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Skittles pride promotion faces accusations of racism

Skittles pride promotion faces accusations of racism




While many brands add rainbows for Pride celebrations, candy maker Skittles has gone the other way and removed the rainbow. The candy, which has the well known tag line “Give the Rainbow, Taste the Rainbow”, has released a completely white version of their product. The special version of the candy is available through British supermarket […]

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You can’t stop The Village People

You can’t stop The Village People




Felipe Rose can’t contain his enthusiasm that the Village People are coming to Perth. The original member of the band shares with OUTinPerth what gay life in New York City was like at the time of liberation. Rose, who has been the Indian in the iconic band since it first formed in the 1970’s, said […]

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Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras

Australia to partner with Vietnam for capital’s first Mardi Gras




The Australian Embassy is teaming up with city officials in Hanoi to bring the South East Asian capital it’s first Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebrations will run through February and March as the Sydney festival does, celebrating Australian, Vietnamese and LGBTIQ culture. Australia’s ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick told SBS celebrating and promoting equality is […]

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ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance

ANZ launch ‘Hold Tight’ campaign to support LGBTI acceptance




The ANZ bank has continued to show their support for LGBTI people, launching a new advertising campaign that highlights that many LGBTI people still wouldn’t feel comfortable holding hands in public. The financial services provider commissioned research on the topic and presents its findings ahead of Auckland and Wellington Pride festivals. The research shows New […]

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Remembering music producer David Cole

Remembering music producer David Cole




Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of music producer David Cole. Alongside producer Robert Clivillés, Cole wrote, produced and remixed a stream of hits for artists including Mariah Carey, Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and New Kids on the Block. The duo first got […]

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Bangkok’s first Pride parade in 11 years has been postponed

Bangkok’s first Pride parade in 11 years has been postponed




Last week it was announced that Bangkok’s first Pride parade in eleven years would take place in May. The event has now been postponed until November. Out BKK, one of the organisations behind the event told local publication BK that the rescheduling was so the event was respectful of the year-long mourning period being observed […]

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Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek dies

Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek dies




Larry Steinbachek, keyboard player for queer ’80s band Bronski Beat has passed away. Steinbachek’s sister Louise Jones, told the BBC that he passed away in December following a short battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Alongside Steve Bronski and Jimmy Somerville, Steinbachek formed the electro band Bronski Beat in 1983 and the trio quickly […]

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Montenegro stages gay pride parade

Montenegro stages gay pride parade




Dozens of people have participated in a gay pride event in highly conservative Montenegro. The government has promised to introduce legislation that will recognise same sex relationships. Over recent years Montenegro has slowly been improving conditions for LGBT citizens. The move has been prompted by the country’s desire to join the European Union. Hundreds of […]

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Hate crime centre in Israel named after Shira Banki

Hate crime centre in Israel named after Shira Banki




Shira Banki, a 16 year-old woman who was murdered during a Pride Festival in 2015, will have a new hate crime centre in Israel named after her. Banki was killed and five other people were injured when Rabbi Yishai Shlissel attacked them with a kitchen knife during the annual Pride celebrations in Israel’s capital. The […]

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Fabulous Photos of Pride 2016




The amazing Clayton Kieliszewski hit the street during the Pride Parade and official party and snapped this series of amazing photos.  Capturing everything from parade preparations, to the Dykes on Bikes revving their engines at the start of the parade and troupe of colorful costume and characters that followed.

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