The Informer – Queer News Podcast

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The Informer is a national weekly queer news update covering the latest news and information in a rapidly changing time from Australia’s only LGBTIQA+ radio station, JOY 94.9

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– New research by Vic Pride Lobby finds the vast majority of queer Victorians surveyed don’t trust or feel safe around police. We speak with Nic Holas of the Lobby about the findings, some of the impacts that the lack…

– The Victorian state government has proposed changes banning deferrable medical interventions on intersex children until they are able to consent. The changes have been welcomed after years of campaigning by intersex advocates who highlight the mental and physical damage…

– The board of Sydney Mardi Gras has proposed changes to its constitution that would mean a significant portion of the board is appointed by other board members, not elected by the organisation’s members. The motion will be put to…

– As Melbourne emerges from another tough long lockdown, we hear from some queer pubs about how they’ve managed while their doors were shut and how important queer spaces are for the community. – Burundi is a small country nestled…

– The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a report recommending non-medically necessary interventions on intersex children be banned until they are able to give consent. We speak with intersex advocate, Tony Briffa, who has been calling for the changes…

– 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 progress under threat? We investigate. – Victorian Parliament has passed reforms…

– 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 with Sally Goldner from Transgender Victoria about what impact Medicare coverage…

– 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 Lobby seeks to change that. We speak to Vic’s first…

– 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, Independent Education Union, and a queer teacher in a religious school…

– 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 Shoebridge, Equality Australia and Teddy Cook about these concerning developments.…

  – 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 The post Vic Gov broadens anti-vilification laws |…

– 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 The post HIV cure trials in Vic. |…

– 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 The post Human rights concerns for Afghanistan |…

– 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 The post Victoria to Decriminalise Sex Work |…

– 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 The post Germany’s anti-hate speech laws tested |…

The Tokyo Olympics has seen a record number of out Olympians. We look at how rising visibility at elite levels can have a positive impact, and where more work needs... LEARN MORE The post Record number of out Olympians |…

More and more people are identifying as non-binary and gender diverse. We investigate the rise in the reported statistic | The Vic. Pride Lobby ran a campaign during last year’s local government elections calling... LEARN MORE The post  Rise in people identifying as Non-Binary| Record…

On this week’s show, we talk about a recurring question regarding trans access to toilets coming from an elected councillor. We ask why data on LGBTQIA+ demographics isn’t being collected in this year’s census. And we look at... LEARN MORE The post Public question time in local councils…

Tbilisi Pride March organisers violently attacked. We hear first-hand from the activists in Georgia about the struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights in the country | The Vic. Pride Centre was opened... LEARN MORE The post Pride activists attacked in Georgia |…

New research on the intersectional experiences of Indigenous LGBTQIA+ people, why new anti-LGBT laws have been passed in Hungary, and the University of Melbourne navigates the line between academic freedom... LEARN MORE The post Indigenous LGBTQIA+ experiences appeared first on…

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