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ABS releases first national data on same sex marriages

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27th November 2018 More than half of Australia’s same sex marriages were registered by women and more than one-third of same-sex married couples lived in New South Wales, according to new preliminary data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). A total of 3,149 same-sex weddings were held in Australia between 9 December 2017, when amendments to...

Startling Data Reveals Half of LGBTQ Employees in the U.S. Remain Closeted at Work

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Human Rights Campaign, June 25, 2018 The HRC Foundation released the results of a survey of employees across the USA, revealing the persistent daily challenges that have led nearly half of LGBTQ people to remain closeted at their workplaces — a rate largely unchanged over the past decade.  A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide, HRC’s third national...

Has marriage equality made health care more accessible for LGBTIQ people?

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SBS, 8 MAY 2018 – 11:53 AM Some homophobia and transphobia persists in the medical profession, especially in rural areas, and even accepting doctors sometimes make assumptions about relationships that leave queer patients with sub-standard treatment. When we’re at our most needy and vulnerable, all humans want to feel safe and accepted. Having to go back into the closet, or continually...

Breaking Down LGBTIQ Discrimination Takes Time

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By Dr Niki Vincent, the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in South Australia, in The Conversation Some of the recent changes to our state legislation will deliver the kind of equality so many people have longed for — but many have not lived to see. These include ways to make it easier for trans and gender diverse people to change their registered gender on documentation, including birth...

SHINE SA & 160 others call on Parliament to recognise the will of the Australian people

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The Equality Campaign, December 2017 More than 160 LGBTI organisations, leaders and supporters – including SHINE SA – have signed a statement calling on the Australian Parliament to recognise the will of the people and ensure marriage equality is passed by the end of the year. “As organisations, leaders and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)...

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Results

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 15 November 2017 Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 7,817,247 (61.6%) responding Yes and 4,873,987 (38.4%) responding No. Nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians (79.5%)...

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