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The Queer Sessions at JIFF 2019

As the 2019 Jewish International Film Festival rapidly approaches, be sure to check out the festival’s rich programme. Amongst the festival’s offerings are three queer-themed films, screening at various locations in Melbourne and Sydney, as detailed below. Family in Transition … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: Aleph Melbourne acknowledges Victorian birth certificate reforms

MEDIA RELEASEAleph Melbourne acknowledges Victorian birth certificate reformsAugust 28 2019 On August 27 2019 the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2019 (VIC) passed in the Victorian State Parliament. In essence this legislative reform will allow transgender and gender … Continue reading

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David Southwick mistakenly admits he is a champion of LGBTIQ equality

David South, self-confessed champion of equality, claims his support for the LGBTIQ community is strong, but he his actions suggest otherwise. Continue reading

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16-yr-old brutally stabbed by his own brother | J-Wire

16-yr-old brutally stabbed by his own brother July 28, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk The Jewish LGBTIQ+ community in Australia has responded with “shock and revulsion” to news of a brutal attack against a 16-year-old youth at a LGBTIQ+ youth hostel … Continue reading

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Joint LGBTIQ+ community statement in support of religious discrimination protections

We, the undersigned LGBTIQ+ advocates, organisations and allies, place on the public record our support for protections from discrimination for people of all faiths, and for people who don’t hold religious beliefs, provided these laws do not sanction new forms … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: In memory of Anton Hermann

Aleph Melbourne is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Anton Hermann in a cycling accident on July 6 2019. Anton was Vice President of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV). In this capacity Anton was key in formulating … Continue reading

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Congratulations Margie Fischer AM!

Aleph Melbourne congratulates Margie Fischer on being included in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Details below courtesy of J-Wire. MEMBER [AM] IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Margaret Charlotte FISCHER, Hahndorf SA 5245 For significant service to the … Continue reading

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Ronit Horwitz Peskin explains why she’s attending the Jerusalem Pride Parade with her children

I’m about to post something that is probably more controversial than anything I usually post (and thats saying a lot), and it may get some people to defriend me, it may get some people to think less of me… and … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne launches 2019 Federal Election Voters Guide for LGBTIQ Equality

Aleph Melbourne launches its 2019 Federal Election Voters Guide for LGBTIQ Equality Continue reading

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Dayenu’s “Stars of David Come Out” at 2000 Sydney Mardi Gras

Sydney’s Jewish LGBTIQ group Dayenu’s inaugural float “Stars of David Come Out” at Mardi Gras, March 4 2000. Continue reading

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