Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQI’

Politician’s LGBTQI rights bill divides Catholic schools

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Catholic schools in New South Wales are divided over a proposed anti-trans education bill. The proposal seeks to ban any discussion of gender diversity in the state’s classrooms. The state’s main Catholic education body supports One Nation leader Mark Latham’s the bill. The large Parramatta diocese, however, is lodging a strong objection. Latham’s bill proposes Read more

NZ queer ethnic youth face harassment and rejection from community

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Queer ethnic young people are experiencing harassment and rejection from their communities for coming out, research shows. Letting In – Closing Out, published by academics at the University of Auckland, found cultural expectations of marriage and children are pushing ethnic youth in New Zealand to remain silent about their sexual orientation. Parents struggle with understanding Read more

Why gay atheist is raising money for a church

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Queer folks and their allies have had a fraught relationship with religion and the institution of the church. Joshua Todd, a gay atheist knows this well. But for his birthday he wanted to bring attention to the needs of a Norfolk, Virginia-based church that received backlash after voting to become a LGBTQ+ affirming parish. Read Read more

Religious exemptions targeted in anti-discrimination rally

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

A Brisbane rally to oppose anti-discrimination exemptions for religious groups will be held this weekend. The proposed legal changes could see organisations owned by religious groups, such as schools, hospitals and aged care facilities, be given the right under federal law to legally expel students and fire staff on the grounds of sexual orientation, trans Read more

Claims alt-right aims to purge LGBTQ from church

Monday, November 19th, 2018

An alt-right group has emerged in the Catholic church that aims to purge it of LGBTQ members. “We haven’t seen anything like this before,” US Fordham University theologian Jason Steidl says. “I think they are part of a bigger cultural movement. These people have hitched their wagons to Trump’s presidency, to his tactics.” Read more Read more

Religious leaders speak up about hate speech

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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At the same time as the Race Relations Commissioner is encouraging religious leaders to take a stand against hate speech, the head of the Anglican Church in New Zealand has spoken out about the stance taken against gay and lesbian clergy by Bishop Brian Tamaki, the leader of the Destiny Church. During a sermon last Read more

Sydney’s ethnic communities say no to gay marriage vote

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

More than 10,000 people from numerous ethnic communities rallied together in Sydney last weekend to demonstrate their ‘no’ vote in Australia’s gay marriage referendum. The rally combined a fiesta atmosphere with fairground rides, food stalls, music and dancing. There were addresses by Members of Parliament, the Coalition for Marriage, his Excellency Robert Rabbat, Melkite Bishop Read more