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Art Simone on the power of Wearing it Purple

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 27th August 2021 -  “The sooner you learn to champion your individuality, the sooner you will flourish” 

Into the rainbow

Beyond a rainbow sticker: The strong case for LGBTIQ+ inclusion

Nevena Spirovska, Tuesday, 10th August 2021 -  By not adding in questions about sexual orientation, gender identity, or variations in sex characteristics, this year’s census has failed the LGBTIQ+ community. Until LGBTIQ+ people are counted, they remain invisible, writes Nevena Spirovska.

Big ‘bloody’ survey reveals extent of period poverty in Australia

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th August 2021 -  “We expected to see that shame and stigma surrounding periods still exists, but we couldn’t have predicted the sheer number of people who have struggled to afford period products”

Into the rainbow

The case for real diversity and inclusion

Nevena Spirovska, Thursday, 15th July 2021 -  To launch a new monthly column focusing on Australia's LGBTIQA+ community, Nevena Spirovska looks at how your organisation can be sure it’s creating a positive experience for LGBTIQA+ people.

Charities urged to create safer environment for people of colour

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  New research shows a majority of women of colour experience discrimination in the workplace

A bloody good time: Australia’s first Period Summit kicks off

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  The event is bringing together over 100 representatives from community organisations to reduce the negative impact of menstrual stigma 

Victoria government announces funding support for LGBTIQ+ communities

Nikki Stefanoff, Wednesday, 16th June 2021 -  12 LGBTIQ+ organisations and groups to receive grants in new funding announced by the Victorian government

Opinion

Men need to do more to advance gender equality and equity

Andrew Cairns, Friday, 11th June 2021 -  When it comes to improving and promoting gender equity and equality at work, there is still a gap between what men say they believe and what they do, writes Andrew Cairns.

Budget

Women a focus in this year’s budget, but funding falls short

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s budget has seen an increased focus on women, their safety, and their health. But advocates say it is far from revolutionary. 

Victorian charities band together to fight LGBTIQ+ discrimination

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 -  The group is pushing for the Victorian government to also commit to ending LGBTIQ+ inequalities
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