Activism in the Top End

This article by Dino Hodge was originally published as a feature article in the National AIDS Bulletin August 1993. About the author: Dino Hodge is a freelance writer who lives in Darwin. His book, Did you meet any malagas? A homosexual history of Australia’s tropical capital, is due for release in December The Sisters of the Order of […]

Can you help? poster

Rainbow Territory has had a poster printed to help promote the website. The website’s purpose is to provide information and community connection to lgbtqi people in the NT. Rainbow Territory is particularly interested in getting posters up outside of Darwin and in remote areas. If you have access to a colour printer download the poster, print […]

Love, marriage and happily ever after

So the whole of Australia (and the world) seems to be calling for equal marriage. What happens when a relationship goes wrong? Rainbow Territory wants to hear from you about domestic and family violence in lgbtqi relationships, and between family members. The NT government is reviewing the Domestic and Family Violence act, and Rainbow Territory wants […]

Law reform panel recounts historic campaign to remove discrimination against LGBTQI people in the NT

Caitlin Perry, part of the law reform campaign group that removed much NT discrimination against LGBTQI in the early 2000s, participated in a recent panel discussion of successful law reform campaigns in the NT. As a panelist, Caitlin gave an overview of the campaign which was initiated by the bashing of a gay man in […]

Cake to share newsletter 10

Cake to share is a random section of the newsletter where people can share something with others. Not all cake suits all tastes, so please sample or skip as you wish. Email your cake to share to Que Kenny Indigenous transgender activist and radical radio host in photography exhibition “An undeniable right” “In Ntaria, 130km west of […]

Rainbow Territory media release: Equality before the law matters

PRESS RELEASE Monday, 8 June 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Darwin, Northern Territory   Equality before the law matters Rainbow Territory is a group that advocates for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ). Rainbow Territory acknowledges Ms Natasha Griggs MP, David Tollner MLA and John […]

Rainbow colours of law reform

Rainbow colours of law reform NT News, print edition, 1 June 2015 Rainbow Territory, an organisation that advocates for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community, held its second law reform writing meeting in Darwin yesterday. Rainbow Territory spokeswoman Sam Bowden said the purpose of the event was to draft letters to […]

Recent poor media coverage of the LGBTQI community

Two recent NT News articles have highlighted the poor reporting of the LGBTQI community. These articles help to perpetuate myths about our community and should be challenged. “Criticism over AIDS support” On 11 May 2015 the NT News published a short article covering NTAHC’s concerns about the low level of funded services for LGBTQI people […]

Review of CDU and its support of lgbtqi staff and students

The short version – according to this report CDU needs to do a lot better for its lgbtqi students and staff. This guide has been released ranking Australia’s universities’ support of queer students (and staff).

Rainbow Territory present at UN Youth Assembly NT as part of IDAHOT

Last Saturday two Rainbow Territory members Alex and Gail were involved in the United Nations Youth Assembly Human Rights Summit on LGBTQI issues, held at Charles Darwin University. The Summit was one held in most state and territory capitals around Australia, as part of the weekend of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Aimed […]

People Power! Stories and strategies from NT law reform campaigns

How do you go about changing unfair laws that affect you and your community? Come along to Brown’s Mart to hear our panellists discuss their own experiences of participating in grass roots law reform campaigns. Panellists will include: 1.Caitlin Perry, Darwin Community Legal Seevice, Treatment of LQBTIQ communities under NT law. 2. Jonathon Hunyor, North Australian […]

Rainbow Territory community stall @ Nightcliff Seabreeze festival

Rainbow Territory is having a community stall at the Seabreeze festival in Nightcliff, in the Community Village area. Please drop by to say hi, have a chat, and meet other community members. If you would like to volunteer to help out on the day with Rainbow Territory please email with the subject line Seabreeze festival. […]