What does TLGRG stand for?
TLGRG stands for Tasmanian Lesbian and Gay Rights Group
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The issue arose again in 1988 with the formation of the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group in Hobart. In the intervening years the Tasmanian Green movement, led by Brown, had reshaped progressive politics in Tasmania by successfully appealing to international tribunals, and to local and national public opinion through high-profile media and civil disobedience campaigns. It was no coincidence that gay and lesbian activists followed a similar route.
Inspired by the globally significant Tasmanian environmental campaigns of the 1980s, led by openly gay Greens' leader, Dr Bob Brown, the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group formed in 1988. A nine-year debate over the decriminalisation of homosexuality, which involved the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the federal government, the High Court and Amnesty International, saw the issue become the defining social reform of the 1990s, and resulted in a dramatic increase in popular support for gay rights, and gay law reform in 1997.
Interviews and supplemental documentation were obtained from five sources: the national president of the Returned and Services League of Australia, a major veterans group analogous to the American Legion; a well-known activist and co-convenor of the Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights; a journalist who has written three major stories on gay/military issues in the last year; and a New Zealand-based consultant who is a specialist in gay/military integration issues and who has provided consulting services to the Australian Defence Forces. Additional resources were obtained from the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group.
The Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group (TGLRG) has called on that state's Education Department to institute education programmes in schools to stem homophobic violence. The call comes after the conviction in late December (1997) of two young males for their part in the bashing of a gay couple in Hobart's Elizabeth Street Mall last July. They were sentenced to a two month suspended jail sentence with 70 hours of community service.