Postal vote a homophobic sham: Equal marriage now
The Liberals’ move to hold a postal vote on equal marriage has dramatically exposed Malcolm Turnbull’s hypocrisy. There is simply no need for it. Every poll shows that there is overwhelming public support for equal marriage—and that support has been increasing steadily.
Safe Schools outrage: Turnbull lets homophobes off the leash
In March, Tony Abbott proudly proclaimed that it’s his agenda that Malcolm Turnbull is taking to the election. But there’s at least one exception—when it comes to attacking LGBTI youth, Turnbull has gone further than Abbott dared.
Irish referendum: Equality, not austerity, the winner
In a historic referendum win, Ireland has become the first country in the world to recognise marriage equality by popular vote. The 62 per cent Yes vote on 22 May represents a resounding rejection of decades of institutional homophobia.
Same-sex marriage anger turning on Abbott
Abbott and the Coalition should have been celebrating a victory when the High Court overturned the ACT’s same-sex marriage legislation. But their attempt to stick with a minority position against same-sex marriage is not doing the Coalition any favours.
Outpouring of protest after visa denied to gay Pakistani man Ali Choudry
A petition campaign to support the visa application of Ali Choudry generated huge support in a matter of hours in January.
Russia’s homophobia in Olympic spotlight
The upcoming Sochi Olympic Games have shone an international spotlight on Russia’s treatment of dissent.
Homophobic Abbott exposed by ACT same-sex marriage challenge
The ACT has become the first state or territory in Australia to recognise same-sex marriage, in a move that increases the pressure on Tony Abbott and is an important blow against homophobia. Darlene Cox, who is making plans to marry her partner in the ACT, told ABC, “It’s fantastic, it feels great. This is about enhancing my rights.”
Mardi Gras police violence—how far have we really come?
The YouTube video exposing the brutal attack by NSW police on Jamie Jackson at the recent Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras has raised question marks over so many common...
Weekend: Honest depiction of homophobia in everyday life
Weekend Directed by Andrew Haigh Out now, selected release WEEKEND IS a beautiful and sad film about same-sex love. The most impressive and unique thing about this movie is how true to...
Gillard clings to homophobia in same-sex marriage debate
The Labor Party is gearing up to debate its position on same-sex marriage at its December conference. A motion to change Labor’s platform to support same-sex marriage may be...
Equal love, equal rights: rediscovering the red in the rainbow
Amy Thomas reviews Hannah Dee’s The Red in the Rainbow, an essential look at why fighting homophobia means fighting the system Since the federal election Julia Gillard has continued to...
The homophobia of Home and Away
CONSERVATIVE LOBBYISTS are claiming some success in forcing Channel Seven to cut scenes of a more passionate “lesbian kiss” from soap opera Home and Away. The demands for censorship...