Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in Australia have advanced since the late-twentieth century. LGBT people in Australia are afforded protection from discrimination and are equally regarded as individuals who possess the same rights and responsibilities as others. Australia is a federation, with most laws affecting LGBT and intersex rights made by its states and territories.
Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning. In Septemberthe Liberal MP Shayne Mallard announced a parliamentary inquiry into homophobic hate crimes committed between and This includes 30 outstanding cases of at least 88 murders.
Through our work, we provide a place where LGBTI people can meet each other and make new friends in a safe, social and friendly environment. Here they can share ideas with their peers and learn more about identity, coming out, sex and sexual health, healthy relationships and more. The picnic brings together service providers, entertainers, food, song and dance and showcases the very best of all things rainbow west of Newtown.
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John Marsden had a passion for law, a love of life and a commitment to minority groups within our community and less privileged individuals and communities. John was a product of south west Sydney. He was born and raised at Campbelltown, and on completion of his law degree at the University of Sydney, commenced practice in Campbelltown.
Partly because gay and straight communities are so well integrated in central Sydney, and partly because of smartphone apps facilitating contact, the gay nightlife scene has died off substantially. While the straights focus on the parade, the gay and lesbian community throws itself wholeheartedly into the entire festival, including the blitzkrieg of partying that surrounds it. On the big night itself, the parade kicks off around sunset, preceded by the throbbing engines of hundreds of Dykes on Bikes.
This faux Roman piazza beneath a transparent roof with lights strung between lamp posts and balconies adorned by white balustrades and blue wooden window shutters is, Polites notes, an authentic Bankstown experience; part of the "fantasy" of settler aspiration to European cosmopolitanism. This cheery simulacrum of a public square seems an apt spot to engage in philosophical questions about Polites's latest protagonist. Panos is a Greek-origin Western Sydney poet who allows himself to be colonised by his landlord and occasional sex partner, Kane.
Queer culture wasn't represented in the media. The phrase "that's so gay" was still used as a way to describe something bad, and the AIDS crisis meant gay men were stigmatised in more cruel ways than ever before. Dan attended a Christian school in the Hill's district during the week, and went to church on the weekends.
It was the height of the Aids crisis and she was in the waiting room of an inner-city STI clinic, frequented by those most at risk of HIV: gay men, injecting drug users, sex workers. A positive result, back then, would have been a death sentence. In the clinic a friendly gay counsellor asked Megan to step into his room and asked her if everything was OK. No, she said.