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LGBTI rights advocate Rodney Croome awarded honorary doctorate

LGBTI rights advocate Rodney Croome awarded honorary doctorate

Long-time LGBTIQ equality advocate, Rodney Croome, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Tasmania in recognition of his work. The doctorate was conferred by the Chancellor of the University, Michael Field, at a ceremony in Hobart yesterday. Croome has spent his life advocating for LGBTI rights and is a founding member of […]

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WA AIDS Council advertises for new CEO to lead the organisation

WA AIDS Council advertises for new CEO to lead the organisation

The Western Australian AIDS Council has advertised the position of CEO as they begin the search for a new leader. CEO David Kernohan stepped down from leading the organisation in November, and now the hunt is on for his replacement. The board of WAAC is after someone who can  provide “strategic leadership for the organisation during […]

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Awareness of U=U is increasing but not everyone believes the message

Awareness of U=U is increasing but not everyone believes the message

Two recent studies have shown that the ‘U=U’ message is being received more widely, but HIV negative men who have sex with men (MSM) are still less likely to believe that HIV positive people on medication cannot transmit the virus. The message that ‘Undetectable means Untransmittable’ is being understood by people who are living with […]

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Long live the king! Justin Sider chats about his Queen of the Court win

Long live the king! Justin Sider chats about his Queen of the Court win

This year’s Queen of the Court competition made history, crowning a drag king for the very first time. Justin Cider has taken the inaugural title of King of the Court on their first swing at the local drag competition – wowing patrons over the four week battle royale. Harriet Kenny caught up with Justin for […]

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Mr Gay Pride Australia 2020 to be held in Hay, New South Wales

Mr Gay Pride Australia 2020 to be held in Hay, New South Wales

Mr Gay Pride Australia will be out supporting regional communities by holding the 2020 competition finale as part of the Rainbow on the Plains Festival in Hay, New South Wales. Situated in the heart of the Western Riverina, Hay is equally accessible from three of Australia’s major cities. Each year the town and region come […]

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Roller Derby will have a special Pride exhibition game in January

Roller Derby will have a special Pride exhibition game in January

Roller Derby will present a special exhibition game to celebrate Pride in January 2020. Roller Derby was one of the sports to be included in the Pride Sports Festival, but sadly it was cancelled when organisers of the multi-sport celebration realised they did not have the capacity to stage the 2019 event. Now Roller Derby […]

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“Human rights are the key to ending AIDS” says UNAIDS Chief

“Human rights are the key to ending AIDS” says UNAIDS Chief

UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has delivered a message on International Human Rights Day saying recognising human rights is central to tackling the challenges of HIV around the world. Human rights are key to ending AIDS and have been at the heart of every struggle and every success we have had since the beginning of the […]

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Victoria Park Hotel comes to life with exciting new menu

Victoria Park Hotel comes to life with exciting new menu

The Victoria Park Hotel has new owners and they’ve transformed it into a welcoming venue that boasts a revived decor and exciting new drinks and food menu. Victoria Park really has transformed in the last few years and dotted along the long snaking Albany Highway is a collection of great shops, restaurants, and iconic pubs. […]

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Grants available to connect asylum seekers and LGBTI community

Grants available to connect asylum seekers and LGBTI community

The Pride Foundation Australia and the Sidney Myer Fund are offering grants to the value of $20,000 for projects that focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum. Projects that are collaborations between refugee and asylum seeker agencies and LGBTQIA+ groups are encouraged to apply. The projects should aim to assist LGBTQIA+ people who are refugees […]

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WA government launches new plan to tackle homelessness

WA government launches new plan to tackle homelessness

The Western Australian government announced this week that it will develop two ‘Common Ground’ facilities to house and support people who are sleeping rough or experiencing chronic homelessness. The government said the proven approach of a ‘Common Ground’ model of supportive housing offers a mix of permanent, affordable housing that is linked with dedicated, tailored […]

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