LGBTI rights

Socialist Alliance seeks to work with all activists of diverse political views, and we believe Queer Collaborations should be inclusive of students of differing political views.

The Australian people have overwhelmingly said YES! to marriage equality in every state and territory across the country, with a powerful 61.6% majority. Nearly 80% of the nation turned out to respond.

The turnout and energy at the March in May rallies on May 18 proved that people are not going to take this budget lying down.

Just as in the 21 countries where marriage equality has been won, we will have to win this democratic right on the streets here too.

The passing of the ACT assembly's bill to allow same-sex marriages on October 22 is a significant win and a step towards full, federal marriage equality.

While the government has accused the anti-bullying program of encouraging the “indoctrination” of young people, the same forces in the government push for ever-expanded funding for the bloated chaplaincy services in public schools.

Melbourne protest against the religious discrimination laws. Photo: Mel Kulinski

Disgruntled homophobes in the Coalition were determined to bring in protections for religious institutions that want the right to discriminate: Morrison is the guy to deliver.

The Socialist Alliance stands for:
  1. Free access to hormones, if requested, without being diagnosed with ’gender dysphoria’.
  2. Free, quality sex change operations and access to other medical needs such as electrolysis.
  3. Full legal recognition of gender identity regardless of whether or not a person gets surgery. This includes but is not limited to passports and birth certificates. A person’s legal identity should be “male” or “female” as they choose, or they should also have the option of marking an “X” or “trans”, or something else, if they choose.

Transgender people have always existed. Brotherboys and Sistergirls were a part of Aboriginal Australian cultures reaching back tens of thousands of years before the British invasion.

Barnaby Joyce thought he was untouchable. But for the Turnbull government in crisis, it now looks like he could be dispensable.

Indian feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan was the keynote speaker at the People's Power in the “Asian Century” seminar in Sydney on June 7. The seminar was held as part of the Socialist Alliance’s 10th national conference over the weekend of June 7-9.

The deepening crisis of capitalism and the political polarisation that results makes the task of raising socialist solutions all the more urgent. Socialist Alliance continues our non-sectarian approach to building the movements and campaigns of resistance.

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