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Australia records first cases of Monkeypox, gay men asked to be alert

Australia records first cases of Monkeypox, gay men asked to be alert

ACON is urging gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men in NSW that have recently returned from overseas travel to watch for symptoms for MPXV, commonly known as ‘monkeypox’. It follows the identification by NSW Health of a probable case of MPXV in Sydney of a recently returned traveller to Europe. There has […]

WA’s rental crisis is causing people to surrender their pets

WA’s rental crisis is causing people to surrender their pets

Shenton Park’s Cat Haven has been inundated with owners needing to surrender their cats due to being unable to find affordable rental accommodation which will allow cats as well as the increased costs of feeding them. Cat Haven’s spokesperson, Amber Ashford, said the charity was booked with surrenders until almost mid-June. She said staff faced […]

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May 17: IDAHOBIT is needed now as much has ever

May 17: IDAHOBIT is needed now as much has ever

Today marks 32 years since the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its official register of diseases. To note the annual passing of this important historical rights achievement IDAHO Day was launched 17 years ago. Since then International Day Against Homophobia has broadened its acronym to include people who are transgender, bi+, ace+ or intersex […]

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Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

Advocates & experts dispel misinformation on trans healthcare

LGBTQIA+ advocates and medical professionals are standing up for trans lives and healthcare after misinformation shared by the Prime Minister this morning. Representatives from advocacy group Transcend Australia, the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) and Equality Australia are setting out to set the record straight. This morning, Scott Morrison said he is standing […]

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IDAHOBIT 2022: Allyship with & within the LGBTQIA+ community

IDAHOBIT 2022: Allyship with & within the LGBTQIA+ community

May 17 marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), an opportunity for all to speak out on discrimination against LGBTQIA+ communities. The team at Connection and Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) will once again be honouring the occasion with a special event bringing together LGBTQIA+ folks and allies to learn more and share experiences […]

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Perth LGBTI Professionals is back, get ready to network again!

Perth LGBTI Professionals is back, get ready to network again!

Perth LGBTI Professionals is back in May with another event at Market Grounds in the city. The regular event is an opportunity for local LGBTQIA+ folks and allies to get together and share the amazing work they do in a friendly, casual setting. The group drawing in a large crowd of people from all different backgrounds […]

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Connect with community this Lesbian Visibility Week

Connect with community this Lesbian Visibility Week

This week is International Lesbian Visibility Week, launching April 26 with Lesbian Visibility Day. Celebrated since 2008, the occasion is an opportunity to mark the achievements of LGBTQIA+ women and gender diverse people who feel an affinity with a lesbian identity. Moving beyond representation in media and on screen, Australia’s peak body for queer health […]

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Third time lucky, introducing Mr Gay World South Africa 2021

Third time lucky, introducing Mr Gay World South Africa 2021

South Africa has a new champion for the Mr Gay World competition 2021 after both the original winner and the runner up both stood aside. Once upon a time the Mr Gay World competition got people from all over the world interested in promoting great role models for the queer community, but in recent years […]

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Olympian Sofia Goggia says gay men not up to competitive skiing

Olympian Sofia Goggia says gay men not up to competitive skiing

Italian Skiing champion Sofia Goggia has apologised after she suggested gay men would not be able to take on the challenges of the world’s most difficult ski slopes. The Olympian was speaking to Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera when she was asked about LGBTIQA+ inclusion within her sport. She said that there was some inclusion amongst the […]

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Study seeks LGBTQIA+ youth to share experience with video games

Study seeks LGBTQIA+ youth to share experience with video games

A new study from Canada’s University of Toronto is looking to hear from LGBTQIA+ young people on their experiences in the myriad realms of video games. The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience is a collective of researchers from Canada, the USA, UK, Mexico and Australia that explores the relationship between LGBTQIA+ young people, technology […]

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