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Aunty Lauren’s All-Aussie Trans Adventures: Confidence and Safety

Aunty Lauren’s All-Aussie Trans Adventures: Confidence and Safety

A couple of weeks ago I had a night shift at work, which is usually an excuse to wear a full face of makeup. Typically black eye-shadow and dark lipstick. It’s a good way to regularly practice my skills, and it’s fun! After my shift I had to pop into the shops for some cat […]

Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown listed in AFR’s 100 Women of Influence

Equality Australia CEO Anna Brown listed in AFR’s 100 Women of Influence

Equality Australia’s CEO Anna Brown has been listed in the The Australian Financial Reviews‘ 100 Women of Influence and been awarded the named the winner of the Social Enterprise and Non Profit category. Prior to taking up her leadership role at Equality Australia Brown worked at the Human Rights Law Centre and was a leading voice […]

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Perth’s Islander community is looking for participants for their Pride float

Perth’s Islander community is looking for participants for their Pride float

Perth’s Islander community is looking for people who would like to join their Pride float in 2019. The group’s float will embrace this year’s Pride theme of Reflect: Heroes, Community, Identity and Love. It’s that time of year again! The most exhilarating street parade of the year, the Perth Pride Parade! This y To be part […]

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Aunty Lauren’s All-Aussie Trans Adventures: Phantom Boobage

Aunty Lauren’s All-Aussie Trans Adventures: Phantom Boobage

The first few months of transition, for me, was a simultaneously affirming and uncomfortable time in discovering new boundaries. There were certain behaviours of others and situations I just didn’t feel okay with anymore, even before I started taking estrogen and my body began changing. Once I accepted my gender identity didn’t match up with […]

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Rejoice, and celebrate International Lesbian Day today!

Rejoice, and celebrate International Lesbian Day today!

Today, October 8th is International Lesbian Day, an opportunity to highlight the achievements of queer women, and the challenges this section of our community still face. There’s no clear record of when International Lesbian Day was established, but there is evidence of it occurring as early as 1980 and it originated in Australia and New […]

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Beautiful Homecoming photo shared across the globe

Beautiful Homecoming photo shared across the globe

A photo of a young gay man being crowned homecoming royalty at his high school has been shared around the world. Seventeen year old Brandon Allen, who identifies as gay, was honoured as the homecoming royalty at White Station High School in Memphis Tennessee. This year the students at the school decided to remove the […]

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Do you want to ride with the Dykes on Bikes in the Pride Parade?

Do you want to ride with the Dykes on Bikes in the Pride Parade?

The Dykes of Bikes are hoping to make a big mark on the opening of this year’s Pride Parade and have a record number of riders involved in the event. The group have been the traditional first entererant in the parade for decades and do an amazing job and starting the parade and getting the […]

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Cougar Morrison shares why ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ is so much fun

Cougar Morrison shares why ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ is so much fun

Cougar Morrison stands out among the – what is the collective noun for drag performers? Cougar Morrison stands out among the ‘priscilla’ of local drag performers. She can sing, but is still able to lip sync with the best of them, she’s got a compelling backstory and is at home on a cabaret stage as […]

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Penny Wong biographer Margaret Simons’ tale of tenacity

Penny Wong biographer Margaret Simons’ tale of tenacity

Walkley Award winning journalist Margaret Simons is no stranger to writing about people who don’t want to talk. But writing a biography about a person who initially wanted no part in the project took years of persistence. Simons will release the unauthorised biography of one of Australia’s most private public figures, Penny Wong: Passion and […]

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Activist Sally Rugg recalls the fight for marriage equality

Activist Sally Rugg recalls the fight for marriage equality

LGBTIQ+ activist Sally Rugg has returned to Perth to celebrate the launch of her new book How Powerful We Are. The prominent marriage equality campaigner and executive director of Change.org spoke to Leigh Andrew Hill on RTRFM’s All Things Queer earlier today. How did growing up in Perth shape your activism? It’s where I grew […]

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