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‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’ up for National Biography Award

‘Penny Wong: Passion and Principle’ up for National Biography Award

Compelling biographies of trailblazers and survivors have been shortlisted alongside raw-edged memoirs by debut authors for the 2021 National Biography Award, the richest prize in Australia for biography and life stories, the State Library of NSW announced Thursday 5th August. The shortlisted works, selected from 101 entries are: The Lotus Eaters by Emily Clements (Hardie […]

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‘Pray Away’ is a must see exposé on history of conversion ideology

‘Pray Away’ is a must see exposé on history of conversion ideology

Warning: If you have experienced LGBTQ+ conversion practices or religious trauma you may be triggered by the content in Pray Away. The film’s website features some tips and resources to prioritise your mental health before, during, and after viewing the film.  Occasionally a seminal work appears that becomes a defining piece, a turning point, or […]

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Dirty Laundry: Briefs invite Perth audiences to celebrate every moment

Dirty Laundry: Briefs invite Perth audiences to celebrate every moment

The brilliant boys of Briefs are (almost) back in town, and these Fringe World favourites are ready to air out some Dirty Laundry after spending some time in isolation. Celebrating ten years of bringing their exceptional talents to the west coast, this multi-talented troupe blends comedy, circus, acrobatics, drag and sexuality into a celebratory extravaganza […]

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Advocates condemn 2021 Census for excluding LGBTQIA+ Australians

Advocates condemn 2021 Census for excluding LGBTQIA+ Australians

Equality advocates have launched a declaration that condemns the upcoming Australian Census for excluding LGBTQIA+ Australians. just.equal Australia’s declaration, which has already been co-signed by a number of Australian LGBTIQ+ community organisations, says the national Census on August 10th will perpetuate the invisibility of LGBTIQA+ people and make it harder to address the needs of […]

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TORRES explores ecstasy of queer love on new album ‘Thirstier’

TORRES explores ecstasy of queer love on new album ‘Thirstier’

Following the release of three captivating singles, Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head, Hug From A Dinosaur and the stunning title track Thirstier, one of 2021’s most anticipated indie-rock releases, Thirstier from TORRES (AKA Mackenzie Scott), is out now via Merge Records and has been greeted with masses of critical praise. Elated, anthemic and radiating […]

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Bibliophile | Olivia Grace returns in Lisa Walker’s ‘Trouble Is My Business’

Trouble Is My Business by Lisa Walker Wakefield Press Lisa Walker, who lives, surfs and writes young adult coming-of-age novels on the north coast of New South Wales, introduced Olivia Grace and her detective skills in The Girl with the Gold Bikini. Eighteen year-old Olivia Grace spent a gap year at a friend Rocco’s detective […]

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Steps are back with brand new single ‘Take Me For A Ride’

Steps are back with brand new single ‘Take Me For A Ride’

Pop legends Steps are back and ready to inject some much-needed fun during these times! Their brand-new single Take Me For A Ride available on all digital and streaming partners. The single is taken from their new studio album What The Future Holds Pt. 2 which will be released on September 10. Take Me For […]

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Australian sexual health campaign sparks homophobic backlash

Australian sexual health campaign sparks homophobic backlash

Thorne Harbour Health’s longest-running sexual health campaign, The Drama Downunder, continues to spark complaints to Australia’s Ad Standards with the latest seasonal testing campaign. First launched in 2008, the Drama Downunder has been highlighting the importance of maintaining sexual health and wellbeing for over a decade. During that time, the campaign has regularly received complaints […]

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Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

Rodney Croome: We can defeat the religious privilege bill – here’s how

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a long-time LGBTQIA+ advocate. History is repeating. Ahead of the 2004 election the Howard Government sought to wedge Labor and pick up seats in Western Sydney by introducing a bill banning the recognition of same-sex marriages. It was a backlash to growing legal recognition of same-sex partners. It came straight out of […]

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City of Perth to vote on LGBTQIA+ plan as data shows safety concerns

City of Perth to vote on LGBTQIA+ plan as data shows safety concerns

The City of Perth council will this evening vote on the city’s LGBTQIA+ Plan, developed by the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group formed earlier this year. The Advisory Group was formed in the wake of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ offensive comments on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities made in October last year, with the […]

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