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New South Wales police back off move to ban protest at Pell memorial

New South Wales police back off move to ban protest at Pell memorial

New South Wales police have backed off from a move to ban protestors from coming near the memorial service for Catholic Cardinal George Pell. Police had applied to the state’s Supreme Court in an attempt to ban the protest from community group Community Action for Rainbow Rights from taking place. The court head that an […]

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Darren Hayes kicks off tour in Perth with a hit-filled show

Darren Hayes kicks off tour in Perth with a hit-filled show

Darren Hayes: Do You Remember Tour | RAC Arena | 31st Jan | ★ ★ ★ ★  After taking a decade off from the music industry, Darren Hayes has returned with a celebration of his 25 years in the game. Tuesday night saw him play the first of 26 dates that will take him across Australia before […]

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On This Gay Day: Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir becomes PM of Iceland

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir become the first world leader who is LGBTIQ+ Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir made history when she was elected Iceland’s Prime Minister in 2009. Upon her appointment she became the first world leader who had publicly shared that they were same-sex attracted. The politician served as Iceland’s leader from 2009 to 2013 before announcing her retirement […]

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Police launch court bid to keep protestors away from Pell memorial service

Police launch court bid to keep protestors away from Pell memorial service

New South Wales police are seeking a court order to stop LGBTIQA+ protestors from marching on the street outside the memorial service of Catholic Cardinal George Pell. Sydney group Community Action for Rainbow Rights had been planning a protest through Sydney that would have coincided with the Requiem Mass being held in St Mary’s Cathedral. […]

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Sally Rugg files claim against independent MP Dr Monique Ryan

Sally Rugg files claim against independent MP Dr Monique Ryan

High profile LGBTIQA+ activist Sally Rugg is taking her employer Dr Monique Ryan to court over claims that the MP tried to dismiss her from her job after she refused to work “additional hours that were unreasonable.” Rugg is best know for her role in the YES campaign for marriage equality. Rugg was a employed […]

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Libby Mettam takes over as Western Australian Liberal leader

Libby Mettam takes over as Western Australian Liberal leader

Libby Mettam has been appointed new leader of the WA Liberals replacing Dr David honey who had served in the role for two years. Mettam was elected unopposed after Dr Honey declared he would not contest the leadership challenge. Mettam, who was Dr Honey’s Deputy Leader, wrote to her colleagues on Friday arguing that a […]

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On This Gay Day: Derek Jarman was born in 1942

The multi-talented Derek Jarman was born on this day in 1942 Derek Jarman made his mark as a filmmaker, stage designer, artist and gardener. His film work included music videos for The Smiths, Sex Pistols, Wang Chung, Marc Almond, Throbbing Gristle, Marianne Faithfull and many others. Jarman collaborated with Pet Shop Boys many times, not […]

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Former All Blacks player Campbell Johnstone comes out as gay

Former All Blacks player Campbell Johnstone comes out as gay

Rugby player Campbell Johnstone played three tests for the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team, alongside playing 38 games for the Christchurch based Crusaders and appeared 72 times for Canterbury. Tonight, in an interview on New Zealand television, he shared he is gay. He makes history as the first member of the All Blacks […]

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Review | ‘Stories from the Heart’ shares a variety of tales

Review | ‘Stories from the Heart’ shares a variety of tales

Stories from the Heart | Rubix Bar| Until 12 Feb | ★ ★ ★   This delightful evening of storytelling has a simple concept, seven people have seven minutes to tell a short anecdote from their life. Each evening has a theme and on Sunday evening it was “I wasn’t expecting that!” In quick succession the speakers […]

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Five fresh music tracks you should check out this week

Five fresh music tracks you should check out this week

Here’s five more tracks to check out. In this week’s edition we look at videos from Taylor Swift, Yelle, Patrick Wolf, Sandrayati featuring Ólafur Arnalds, and a memorable performance from Sam Smith. Taylor Swift – Lavender Haze Taylor Swift has released a video for the opening track to her Midnights album that came out late last […]

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