A Facebook post can change your life: Documents reveal how social media is used by immigration officials
ABC Science / By technology reporter Ariel Bogle
29 June 2020
“When you set up a Facebook profile, you might shave a few years off your age or use a profile picture of someone else as an inside joke. But for people seeking safety in Australia, this comes with a risk.” Continue reading here.
Egyptian Activist’s Death Puts Spotlight On Plight Of Queer Refugees
Star Observer / by Shibu Thomas
17 June 2020
“The suicide of prominent Egyptian LGBTQI rights activist Sarah Hegazi (30), while in exile in Canada, has focussed attention on the plight of queer refugees in Australia and across the world. For Renee Dixson, researcher and co-founder of the Forcibly Displaced People Network – an advocacy group for LGBTQI refugees in Australia – the news brought back some painful memories. Renee and her wife Tina had fled from their country in the face of death threats and found asylum in Australia.” Continue reading here.
Refugee Solidarity Action, Global Response to COVID 19, Queer Sisterhood Project
3CR, Queering the Air / by MV
25 May 2020
MV from Queering the Air speaks with Tina Dixson and Renee Dixson about the Queer Sisterhood Project a refugee-led and peer-run support and advocacy group aimed to provide a space of community and belonging to queer refugee women. Listen here.
Queer refugee women as invisible minority in Australia, Experts say
Star Observer / by Matthew Wade
21 September 2018
Queer refugee women are often left out of the conversation around those seeking asylum in Australia, but one same-sex couple is fighting to change that. Matthew Wade reports. Continue reading here.