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Kids driving you crazy? Dolly Parton’s here to read a story

Kids driving you crazy? Dolly Parton’s here to read a story

Entertainer Dolly Parton has been sending out video messages to fans while she’s ‘sheltering in place’ at her home. The other day the singer posted a video encouraging fans to remain upbeat during the crisis saying “we’re gonna all be better people” once the crisis passes. Now the singer has launched a new initiative, she’s going […]

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New York’s queer community praise trans advocate Lorena Borjas

New York’s queer community praise trans advocate Lorena Borjas

New York has become the epicentre of the battle against the COVID-19, with Mayor Bill de Blasio predicting half of the city’s 8 million residents will contract the virus. A field hospital has been set up in Central Park, 41,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus and over 1,000 have died.  Among those lost is […]

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Singapore’s court rejects cases for legalisation of homosexuality

Singapore’s court rejects cases for legalisation of homosexuality

Singapore’s High Court has rejected three different cases challenging the country’s colonial era laws that outlaw homosexuality. Section 377A of the country’s Penal Code criminalises same-sex relations between men. The law was introduced in the 1930’s when Singapore was ruled by Britain and echoes similar laws left by the British around the world. LGBTI human […]

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ASHM forms national taskforce to respond to impact of COVID-19 on HIV

ASHM forms national taskforce to respond to impact of COVID-19 on HIV

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has announced the creation of a national taskforce to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on HIV, viral hepatitis and other blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in Australia. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, we’re likely to face critical challenges to the health system […]

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World AIDS Conference 2020 moves to an online program

World AIDS Conference 2020 moves to an online program

The 2020 World AIDS Conference, which was to be held in San Francisco and Oakland later this year will move to being a virtual online conference. Conference organisers have announced the huge conference which would have been the events 23rd gathering will still take place from 6-10 July but it will now be held online. […]

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West Australian Opera’s Ghost Light Opera delivers Pagliacci

West Australian Opera’s Ghost Light Opera delivers Pagliacci

The West Australian Opera has released the first of their Ghost Light Opera series with Paul O’Neill singing Vesti la Giubba from Pagliacci. The opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo first premiered in 1892 and is the only one of the composers works that is still regularly performed. The opera is usually presented as a double-bill alongside Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro […]

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WA Symphony Orchestra excels at social distancing

WA Symphony Orchestra excels at social distancing

The much loved WA Symphony Orchestra have shown that the show still goes on in the age of social distancing. WASO have renamed themselves WASDO – the WA Social Distancing Orchestra – as they released an impressive video of the orchestra playing a truncated arrangement of Ravel’s Bolero with each artist playing from their own […]

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Village People, Dusty Springfield and Tina Turner added to Library of Congress

Village People, Dusty Springfield and Tina Turner added to Library of Congress

Recording by The Village People, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and many others have been deemed culturally significant and added to the official record of the US Library of Congress. The Village People’s 1978 hit Y.M.C.A. has been acknowledged as a culturally important track. The song which has been performed with its dance moves all over the world […]

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‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ star Mark Blum dies aged 69

‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ star Mark Blum dies aged 69

Actor Mark Blum passed away on 25th of March, his death has been attributed to the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Blum is best known for his roles in Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee. He was 69 years old. In 1985 Blum played Gary Glass in Desperately Seeking Susan. The New Jersey hot-tub salesman’s life is turned upside down when his […]

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‘We’re Here’ sees everyday people transformed into drag queens

‘We’re Here’ sees everyday people transformed into drag queens

Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka have a new series that sees them travelling to small towns across America to transform people into fabulous performers. Australia might have pioneered the story of drag queens heading into the outback, but these three queens are taking the concept and running with it. We’re Here is a new […]

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