The Informer

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Should queer people be concerned about new NSW Premier? | Victoria passes Assisted Reproductive Treatment reforms | Scotland introduces LGBTQI issues and history into school curriculum | The Informer – 14 Oct 2021
October 14, 2021

– NSW has a new premier in Dominic Perrottet. A self-declared social conservative, he has previously expressed opposition to marriage equality, abortion, and support for Donald Trump. Is social progre

Huge support for gender-affirming surgery to be covered by Medicare | Polish provinces buckle under EU pressure over ‘LGBT-Free’ zones | New Gold Coast gay bar defies trend | The Informer – 7 Oct 2021
October 07, 2021

  – A petition calling for gender-affirming surgery to be covered amassed over 100,000 in a matter of days. Currently, the surgery isn’t covered and is extremely expensive. We speak... LEARN MORE

Campaign to end Vic’s low queer representation in parliament | Impacts of Covid delays to gender affirming surgery | Yarra council votes to include ‘A’ in LGBTQIA+ | The Informer – 30 Sep 2021
September 30, 2021

– Despite Victoria leading the country with many LGBTQIA+ reforms, the parliament has one of the lowest numbers of out LGBTQIA+ people. A new campaign launched by the Vic Pride... LEARN MORE

Vic Gov announces ban against discrimination of LGBTIQ teachers in religious schools | Proposed community sponsorship could greatly help queer refugees | The Informer 23 Sep 2021
September 23, 2021

  – Vic Gov announces it will follow through on its promise to ban workplace discrimination of LGBTQI teachers in independent religious schools. We speak to the Vic Pride Lobby,... LEARN MORE

Latham’s anti-trans bill gathers pace | Manchester Pride faces counter-march over corporatisation | The Informer – 16 Sep 2021
September 16, 2021

– NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham headed a parliamentary committee to assess the anti-trans education bill that he had introduced into parliament himself. We speak with Greens MP David... LEARN MORE

Vic Gov broadens anti-vilification laws | Trans-women persecuted in Cameroon | Queer youth feel unsafe at school | The Informer – 9 Sep 2021
September 09, 2021

  – Vic Gov to broaden anti-vilification laws to include sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status. We speak with Vic Pride Lobby about how the reforms came... LEARN MORE

HIV cure trials in Vic. | Impacts of Grindr | Russian film challenges homophobia | The Informer – 2 Sep 2021
September 02, 2021

– Drug trials for a HIV cure are about to begin in Victoria. We speak with a lead researcher of the trial, along with Thorne Harbour Health and Living Positive... LEARN MORE

Human rights concerns for Afghanistan | Dennis Altman on Aus Gov refusal to accept refugees | OnlyFans de-platforms sex workers with new content rules
August 26, 2021

– With Afghanistan under Taliban control once more, we hear from the Afghan Australian Women’s Association & Prof. Sha-ahram Akifahrzadeh about what it could mean for human rights in the... LEARN MORE

Victoria to Decriminalise Sex Work | LGBTQIA+ Youth at Greater Risk of Domestic Violence During Lockdowns | 19 Aug 2021 The Informer
August 19, 2021

– Victoria is set to decriminalise sex work after years of campaigning by advocates. We speak to Fiona Patten MP who led the legislative review about why it’s taken so... LEARN MORE

Germany’s anti-hate speech laws tested | Combating increasing HIV rates in Indonesia | Frontline healthcare worker dealing with covid | The Informer 12 Aug 2021
August 12, 2021

– Germany has some of the toughest anti-hate speech laws in the world and they were tested for the first time in the country’s highest court after Facebook removed several... LEARN MORE