Back to Top
Friday 28 Apr
85883 users - now online: 1383 people
Gay News : Publications : Issue 298 : 21 Million for LGBTI Centre in Australia

Printer Friendly Page  

21 Million for LGBTI Centre in Australia

by our Editors in History & Politics , 12 juni 2016


The city council of Melbourne, the capital of the federal state of Victoria, has put aside 21 million AUD for the LGBTI community.

The money is meant for the construction of a large LGBTI meeting and health centre (Pride Centre). LGBTIs can visit the centre for information on health, including AIDS prevention and care, support services, the consultation of barristers, and meeting facilities. The 21 million includes 6 million for advanced and additional services for everything that is of importance to transgender people.

According to the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, Melbourne is doing what all other Australian states should be doing as well. "Everyone in our state should have the right to feel respected and safe, regardless of who they are," Andrews notes.

LGBTIs and their supporters are extremely pleased with the arrival of the Pride Centre, and are aware that similar Centres in large American states, such as New York and San Francisco, are extremely successful. Meanwhile, Australia still has not made any progress in the opening up of same-sex marriage.

The Australian High Court has declared legislation that made it possible for same-sex couples to get married in the Australian Capital Territory null and void. The Australian Capital Territory, in the South-East of the country, is self-governing and legalised same-sex marriages late October 2015. It became the first place in Australia where same-sex marriage was possible. The Australian government then challenged the law in High Court.

In 2004, the government excluded the possibility of same-sex marriage, and voted against gay marriage in 2012. According to the national government, the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the area surrounding the federal capital Canberra is contrary to federal laws. The marriages of the 27 couples that got married after the legalisation in October will become invalid.

 








 
related
May 21: LGBTI Sports Day Amsterdam

Hungary Blocks EU Support for LGBTI Policy

Dutch Christian Democrats in Favour of Legal Ban on LGBTI Discrimination








No one responded yet, maybe you would like to


21 Million for LGBTI Centre in Australia

Comment:

Comment:
Your Name: ip 107.22.34.37















Topics:








In the New Issue of Gay News, 309, May 2017

















More from History & Politics
More from Gay News- issue 298
More by our Editors





Filmhuis Den Haag


Regelmatig gay-specifieke voorstellingen

learn more |visit


NCADAM


regular safe sex parties

learn more |visit















bottom image




Entire © & ® 1995/2017 Gay International Press & Foundation G Media, Amsterdam. All rights reserved.
Gay News ® is a registered Trademark. © articles Gay News; duplication forbidden. Inclusion only allowed after written approval of the publisher, with clear source mentioning gay-news.com. Articles used by third parties will be invoiced and cashed where necessary. Gay News ISSN 2214-7640.
Follow Gay News:
RSS (dutch) Issuu
Subscribe
self-employed Escortboys
CMI
Contact us
Advertising