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Hannah Mae on fighting hate with love and music

Hannah Mae on fighting hate with love and music

Local Perth five-piece Hannah Mae and the Hoodwinks recently launched their latest music video in response to a vicious homophobic attack on the group’s front woman. The video for This Love addresses an incident last year where Hannah Mae and her partner were verbally abused and attacked outside of a Perth restaurant. Following a warm response […]

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Hannah Mae & the Hoodwinks respond to abuse with pop anthem

Hannah Mae & the Hoodwinks respond to abuse with pop anthem

A local Perth band have released their latest single, recounting a recent terrifying homophobic attack on their lead singer, with the hope it will encourage those within the LGBQTI community who have endured similar shocking experiences. A five-piece indie-pop collective, Hannah Mae and the Hoodwinks have been spinning original tunes since 2014. Lead by songstress […]

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Combating homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion

Combating homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersex exclusion

  It is safe to say that in the lead up to, and since the Australian Government’s decision to hold a postal survey on marriage equality, LGBTIQ+ people have been thrust into the spotlight more than ever before. More specifically, there has been heightened discussion, both good and bad, about our rights, on television, social […]

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New ABC film will show Australia’s fight for gay rights

New ABC film will show Australia’s fight for gay rights

Screen Australia and the ABC have announced production of a new film that will chart Australia’s first steps towards gay liberation. Riot will focus on homophobia in Australia in the 1970s and the events that led to the first Mardi Gras march in 1978. The film will be directed by Jeffrey Walker, and focus on […]

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Nationals MP apologises for calling gay people “sordid”

Nationals MP apologises for calling gay people “sordid”

Nationals MP, and Small Business Minister, Michael McCormack has issued a fresh apology for anti-gay comments her made about gay people in 1993. McCormack write an editorial in a community newspaper where he described gay people as having “sordid” lives and were responsible for a disease that could wipe out humanity. “A week never goes […]

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Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Racism & the queer community: The folly of racial preference

Adding black and brown to the Philadelphia pride flag in order to highlight the disproportionate violence occurring to LGBTIQ+ people of colour in Philadelphia is all it took to evoke white fragility in queer white people across the globe. Unfortunately pointing out the suffering of people of colour always evokes a bunch of knee-jerk reactions. […]

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Terry Healy highlights blood donor discrimination in inaugural speech

Terry Healy highlights blood donor discrimination in inaugural speech

Western Australian parliament has resumed with a fresh class of politicians taking their seats for the first time. Inaugural speeches give a politician the opportunity to tell the parliament who they are, what they stand for, who they’re inspired by and a chance to thank all their supporters who helped get them elected. Last night […]

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Macron says its homophobic to accuse him of being gay

Macron says its homophobic to accuse him of being gay

France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron has responded to accusations that he is secretly gay saying such comments and misogynistic and homophobic.’ Macron is set to become France’s youngest President of the modern era. The 39 year old divisively beat right-wing opponent Marine Le Pen is last weekend’s election. In a television discussion Danish politician Søren Krarup, a […]

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Trump “can take care of himself”. Stephen Colbert responds to controversy

Trump “can take care of himself”. Stephen Colbert responds to controversy

Talk show host Stephen Colbert has responded to criticism that one his recent monologues attacking US President Trump was homophobic. Comments the comedian made spurred a #firecolbert hashtag and viewers called for boycotts on products advertising with the popular late night program. After a few days of silence Colbert has spoken about the controversy telling […]

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Queen of Ireland’s Panti Bliss flagged for TV comedy-drama

Queen of Ireland’s Panti Bliss flagged for TV comedy-drama

Irish drag superstar Panti Bliss is set to have her own TV show, working in collaboration with international production company Playground. The Queen of Ireland star’s memoir has been flagged by Playground for the subject matter of the program, which is expected to be set in Bliss’ Dublin club Pantibar. The book documents Panti’s rise from […]

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