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AUSTRALIA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Marriage laws vary in this country depending on area
Adoption: Only in some areas
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you been the victim of violence because of your sexual orientation in AUSTRALIA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, I don’t ever feel safe (25%) Yes, by individuals (25%) Yes, by a group (0 %) Yes, by the police (0 %) No (50%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in AUSTRALIA...
(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for intersex readers on 19/12/2011
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OII Chairperson and OII USA director Hida Viloria’s letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for full intersex inclusion in White House LGBT initiatives

http://oiiaustralia.com/15981/oii-chairperson-oii-usa-director-hida-viloria-letter-us-secretary-state-hillary-clinton-intersex-inclusion-white-house-lgbt-equality-lgbti/

Intersex people - some 4% of the global population - remain amongst the most discriminated-against of all human beings. Intersex newborns are killed in parts of Africa and Asia.

Intersex babies whose genitalia do not closely resemble medicine’s ideal of the perfect male or female genitals are subjected to nonconsensual cosmetic surgery on their most intimate, private body parts.

Intersex people of all ages are denied fundamental human rights and have no protection against discrimination.

The motivation for these abuses? Homophobia. As with the rest of the LGBTI community, homophobia causes intersex people enormous suffering whether they are, in fact, attracted to their own apparent sex or not.

Hida Viloria of Organisation Intersex International - the world’s largest organization of intersex people - is appealing to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fully and equally include intersex people in the State Department and White House’s global human rights work.
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for intersex readers on 19/12/2011
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OII Chairperson and OII USA director Hida Viloria’s letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for full intersex inclusion in White House LGBT initiatives

http://oiiaustralia.com/15981/oii-chairperson-oii-usa-director-hida-viloria-letter-us-secretary-state-hillary-clinton-intersex-inclusion-white-house-lgbt-equality-lgbti/

Intersex people - some 4% of the global population - remain amongst the most discriminated-against of all human beings. Intersex newborns are killed in parts of Africa and Asia.

Intersex babies whose genitalia do not closely resemble medicine’s ideal of the perfect male or female genitals are subjected to nonconsensual cosmetic surgery on their most intimate, private body parts.

Intersex people of all ages are denied fundamental human rights and have no protection against discrimination.

The motivation for these abuses? Homophobia. As with the rest of the LGBTI community, homophobia causes intersex people enormous suffering whether they are, in fact, attracted to their own apparent sex or not.

Hida Viloria of Organisation Intersex International - the world’s largest organization of intersex people - is appealing to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fully and equally include intersex people in the State Department and White House’s global human rights work.
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