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Media Release: Jews of Pride returns to Pride March in 2020

MEDIA RELEASESUNDAY JANUARY 12 2020JEWS OF PRIDE RETURNS TO PRIDE MARCH IN 2020 The biggest ever Jews of Pride contingent will come together on Sunday February 2 at the 2020 Midsumma Pride March in Melbourne. Over ten supportive groups from … Continue reading

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Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen lost his honorary position at Monash University for using his Monash email address to campaign against marriage equality

Rabbi Dr Shimon Cowen lost his honorary position at Monash University for using his Monash email address to campaign against marriage equality Continue reading

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Jewish Care Victoria and JCCV partner to support ban of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

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World AIDS Day – Communities Make the Difference

1st December 2019 World AIDS Day – Communities Make the Difference As the 1st of December is upon us, not only does it mark the start of a promisingly hot Summer, it marks World AIDS Day, with this year’s international … Continue reading

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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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