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Sunday 17 May 2015
Featured Sexuality Sport

fighting homophobia in sporting culture

Clara Borg
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Today Yarra Glen Football and Netball Club will host the second annual Pride Cup – an event that recognises and celebrates the diversity and inclusion of members of the LGBTIQ* community in sport. The match is also marked by International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), an annual initiative seeking to educate people on the…
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
News World

In brief: mayor of sochi believes there are no homosexuals in the city

Matilda Mornane
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On top of the already shocking (and disgusting) crack downs regarding homosexuality in Russia recently, mayor of Sochi, the city set to host the Winter Olympics, has told BBC Panorama that ‘we do not have [homosexuals] in our city.’ Anatoly Pakhomov wants the gay Olympians that are going to compete in his city to be…
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Thursday 31 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 31.10.13

Ruby Grant
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UN report finds girls in developing countries give birth too young. A new report from the UN has found that, in developing countries, one in five girls (19 per cent) give birth before they turn 18. Significantly, the report also found that of the 7.3 million girls who give birth every year, 2 million of…
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Tuesday 22 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 22.10.13

Ruby Grant
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In case you missed it: ACT becomes first Australian state/territory to pass same-sex marriage bill! Earlier today the ACT became a lot more hip and happening when it became the first Australian state/territory to pass a bill that, if it doesn’t get overturned by the high court, could legalise same sex marriage! Very impressed, Canberra,…
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
Featured Opinion

the 5 step guide: my response to overheard homophobic comments

Grace McCarter
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I was sitting on a bus a few weeks ago, listening unabashedly to a conversation between two other passengers. They had just watched a Youtube video on one of their phones of gay marriage being passed in Parliament somewhere on the other side of the world. Judging by the young men’s uniforms, they were studying…
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
News

in brief: ‘yourstory’ campaign to share stories of queer youth

Ashlee Horyniak
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A new storytelling campaign has been launched by advocates in an effort to deepen conversations of LGBTI experiences in regional, rural and remote communities around Australia. The first of a series of animated vignettes has been released online, telling the story of Mini, a lesbian from rural Australia. By July of this year, four more…
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Thursday 17 January 2013
Featured News

in brief: lesbian couple responds to homophobic letter from cafe owner

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Shawnee McPhail and her wife, Arielle, were the targets of a quiet but nauseating act of homophobia last month in the US state of North Carolina. The couple had just finished lunch at The Sting Ray Cafe, and were holding hands on their way to the car, when the restaurant owner, Ed McGovern, approached them…
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Featured News

in brief: topless feminists protest against homophobia in the vatican

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Four women from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN staged a topless protest on Sunday as the pope delivered his weekly address in St Peter’s Square. Painted with the slogans ‘In Gay we Trust’ and ‘Shut up!’, the women shouted ‘Shut up, homophobes!’ into the crowd of pilgrims and tourists. One of the protesters, Inna Shevchenko, informed…
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Tuesday 20 March 2012
Featured Opinion

Broadening Feminism[s]: Intersectionality 101

Erin Stewart
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As a movement, and speaking in very general terms, feminism has been guilty of marginalising the voices of other people. While it has been rejected on ignorant grounds which rely on stereotypes (feminists are hairy, scary people who hate men and burn undergarments), it has also been quite fairly rejected on the grounds that it…
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Sunday 26 February 2012
Featured Opinion

open letter to the liberal party: six reasons I will never support tony abbott

Dunja Kay
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Dear Liberal Party of Australia, Wow! What a hectic few days! I imagine you’re feeling as I did in high school, when my friends would find themselves in melodramatic and deliciously juicy situations, and I would relish in the drama because I wasn’t at all involved myself. Such fun! But really, Kevin Rudd’s decision to…
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