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Get fired up for the inaugural Pride Sports Festival this November

Get fired up for the inaugural Pride Sports Festival this November

Following the great success of the Perth Pythons inaugural Pride Cup during last year’s Pride celebrations, WA’s queer sporting clubs are coming together for a massive new event this year. The Perth Pride Sports Festival will celebrate local LGBTI+ inclusive clubs by putting on a showcase and affirming that everyone is welcome on the field. […]

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Sydney’s most popular gay couple are penguins

Sydney’s most popular gay couple are penguins

Sydney’s most popular gay couple at the moment are Sphen and Magic, a pair of penguins who reside at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The keepers at the aquarium noticed that the pair of male penguins were displayed mating behaviour towards each other. The couple were always waddling around together and going on swims together. When […]

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TransFolk of WA, Feminem nominated for Australian LGBTI Awards

TransFolk of WA, Feminem nominated for Australian LGBTI Awards

The Australian LGBTI Awards have revealed their 2019 shortlist of nominees who will be honoured for their contributions to the community. Over 2000 people were nominated across 18 categories, including Inspirational Role Model, Community Initiative, Local Icon, Artist, Sports Personality and Ally. The Artist and Faith categories are fresh additions to the 2019 celebrations, highlighting […]

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The Rainbow Olympics return at Pride in the Park this month

The Rainbow Olympics return at Pride in the Park this month

Can’t wait for Pride season this November? Start celebrating this month with an all-new event that’s bringing back some old favourites. Pride in the Park will bring the rainbows to Curtin University with a camp day of festivities, drag and the return of the beloved ‘Gay Olympics’. Run across the 80s and 90s, the Gay […]

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Creative artist, mentor and friend Tony Millett remembered

Creative artist, mentor and friend Tony Millett remembered

Friends, family and colleagues of local entertainer, businessman and sporting coach Tony Millett have expressed their shock and sadness over his unexpected passing. Millet passed away suddenly last weekend after suffering a massive heart attack, leaving behind his husband Bill McQuillen. The long-term couple, who were together for over 20 years, celebrated their marriage just […]

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LGBTIQ+ Visibility: You can’t be what you can’t see

LGBTIQ+ Visibility: You can’t be what you can’t see

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend the recent 2nd Annual Australian Ally Conference at Curtin University, and to facilitate a workshop about Lateral Hostility within the LGBTIQ+ community. Each conference session that I attended was totally different from the last, and presented a perspective that was specific to the lenses and experiences of that […]

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Get down to Rainbow KINection’s Spring Soiree at The Court this Thursday

Get down to Rainbow KINection’s Spring Soiree at The Court this Thursday

Noongar Radio 100.9FM’s LGBTI+ program Rainbow KINection are holding a live broadcast this Thursday to celebrate the beginning of Kambarang season. The free spring fling soiree aims to promote mental health and wellness, with a focus on LGBTI+ people in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Along with the live broadcast, there will be a […]

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Destiny Rogers takes the reins at Q News

Destiny Rogers takes the reins at Q News

Destiny Rogers has been appointed as the new Managing Editor of Q News, the LGBTIQ+ media outlet based in Queensland. Rogers is believed to be the first transgender Managing Editor of a publication in Australia. Previously she was a features writer with the magazine and website. Beginning her career in mainstream newspapers, Rogers has gone on […]

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Perth Steam Works owner Mike Chester to step away after 22 years

Perth Steam Works owner Mike Chester to step away after 22 years

For the first time in 22 years, one of Perth’s iconic gay venues is on the market. Perth Steam Works’ owner Mike Chester has announced he plans to step away from the business he founded in September 1996. Mike, who turns 60 next February, reflected on more than two decades in business and said the […]

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Remembering Matthew Shepard: Two decades later

Remembering Matthew Shepard: Two decades later

It was 2011 and I was working on a production of The Laramie Project at Curtin University when I was first introduced to the murder of Matthew Shepard: a young gay man who was robbed of his wallet, keys and shoes, pistol whipped at least 18 times in the head, burnt, beaten and left unconscious […]

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