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GoFundMe reveal their most inspiring LGBTIQ campaigns of 2016




Crowdfunding website GoFundMe have released a list of their top five most inspirational LGBTIQ focused campaigns run in Australia across 2016 as the year draws to a close. Internationally, the organisation has provided a platform to raise over $3 billion for a plethora of causes and campaigns since their inception in 2010 from over 25 million donors. […]

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Tegan and Sara found group to fight for equality for LGBTQ women

Tegan and Sara found group to fight for equality for LGBTQ women




Power pop duo Tegan and Sara have revealed a new foundation that will advocate for the rights of LGBTQ women and girls in North America. The Tegan and Sara Foundation has been established with the goal to “fight for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.” The out and proud identical twin […]

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Tegan and Sara bring their sister act to Mardi Gras

Tegan and Sara bring their sister act to Mardi Gras




Identical twins and power pop duo Tegan and Sara are heading to Australia in 2017 for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and an east coast tour. The out and proud sisters, known for their hits Walking With A Ghost, Closer and Goodbye, Goodbye are the first artists to be announced for the official Mardi […]

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Mardi Gras board overturn motion not to invite Malcolm Turnbull

Mardi Gras board overturn motion not to invite Malcolm Turnbull




The Board of Directors of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have announced they will not adopt the motion to un-invite the Prime Minister from celebrations next year. The motion put forward at the Annual General Meeting in November by the membership recommended that the board should not formally invite Prime Minister Turnbull to Mardi Gras festivities […]

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WA Police will march in uniform for the first time at Pride 2016

WA Police will march in uniform for the first time at Pride 2016




WA Police will march in uniform at the Pride Parade on Saturday night. It’s the first time Western Australian officers have been given permission to wear their uniforms in the parade. Officer from the WA Police force have taken part in the parade in previous years, but until now have had to appear in plain […]

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PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Mardi Gras ‘un-invitation’

PM Malcolm Turnbull responds to Mardi Gras ‘un-invitation’




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to the news that he would not be formally invited to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras next year. Last week, the Mardi Gras membership voted on and passed a motion not to welcome the Prime Minister to the annual celebration in 2017. Appearing on Sky News’ Viewpoint […]

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Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?

Is it right to un-invite Malcolm Turnbull from Mardi Gras?




OPINION Yesterday’s Annual General Meeting of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras saw a motion put forward to officially un-invite Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from next year’s celebrations. Malcolm Turnbull made history in 2016 when he became the first sitting Prime Minister to attend Mardi Gras. Turnbull posed for selfie’s with spectators and participants and […]

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Panti Bliss to return to Australia with High Heels in Low Places

Panti Bliss to return to Australia with High Heels in Low Places




The Queen of Ireland herself, Panti Bliss, is heading to Australia for a tour of her latest show, High Heels in Low Places. The infamous drag performer’s name was heard across the world when she delivered a stirring speech against homophobia which became known thereafter as Pantigate. Now, Bliss invites audiences into her gender-discombobulating stiletto-shaped world, […]

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Push for Prime Minister to be uninvited from Mardi Gras

Push for Prime Minister to be uninvited from Mardi Gras




A member of the board of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has spoken out at a marriage equality rally in Sydney today, calling for the Prime Minister to be uninvited from the annual celebrations. SameSame report that board member and founder of DIY Rainbow James Brechney branded the Prime Minister a “dickwad”, decrying the ongoing […]

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Australian LGBTI Awards to launch in Sydney next year

Australian LGBTI Awards to launch in Sydney next year




The founder of the British LGBT Awards, Linda Riley, has launched an Australian counterpart to celebrate and recognise those who work towards LGBT equality. The black tie event produced by OutNews Global and L Media combines corporate, celebrity, community and allied nominees in categories ranging from Politician of the Year to Celebrity Ally of the […]

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