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On This Gay Day: The Bisexual Pride flag was unveiled for the first time

The Bisexual Pride flag made its debut in 1998 The Bisexual Pride flag with its three stripes of pink, lavender, and blue, was unveiled for the first time on this day in 1998. The flag was designed by Michael Page from Florida, who is also one of the people behind the establishment of Celebrate Bisexuality Day. […]

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Review | ‘Rouge’ is a top-class cabaret experience

Review | ‘Rouge’ is a top-class cabaret experience

Rouge | The Rechabite | Until Sun 18th Dec| ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Cabaret show Rouge has been part of the Fringe World experience several times and has never failed to enthrall audiences. Now it’s arrived for a season at The Rechabite and the show shines on the larger, but still intimate, stage. The show features the perfect mix of […]

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On This Gay Day: Rita Hester was remembered , sparking a worldwide movement

The death of Rita Hester lead to Transgender Day of Remembrance  This story contains information about violence against people who are transgender.  Rita Hester was an African American transgender woman who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts on November 28th 1998. Her violent murder has never been solved, but a memorial that took place a few […]

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ABC investigating claims radio host’s Twitter account was interfered with

ABC investigating claims radio host’s Twitter account was interfered with

The ABC is investigating concerns that Brisbane Drive host Steve Austin’s Twitter account has been “interfered with”, after it was highlighted that the account included ‘likes’ for transgender pornography and anti-transgender views. Austin, not to be confused with the wrestling star or the Six Million Dollar Man, has hosted ABC Brisbane’s Drive program since 2017 […]

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Senate blocks calls for an inquiry into transgender healthcare

Senate blocks calls for an inquiry into transgender healthcare

The topic of healthcare for people who are transgender returned to the Australian parliament this week with One Nation pushing for a parliamentary inquiry into the treatment methodologies used by doctors. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson began discussing the issue making a Private Member’s Statement early on Wednesday afternoon, highlighting recently released figures showing the […]

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Living Proud’s Queer & Accessible Project set to continue

Living Proud’s Queer & Accessible Project set to continue

Living Proud has announced that their Queer & Accessible (Q&A) Project is set to continue due to renewed funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. The announcement comes on International Day of People with Disability, a day which is observed worldwide to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. The Q&A […]

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How one simple change could make a difference to HIV diagnoses

How one simple change could make a difference to HIV diagnoses

A simple change to how doctors’ approach sexual health checks could make a major difference in the fight against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections according to WAAC. In an opinion piece published at The West Australian on World AIDS Day, WAAC Ceo Lisa Dobrin and Chair Conrad Liveris put forward the case for making tests for […]

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On This Gay Day: The US version of ‘Queer as Folk’ launched

The American version of Queer as Folk began screening on this day in 2000 It’s 22 years since the US version of Queer as Folk made its debut. For five years the adventures of Michael, Brian, Justin Emmett, Ted, Lindsay and Melanie were essential viewing on Monday nights on SBS in Australia. Based on the British show […]

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On This Gay Day: Composer Aaron Copland died in 1990

Aaron Copland captured the sound of America  American composer Aaron Copland died on this day in 1990, just a few weeks after his 90th birthday. Born in New York in 1900, his family were immigrants who had come to America from Lithuania via Scotland, along the way changing their name from Kaplan to Copland. The […]

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WA’s commitment to ending conversion practices welcomed

WA’s commitment to ending conversion practices welcomed

LGBTIQA+ rights groups have welcomed the announcement from Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan regarding banning conversion therapy practices. Ending Conversion Practices WA said they were heartened by the Western Australian Government’s announcement that it intends to criminalise practices that seek to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “We have a vision for […]

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