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ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day

ACL angry at Queensland police for taking part in IDAHoBiT Day




The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has complained about Queensland Police supporting International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT). Wendy Francis, the ACL’s Queensland Director, has said it is inappropriate for police to be seen wearing a rainbow coloured lanyard. Francis said the rainbow lanyard is an endorsement of marriage equality, and “re-shaping” society’s understanding […]

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USA’s communication watchdog will investigate Colbert’s comments

USA’s communication watchdog will investigate Colbert’s comments




The United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will investigate comments made by late night talk show host Stephen Colbert. Ajit Pai, the chair of the FCC said they had received a number of complaints and would look into whether the comments breached broadcasting laws. The chair of the FCC made his comments during a radio […]

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2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October

2017’s Pridefest will be a month of celebration beginning in October




Pride WA have just posted the dates for the 2017 Pridefest to their website. The new committee of management have asked people to lock in Friday 27th October to Saturday 25th of November for a four week long celebration of queer culture. No information has been released yet regarding the date for the Pride Parade in […]

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Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality

Bermudan court rules in favour of marriage equality




Bermuda’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of marriage equality and gay couples will now be allowed to tie the knot. In a landmark case, Judge Charles Etta-Simmons ruled that Winston Godwin and fiancé Greg DeRoche had to be allowed to marry under the country’s Human Rights Act. “On the facts, the applicants were discriminated […]

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Airbnb campaign will greet politicians returning to Canberra

Airbnb campaign will greet politicians returning to Canberra




Politicians returning to parliament in Canberra will be greeted at Canberra Airport by the Airbnb ‘Until We All Belong’ campaign. The accommodation referral service launched their campaign a month ago with a series of rings and advertisements across the nation. This week Canberra airport will be the focus as pressure continues to be put on […]

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Indonesian police arrest men for holding a ‘gay party’

Indonesian police arrest men for holding a ‘gay party’




Police in the Indonesia city Surabaya announced they arrested fourteen men who were taking part in a ‘gay party’ last week. Officers busted in on a party being held in two hotel rooms in Indonesia’s second largest city. Fourteen men were reportedly detained by police and eight have been named as suspects who may face […]

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Women’s experiences of HIV sought for new theatrical work




Theatre maker Gavin Roach has been behind some much loved theatrical shows in recent years. Most recently the appeared at The Blue Room during Fringe World with Measure of Man. His previous success include Confessions of a Grindr Addict and I Can’t Say the F Word. Now Gavin and collaborator Dirk Hoult are working on a new creative endevour We Were […]

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Stranger Things & Riverdale star comes out as bisexual




Actor Shannon Purser has recently come out as bisexual on social media in an emotional post to her fans. The 19-year-old teen star is currently starring as Ethel Muggs on Netflix’s Riverdale after her breakout role as the lovable Barb in Stranger Things. Purser explains in her post that she has “only just recently come out as […]

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Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings




A spokesperson from Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists there is no reliable information about the reported detention and murder of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and […]

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Did the ACNC remove the details of the ACL board out of safety fears?




The Australian Christian Lobby claims its board members are under attack from members of the LGBT community who are endangering their safety in the “battle for marriage and freedom”. In a media release this week Lyle Shelton, the Managing Director of the political lobby group, said an article in The Australian showed that marriage equality activists […]

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