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Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

(Reuters) – Israel Folau’s protracted dismissal by Rugby Australia looked no closer to a conclusion on Thursday, but the 30-year-old was already being hit hard in the pocket for his decision to post a social media message many viewed as homophobic. While the panel that on Tuesday adjudged Folau had been guilty of a ‘high […]

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

(Reuters) – Wallabies’ Director of Rugby, Scott Johnson, has backed the hard-line stance taken by Rugby Australia (RA) over Israel Folau’s controversial social media posts and called for the sport to embrace inclusiveness. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, faces having his Wallabies contract torn up, after posting comments that gay people were destined for “hell” if […]

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

Australia’s Folau asks for code of conduct hearing

(Reuters) – Wallabies fullback Israel Folau has asked for a code of conduct hearing to be scheduled by Rugby Australia (RA) after the governing body said they intended to terminate his contract for controversial social media posts. The 30-year-old Folau, a devout Christian, was issued a code of conduct breach notice on Monday following an […]

Australia: One year ago today: YES – The Equality Campaign

Australia: One year ago today: YES – The Equality Campaign

The Equality Campaign in Australia are celebrating one year since the country voted YES to equal marriage, and are doing so by sharing people’s stories on Facebook. They say: “It was the moment our hearts opened wide, tears started flowing, and we felt the relief of a resounding YES”. One year ago today, the official […]

Australia: LGBT+ ‘vilified’ as PM rules out gender-neutral passports – campaigners

Australia: LGBT+ ‘vilified’ as PM rules out gender-neutral passports – campaigners

Transgender and intersex people in Australia are being increasingly vilified by the government, LGBT+ campaigners said on Friday, after the prime minister called gender-neutral passports “nonsense” and ruled out their introduction. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, criticised a draft proposal by the opposition Labor Party to debate the removal of gender markers from passports and birth […]

Australia: Equality Campaign – Anti-LGBT School Discrimination

Australia: Equality Campaign – Anti-LGBT School Discrimination

The Equality Campaign in Australia have written to us about the situation regarding discrimination that is happening in schools against LGBT pupils and teachers. They state: “Two weeks ago we learned the Government was open to allowing schools to continue to turn away LGBTQ students and teachers. Within 48 hours this community had submitted 900 […]

Uniting Network Australia calls for end to LGBT Conversion Therapy

Uniting Network Australia calls for end to LGBT Conversion Therapy

Uniting Network, the LGBTIQ network within the Uniting Church of Australia, is not surprised by the horrendous impact on members of the LGBT community reported in a study entitled, Preventing Harm, Promoting Justice – Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia, which was released this week.   The report highlights the individuals interviewed: • knew […]