With police recently marching in both Brisbane and Tasmania’s pride marches, this year has marked a shift towards more open support by the police of Australia’s LGBTI community.
As critics begin to highlight the timing of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s public announcement that she now supports marriage equality, advocates and longterm couples have welcomed the change of heart.
A Change.org petition urging WA Education Minister Peter Collier to amend state laws so faith-based schools are not exempt from discriminating against children of same-sex parents has been launched in light of allegations from a gay father of a former student at Foundation Christian College.
Premier Colin Barnett also becomes the second Liberal Premier calling on his federal colleagues to “urgently” deal with marriage equality through a free vote, and expressed concern about the impacts a plebiscite could produce.
PRIDE Western Australia has announced this year’s PrideFest key dates to celebrate the contribution the state’s LGBTI community to arts and culture over the past 25 years. …