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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%)...

New resources: Staying Strong During The Marriage Equality Debate

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ACON, November 2017 In light of all the emotional distress being caused by the protracted and harmful  debate surrounding marriage equality, ACON has put together these resources that they hope will help everyone within the affected communities, particularly younger community members who often find themselves most vulnerable to hate speech. Download the full-sized resources below: Staying Strong...

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...

SHINE’s Marriage Equality Counselling Service launches today

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SHINE SA, October 16, 2017 Is the marriage equality ‘debate’ making you feel hopeless, afraid, lonely, angry or upset? Are you struggling with relationships, discrimination or bullying? Not sure who to talk to or where to get help? Marriage Equality Counselling Service is a free, confidential telephone and online counselling service available to LGBTIQ South Australians of all ages, staffed...

SA Govt funds SHINE SA for more mental health support for the LGBTIQ community during marriage equality survey

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Ian Hunter MLC, September 16, 2017 The State Government will provide extra mental health and counselling services for the LGBTIQ community due to expected increases in demand while the marriage equality postal survey is conducted. According to beyondblue, LGBTI Australians have an increased risk of depression, anxiety, self-harming and suicidal thoughts. And they are twice as likely to suffer...

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