Newsletter 11: Hello + recruitment, regatta, and pride, pride, pride

Hello. So you may have been reading OUTNT for a while now, or just a little bit. The parent of this unruly child is currently the single parent Rainbow Territory. But being a queer family, Rainbow Territory would like to take on more partners, occasional flirts, long term lovers, and friendships. This is a call out for for more […]

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 […]

Newsletter # 10 – Hello + NT says “I do”

This is the tenth newsletter from OUT NT. Hello. It would make a very strange foursome, but all sitting federal NT politicians have said yes to marriage equality. What does this mean? It means that community activism and sentiment is having an impact, and that politicians are open to listening. It also means that these four politicians […]

Marriage equality, the last hurdle?

St Paul’s primary school in Darwin recently attracted national media attention for releasing a 15 page anti-marriage equality flyer in the school newsletter, as has Natasha Grigg ‘s announcement of support for marriage equality. While marriage equality is an important step for LGBTQI people in the Northern Territory, other inequalities will continue to exist even if the federal marriage act is amended to […]

Rainbow Territory beer can regatta

Rainbow Territory are planning to do The Beer Can Regatta this year. We require the help and support of the LGBTIQ Community. We require CANS to build our boat, as well as People Power on the day, and in the lead up to it. There are a few events that we would like to enter as a community. These are: Tug of War […]

Updates to community resources on outnt.info

Did you know the outnt website has a community resources page? New resources have recently been added following some research by Rainbow Territory. Trans*, intersex, youth, and domestic violence information and resources have been added. Including information about the Safe Schools Coalition, which is coming soon to the Territory (yay!). http://www.outnt.info/community-resources/ The page lists NT […]

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 […]

Rainbow Territory fundraising and social event 23 May

Hi everyone, come and join RT for a fun night of bowls to raise some money and get the community together. Friendly comp of lawn bowls with prizes to be won, BBQ and raffles to be had. Please wear your best bowls outfit and your playful attitude. Saturday 23rd May 4pm – late Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/703836953060362/

Rainbow Territory strategy workshop outcome

To keep the community in the loop Rainbow Territory has provided a rough summary of their recent strategy workshop. The strategy will be documented and published in the next month or so. How did the the workshop go overall?   Well. We worked collaboratively and tackled some really ‘big picture’ questions. Productive. Fun. Plenty of food. Challenging but supportive, invigorating. Everyone was very forthcoming and open – […]

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 […]

Updates to community resources on outnt.info

Did you know the outnt website has a community resources page? New resources have recently been added following some research by Rainbow Territory. Trans*, intersex, youth, and domestic violence information and resources have been added. Including information about the Safe Schools Coalition, which is coming soon to the Territory (yay!). http://www.outnt.info/community-resources/ The page lists NT […]