Articles tagged with: Sally Goldner

23
January
2013

Victims call for workplace law protections

SBS

Today was the first public hearing of the government's Senate Committee of the draft Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012. The Inquiry heard from several groups including your Lobby.

"Sally Goldner for the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby said the religious exemptions in the draft Bill were too broad and "too automatic".

"We oppose them altogether," she said.

"We're willing, however, to look for win-win situations." "

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Categories: January

05
July
2012

I know who I’d veto

Article in the Star Observer

I know who I’d veto

The veto of the choice of VEOHRC Commissioner by our state Attorney-General and resulting mass exodus of the VEOHRC board is an extremely worrying development, particularly at a time when opponents of GLBTI people seem more extreme than ever.


We've seen the desperate tactics of the Australian Christian Lobby and their dwindling supporters on marriage (no, I don't want to marry my goldfish).


The comment by a Salvation Army major is the first time in my 17 years of being 'out' I've heard anyone in any relatively 'high-up' position in Australia coldly and methodically call for the deaths of gays and lesbians.

25
June
2012

Muslim imam condemns homosexuality as Salvos apologise for death-to-gays insult

VGLRL in the Herald Sun

Muslim imam condemns homosexuality as Salvos apologise for death-to-gays insult

ONE of Australia's most senior Muslim clerics has entered the gay marriage debate by condemning homosexuality and claiming it would be rare to find a gay Muslim.

Sheikh Yahya Safi, head imam of the nation's biggest Islamic congregation, said yesterday that gay people went against human nature.

03
April
2012

Looking forward

Article in the Star Observer

Looking forward

I have the pleasure of forwarding the outcomes of the VGLRL's recent planning day.

While there is much we want to do, the lobby decided to focus on the following key goals:

1. Achieving the most comprehensive and effective federal equal opportunity law.

The lack of such laws is a huge example of systemic discrimination at the federal level. While there is broad support in general, issues such as complete coverage for all in our community and the old chestnut of religious exemptions/exceptions will be important parts of the picture. We look forward to keeping the pressure on the federal Parliament to deliver the best outcome.

Categories: April

23
July
2012

Hamilton church in gay marriage fight

The Standard

Hamilton church in gay marriage fight

A Hamitlon pastor whose church gained international attention for its anti-gay marriage message says it's impossible to say anything negative without being labelled a bigot.


A flashing electronic sign in the church's window which reads "You are here because God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve", has been condemned by the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.

Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby acting convener Sally Goldner responds.

27
June
2012

Salvo Major's comments outrage gay rights groups

The World Today, ABC News broadcast [transcript]

Salvo Major's comments outrage gay rights groups

The Salvation Army has been forced to make a public apology after one of its majors stated that the Salvation Army believes gay people should die.

The Lobby's Sally Goldner responds to recent homophobic comments made by Major Andrew Craib of the Salvation Army in this ABC News broadcast of The World Today.

Report by Simon Lauder.

23
April
2012

Private lives and public knowledge

The Star Observer

Private lives and public knowledge

The launch of the Private Lives 2 (PL2) report earlier this month really brought into the open the disparities between the health of LGBT Australians compared to all Australians — and clear disparities between groups within the LGBT community.

Generally, LGBT physical health was on par with the broader community. Once again, however, on many mental health issues, LGBT health was worse. Further, trans, bisexual and youth health were even worse again than LGBT health.

Categories: April

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