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September 2, 2013

The International Olympic Committee has ruled out the possibility of moving the Sochi Olympics out of Russia over its treatment of LGBTs in a letter to Australian Greens leader Christine Milne, saying there’s not enough time left for that to happen

The Director General of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has categorically ruled out moving the Sochi Winter Olympics to another country over Russia’s so-called gay propaganda ban in a letter to Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne.

In the letter, which has been obtained by GSN, the IOC’s Christophe De Kepper said  it was impossible to move the games at such a late stage.

August 19, 2013

Larger than average crowds have turned out for the last same-sex marriage protests before the Australian election in the cities of Melbourne and Brisbane, with thousands attending across both cities

Thousands of LGBTs and their allies marched and rallied in the state capitals of Queensland and Victoria on Saturday in the last protest actions in support of same-sex marriage that will be held in Brisbane and Melbourne before Australian voters go to the polls.

Melbourne Greens MP Adam Bandt told protesters at the Melbourne rally that they should be proud of themselves for bringing the Australian public around to their way of thinking.

August 15, 2013

Australian Greens Party leader Senator Christine Milne has signed a pledge to use diplomacy to make progress on LGBT and intersex rights around the world

Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne has signed a Kaleidoscope Trust pledge to uphold LGBT and intersex rights using diplomacy in Australia’s foreign relations.

The pledge Milne signed read, ‘We make this solemn pledge of our support to the furtherance of LGBTI rights as a strong component of wider human rights through these concrete actions.’

September 17, 2012

Leader Christine Milne says Labor party are trying to get gay marriage off the agenda before the next election, bill in the Senate looks unlikely to pass

The leader of the Australian Greens accused the ruling Labor party of ‘back room manipulation’ over the gay marriage parliamentary debate.

A debate on the Marriage Amendment Bill started in the Australian Senate this morning, where leader of the Australian Greens Christine Milne said the Labor party are trying ‘to get this off the agenda before the general election’.

September 6, 2012

 

Julia Gillard cancels appearance at Australian Christian Lobby conference saying head Jim Wallace’s comments about smoking and gay marriage are ‘offensive… heartless and wrong’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has cancelled her keynote speech at the Australian Christian Lobby conference after head Jim Wallace said yesterday that smoking is healthier than gay marriage.

‘I believe yesterday's comments by Jim Wallace were offensive,’ said the PM in a statement.

‘To compare the health effects of smoking cigarettes with the many struggles gay and lesbian Australians endure in contemporary society is heartless and wrong.’

September 5, 2012

Gay marriage campaigners call for head of Australian Christian Lobby, Jim Wallace, to apologize for homophobic comments

A Christian leader in Australia claims smoking is a healthier lifestyle than gay marriage.

Jim Wallace, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, told the audience at a debate on marriage equality today (5 September), that statistics showed gay people were less healthy than smokers.

April 13, 2012

Greens leader Bob Brown retires after 25 years in politics

Australia’s first openly gay MP and first gay party leader, Bob Brown announced today he was retiring from politics. He will handover the leadership of the Greens party to his deputy Christine Milne and will step down from his senate seat in June.

April 13, 2012

Greens leader Bob Brown retires after 25 years in politics

Australia’s first openly gay MP and first gay party leader, Bob Brown announced today he was retiring from politics. He will handover the leadership of the Greens party to his deputy Christine Milne and will step down from his senate seat in June.