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Jacinda Ardern re-elected, NZ Parliament breaks LGBTQ+ record

Jacinda Ardern re-elected, NZ Parliament breaks LGBTQ+ record

New Zealand Labour has returned to government across the Tasman Sea, massively increasing their number of seats in Wellington. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will return with 64 seats in the Lower House, up 18 from the last election in 2017. New Zealand Greens, Māori Party and ACT New Zealand also won seats from the Conservatives […]

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: Viola Davis stars as queer blues legend

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’: Viola Davis stars as queer blues legend

An award-winning Broadway show is coming to Netflix with a stellar cast and a slice of history. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson, stars Viola Davis as the titular character. Ma Rainey was a pioneer in the world of blues, and for Black women in the […]

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ACT returns Andrew Barr, Labor and Greens to government

ACT returns Andrew Barr, Labor and Greens to government

The Australian Capital Territory have chosen Chief Minister Andrew Barr to govern the territory for another term. Barr and ACT Labor have secured 10 seats in the territory’s one house of Parliament, just shy of the 13 needed to form a majority government. The Greens have taken 5 seats, and may secure a sixth, all […]

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Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination board accused of law breaking

Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination board accused of law breaking

The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission has been accused of breaking a state privacy law while it dealt with a complaint against Liberal Senator Claire Chandler (pictured). The suggestion that laws have been broken has been raised by The Australian newspaper. The Commission recently dealt with a complaint filed against Senator Chandler over comments she had made […]

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Hugh Sheridan gets honest in essay on sexuality and labels

Hugh Sheridan gets honest in essay on sexuality and labels

Australian screen and stage star Hugh Sheridan has offered another piece of himself to the world, publishing an intimate essay addressing his personal journey. In the piece for The Daily Telegraph‘s Stellar magazine, the Packed to the Rafters star shared that he has been in relationships with men and women, and explains that he felt a duty to […]

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SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence

SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence

The South Australian Liberal Government has just introduced a Bill to state parliament that could see the end of the ‘gay panic’ defence in Australia. The legislative relic allows for criminal charges to be downgraded for a killer, if the victim was of the same gender and flirting with the attacker, under the umbrella of “provocation”. […]

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