Outspoken homophobe and Australian Army Reserve Major Bernard Gaynor has hit out at the Australian Defense Force issuing a set of rainbow gay pride cufflinks and lapel pins, claiming ‘normal’ Australians would ‘shudder’ at the thought.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will seek to pass a law ensuring transgender people don’t have to undergo surgery before they can be recognized as their preferred gender and will create a new category for intersex people and those of indeterminate sex. >>>
Although undoubtedly formulated with commendable intent, the Key administration's Harmful Digital Communications Bill is inadequate in some areas. In 2012, the New Zealand Law Commission reported back to current Justice Minister Judith Collins with its analysis, a report entitled Harmful Digital Communications: The Adequacy of Current Sanctions. >>>
Christian group Christian Snippets Australia has blamed this month’s catastrophic bushfires in the state of New South Wales on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, saying they were a final warning from God. >>>
Nationwide protests have been planned for next month in response to the Federal Government’s attempts to overturn successfully enacted state or territory based same-sex marriage laws through the High Court.
Criticism over Geelong police station’s response to the sexual assault of a gay man have prompted the victim to seek monetary compensation, and initiated an investigation of the incident by Victoria Police.
One of the major strengths of Rainbow Youth is its sexuality and gender diversity education workshops presented throughout Auckland secondary schools since the 1990s. In partnership with the Ministry of Education, Rainbow Youth have commissioned research titled ‘Educating for Diversity’ that seeks to investigate the outcomes of these workshops. >>>
The New Zealand Government will appoint a special diplomat to Russia during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to ensure none of its citizens are mistreated under Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda. >>>
It was in a council chambers in the New Zealand city of Dunedin that Tony and Manja became the Briffas last weekend, striking off two firsts in the one event – marrying in council chambers and also the first wedding of an Australian intersex person across the pond.
Family First NZ says that attempts to change the gender of a young girl are harmful and fail to recognise the unique nature of the child which should be celebrated, not drugged and surgically changed. >>>