Lesbian couple and art duo Fleur Pierets and Julian P Bloom, known professionally as JF. Pierets, “can’t keep up” with the attention their marriage equality project 22 is attracting. The duo is symbolically marrying 24 times, once in each of the countries that has achieved marriage equality. The project is designed to celebrate the places that have legalised same-sex marriage whilst highlighting the work that still needs to be done in the 170 countries that don’t.
On Tuesday October 17 Australia was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three year term, joining 14 other nations who are responsible for safeguarding human rights around the world. A day after being elected to the council, the United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) blasted Australia for conditions on Manus Island, declaring the detention centre an “imminent humanitarian crisis” and a "looming humanitarian emergency". The UNHCR inspected the