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Media Release: Call On Arrested Gay and Transgender Tasmanians To Come Forward

Advocates have called on gay and transgender Tasmanians who were once arrested under Tasmanian law to speak up in response to a proposal to expunge their criminal records. Tasmanian anti-discrimination commissioner, Robin Banks, has issued a discussion paper on expunging records of gay men and transgender people who were arrested. Tasmanians Gay and Lesbian Rights […]

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Advocate Welcomes Bill to End Forced Divorce For Transgender Tasmanians

A Tasmanian transgender advocate has welcomed a bill to be introduced today which will remove the requirement that transgender people must divorce if they want the government to officially recognise their gender. Greens’ Leader, Nick mcKim, will today introduce a bill to remove the divorce requirement from the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act. Tasmanian transgender […]

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Media Release: Advocates welcome Tas Labor’s Step Forward On Marriage Equality

TAS LABOR LEADERSHIP PUTS PRESSURE ON OTHER LABOR STATE BRANCHES AND TAS LIBS Tasmanian marriage equality advocates have welcomed the State Labor conference’s decision that all Labor MPs should uphold the party’s pro-marriage equality policy. Spokesperson for Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality, Andrew Badcock, said, “It is absurd that Labor politicians are allowed to ignore […]

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Advocates Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Landmark U.N. Gay Rights Decision

Tasmanian gay rights advocates are celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the most important human rights cases in Australian history. On April 11th 1994 the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group announced a landmark decision by the UN Human Rights Committee condemning Tasmania’s laws criminalising homosexuality as a breach of international human rights standards. […]

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Media Release: Tasmanians Urged To Report Anti-Gay Mail To Authorities-Nats Support For Marriage Equality Sign Of Growing Support

Tasmanian gay rights advocates have urged recipients of anti-gay letters to report them to the authorities. The call comes in the wake of a report in the Hobart Mercury that a Sydney-based religious organisation is sending personalised letters to Tasmanians denouncing marriage equality. Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “This personalised […]

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