Seeking LGBTI Students Mistreated At Religious Schools

From: Josephine Tovey

I’m a reporter at the SMH and am looking at doing a story on exemptions for religious organisations and private schools from anti-discrimination laws. I’m particularly keen to look at how these exemptions might effect students at private or religious schools – whether there are students who are being expelled, disciplined or otherwise poorly treated because of their sexuality, who don’t have any support in the law to fight against it.

Josephine Tovey

Education Editor | The Sydney Morning Herald

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Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. And now he's been nominated for LGBTI Journalist of the Year 2017, which is great news, as he hasn't won any of these things for years! If you want to nominate him too - the more the merrier - you can do it here "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)