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Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21

Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21

Singer Melissa Etheridge has shared her heartbreak today, announcing that her son Beckett Cypher has passed away from complications related to opioid addiction. Beckett Cypher was Etheridge’s child with her former partner and filmmaker Julie Cypher, and the biological son of singer David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. “Today I joined the hundreds […]

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WA AIDS Council CEO Lisa Dobrin on free counselling and support

WA AIDS Council CEO Lisa Dobrin on free counselling and support

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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Pride in Peel reveal lineup of special events for IDAHoBIT week

Pride in Peel reveal lineup of special events for IDAHoBIT week

This Sunday 17th May marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHoBIT), honouring 30 years since the day was first acknowledged. Newly formed LGBTIQ+ not-for-profit Pride in Peel has revealed their COVID-19 friendly calendar of IDAHoBIT events in Mandurah and surrounding areas. “Pride in Peel are beyond excited for the events we have […]

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Intl AIDS Candlelight Memorial: We remember, we live beyond HIV

Intl AIDS Candlelight Memorial: We remember, we live beyond HIV

Why are we still lighting candles for people who died of AIDS? Globally UNAIDS reported in July 2019 that approximately 1.7 million acquired HIV and approximately 800,000 people died of AIDS in 2018. Our response to COVID-19 makes sense because we know what happens when we choose not to care and ignore public health threats, […]

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 promises ‘biggest shake-up in herstory’

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5 promises ‘biggest shake-up in herstory’

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 is down to its final five queens, but another batch of competitors have just entered the werk room. VH1 revealed the 10 queens that will be returning for a chance to compete for the crown of All Stars 5, dropping a short trailer of the gals walking back into the race. […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Taking Down Evelyn Tait’ is a joyous teen journey of discovery

Taking Down Evelyn Tait by Poppy Nwosu Wakefield Press Sixteen year-old Charlotte (Lottie) Murphy is a frequent visitor to her principal’s office – so frequent that they seem to be on a first name basis. In the first chapter of this Young Adult book is titled How to Lose Your Best Friend and Your Breakfast. […]

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Study shows gay & bisexual men eager to donate blood if allowed

Study shows gay & bisexual men eager to donate blood if allowed

Advocates have highlighted the results of a new study which shows many gay & bisexual men (GBM) who are seeking to give blood choose not to, rather than abstaining from sexual contact for 12 months. The study, funded by the Australian Research Council and published in Transfusion peer-reviewed journal, concluded that there is a “high level of […]

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Campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill focuses on health care

Campaign against Religious Discrimination Bill focuses on health care

A new campaign targeting the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has been launched, highlighting the bill’s potential effects on access to health care. The Bill has been criticised as “a license to discriminate” in the name of religion, including allowing demeaning workplace comments and permitting the refusal of health care. The Equality Not Discrimination campaign […]

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WasteLand gives us the rundown on his new track ‘Haulin’

WasteLand gives us the rundown on his new track ‘Haulin’

Perth music maker and the man behind the soundtrack to some of your biggest nights out has just dropped a new track to help you through isolation. WasteLand has teamed up with Perth musician and The X Factor alum Sydney Carter on Haulin – a country inspired track oozing with road tripping adventure vibes. After the success […]

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New campaign urges health ministers to end gay blood donation ban

New campaign urges health ministers to end gay blood donation ban

LGBTIQ+ advocates have launched a new campaign that hopes to remove the historic ban on gay and transgender people donating blood. Just.equal and PFLAG are encouraging supporters of a non-discriminatory blood policy to write to Australia’s health ministers who are currently considering changes to existing blood donation policy. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, says the current […]

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