New Australian LGBT group starts a fight for equality

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: A couple hold eachother during a rally at Taylor Square in support of Marriage Equality on May 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. They are specifically calling on the government to allow for a free vote on Marriage Equality. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

A new organization called Equality Australia has been launched by leading LGBT+ activists in the country to fight for equal rights. A number of activists appeared in a video which was posted to the organisation’s new Facebook page, where they outlined the issues that are still problematic for the Australian queer population. The group’s CEO Anna Brown opens the video, saying: “Last year we campaigned for a more equal Australia, and together we achieved something truly amazing. Other activists then add their perspectives, with one pointing out that many LGBT+ people in Australia “still face discrimination at work, at school and on the streets.” Equality Australia’s official website reiterates these points, with the message: “We are not done yet.” They announced that one of their first goals would be to tackle discrimination against LGBT pupils in faith schools and making ‘gay cure therapy’ illegal. .

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