be able to marry — even those who also promote love and support for LGB people — may be causing serious harm to the mental health of LGB individuals, the author of a new study on the impacts of religious anti-gay prejudice has said. In the new study, published this week in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry...

FORUM: Gender & Sexual Diversity, Christianity & Mental Health

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MIFSA, October 2016 What is the experience of someone who identifies as LGBTIQ / gender or sexually diverse (GSD) within a faith system that is still largely non accepting of same-sex relationships and gender diversity? How do those who are GSD and part of the Christian tradition respond to the message that they are loved by God but that their diversity is not as God intended? Is the mental...

Forum this Friday – intersectional diversity: CALD and LGBTIQ

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SHine SA, July 2016 Our identities often fall into several groups at one time. We call this intersectionality. This can lead to particular issues for people. What are the issues faced by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people who also identify as LGBTIQ? Join us as we explore the issues faced by CALD LGBTIQ people, including: > Homophobia > Racism > Invisibility > Stigma...

Bid to wind back Victorian abortion laws fails

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The Age, May 25, 2016 – 10:35PM
A push to wind back abortion laws in the Victorian Parliament has failed.
Democratic Labour Party MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins recently introduced a private members’ bill to effectively ban abortions after 24 weeks.
But on Wednesday that bill was defeated 27 votes to 11 in Parliament’s 40-member Legislative Council.
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Royal Commission into Family Violence: LGBTI, ATSI, CALD, Disability, Sex Workers

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Royal Commission into Family Violence, March 2016 Volume 5 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence Report & Recommendations has been released and covers the following populations:   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Older people, Culturally and linguistically diverse communities, Faith communities, LGBTI communities, People with disabilities, Male victims, Rural...

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