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Anti-gay abuse in Tasmania results in jail sentence

Anti-gay abuse in Tasmania results in jail sentence

A Tasmanian court has sentenced a woman guilty of anti-gay abuse to a suspended sentence of six weeks in prison. The couple, Tony and Doug (not their real names), were victims of the women’s constant abuse for over a year after they moved in next door to her in a southern Tasmanian town. They have […]

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio has died, he was 59 years old

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio has died, he was 59 years old

Rapper Coolio, who enjoyed a string of hits in the 1990s, has died aged 59. The musician was reportedly visiting a friend’s house when he went to visit the bathroom. When he did not return friends became concerns and discovered he had passed away. His death is being treated a suspected heart-attack. Coolio first found […]

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WA Ballet announce Lauren Major will be their new Executive Director

WA Ballet announce Lauren Major will be their new Executive Director

West Australian Ballet has appointed current Head of Development Lauren Major as the Company’s next Executive Director, partnering with Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella to co-lead the 70-year-old State Ballet Company. Major joined West Australian Ballet in January 2022 as Head of Development after strong experience in the Western Australian corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Major’s work […]

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e-Safety commissioner shares LGBTIQ+ specific resources

e-Safety commissioner shares LGBTIQ+ specific resources

The eSafety Commissioner has launched new resources to help the LGBTIQ+ community safely navigate the online world, featuring guidance on a range of issues, from dealing with trolls to meeting people online. LGBTIQ+ people are more than twice as likely to experience online hate speech than other Australians, with 30 per cent targeted compared to […]

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LGBTI Professionals networking drinks is on this Wednesday

LGBTI Professionals networking drinks is on this Wednesday

The team at LGBTI Professionals were wondering why not many people had registered for their bi-monthly networking drinks on Wednesday. Then they realised a technical snafu had resulted in the email invitations not being delivered. The popular get-together is on Wednesday night though at Market Grounds in the city, and there’s still time to register […]

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Academic suggests LGBTIQA+ people should be cautious if visiting Italy

Academic suggests LGBTIQA+ people should be cautious if visiting Italy

Academic Ben Wellings says LGBTIQA+ people and members of other visible minority groups should carefully consider any travel to Italy following the Brothers of Italy party winning the country’s election over the weekend. The party is led by Giorgia Meloni, who is set to become Italy’s first female Prime Minister. The party has historical links […]

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Protests announced for CPAC 2022 Conference in Sydney

Sydney based activist groups Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR) and Campaign Against Racism and Fascism (CARF) have announced they plan to protest the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. The organisers describe CPAC as “one of the main gatherings and organising places for the far-right figures”, saying it […]

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Hannah Gadsby signs Netflix deal including gender-diverse special

Hannah Gadsby signs Netflix deal including gender-diverse special

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has signed a new deal with steaming service Netflix that will include a new comedy special. Additionally Gadsby will host a special featuring gender-diverse comedians. The comedian has already had global success with her show Nanette, and it’s follow up Douglas. Gadsby shared on her social media that the cameras will capture […]

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Equality Australia file complaint over LGBTIQ+ census exclusion

Equality Australia file complaint over LGBTIQ+ census exclusion

National LGBTIQ+ group Equality Australia and April Long (they/them), have lodged a formal complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission alleging that the Assistant Treasurer (at the time, a position held by Minister Michael Sukkar), and the ABS unlawfully discriminated against April, their family and other LGBTIQ+ people by failing to properly count LGBTIQ+ people […]

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Norwegian authorities arrest two more men over mass shooting

Norwegian authorities arrest two more men over mass shooting

Norwegian authorities have announced that they have arrested two men in relation to the mass shooting that occurred in June on the eve of Oslo’s Pride Parade. The two men were arrested under suspicion of “complicity in a terrorist act” Oslo Police said in a statement. Their names were not released but they were described […]

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