Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton has said that marriage equality should be decided on by the Parliament, not by an optional and potentially divisive postal plebiscite.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Victorian government’s announcement of $3 million over four years to support specialised family violence services for the Victorian LGBTI community.

In the lead up to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBiT), the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today launched its Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport guidelines.

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility.

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and all their achievements, reflect on the challenges women continue to face, and take actions to further the march towards gender equality in our homes, in our workplaces and in our broader community.

Commission staff members had another fantastic day at the annual Midsumma Carnival event on Sunday 15 January. Our stall saw lots of foot traffic, giving us great opporunities to chat with community members about the issues that are important to them, as well as the work we do to tackle discrimination.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed an easy-to-use gender identity reporting guide in time for this year's Midsumma Festival.

The Commission is disappointed by the blockage of two key Bills in the Victorian Parliament that would have worked to reduce discrimination in this state.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes the commencement of the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015 (Vic), which allows couples to adopt regardless of their sex or gender identity.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

Pride Cup wins VicHealth Award

The Victorian Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s Pride Cup initiative has won a VicHealth Award for ‘Building better health through sport’.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes a new Bill that will remove discrimination against same-sex couples from Victorian adoption laws.

Following recent media reports we, the undersigned, call for greater care and consideration around the language used to describe another person’s gender identity.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Australia continue to face unjust state-sanctioned discrimination, unacceptable levels of violence, harassment and bullying and a lack of visibility of the issues that directly affect them in accessing essential services, according to a new report released today by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

Follow the rainbow to Anti-hate

Anti-Hate is turning technicolour for January to get the word out that we are not all the same but we are all equal! Help us spread the word and spray out homophobia and other forms of discrimination in 2015.

Views on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) are welcomed as part of a new consultation on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues in Australia.

Transgender Victoria and YGender have joined forces to launch the 'What Makes an Ally?' youth project, created to foster healthy relationships between trans and gender diverse young people and their allies.

The Commission welcomes the amendment passed last night by the Parliament of Victoria with bipartisan support. These amendments to the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 prohibit discrimination on the basis of ‘expunged homosexual conviction’.

Pride in Diversity and OII Australia have joined efforts to publish an Employers’ guide to intersex inclusion, now available online.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Today, 23 September, is an international day for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters. 

Commission staff donned their brightest purples today in support of Wear it Purple Day.

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