Issue #2059 03-07-2023
Starbucks ditches Pride for profit
WASHINGTON: Somebody tell Starbucks’s bosses that June is Pride Month. They’ve gone in the other direction. An internal memo, leaked to Starbucks Workers United (SWU)...
Victoria bans conversion therapy
CW: discussion of conversion practices, anti-LGBTQ+ violence.
LGBTQ: A united struggle
On 27th June, 1974 ten brave souls marched from the Department of Justice in St Stephen’s Green to the British embassy in Merrion Road to...
Mental health crisis
Suicide in Australia is the leading cause of death for people aged between fifteen and forty-four with one in five people being diagnosed with a...
How unions are building queer-friendly workplaces
If you haven’t guessed from all the corporations suddenly adorning their websites and shop windows with rainbow flags, today (17th May) is International Day Against...
BOLD /bəʊld/ A good thing to be! Superman is bold. Action heroes are bold. Used weaselly, “bold” means that a politician is going to do...
YEMEN: Five United Nations officials who were kidnapped in the country 18 months ago have walked free, the UN said last week. In a brief...
Amendment push scraps religious discrimination bill
The government’s proposed changes to religious freedom law have been put on an indefinite pause, following much debate in the House of Representatives.
Politicians treat marginalised peoples as props
E Lennon As the two major parties press towards a 21st May election day, their treatment of marginalised peoples worsens. People with Disability Australia (PWD)...
The LGBTQ+ struggle in Australia
The month of June is known as Pride Month around the globe. Originating out of the US to commemorate the Stonewall riots – a series...
Fight back against anti-education rhetoric
Pauline Hanson is doing what she does best: pushing bills that further marginalise minority communities that don’t fit into her conservative outlook. This time, Hanson...
At least one child is killed by a parent every month; one woman is murdered every week by a partner or former partner; another hospitalised...
NORWAY: A new report commissioned by the Norwegian police into a deadly shooting during Oslo’s annual LGBT Pride festival last year blasted Norway’s domestic security...