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More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

OPINION It’s over half a century since the Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village started on Saturday 28th June 1969. With these being seen as a significant event in the battle for LGBTIQ+ rights in the United States, it can however be sobering to consider what has happened, and not happened, since then. To […]

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The Equality Project seek proposals for Better Together 2021 conference

The Equality Project seek proposals for Better Together 2021 conference

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy organisation The Equality Project is calling for proposals for potential sessions at their upcoming Better Together conference in 2021. The group’s fourth national conference is seeking a broad range of LGBTIQ+ and intersectional voices covering topics ranging from culture and identity to health, ageing to allies, and provide a platform to continue […]

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Lesbian Visibility Day: It’s time for respect

Lesbian Visibility Day: It’s time for respect

Since 2008, Lesbian Visibility Day has fallen on April 26 to celebrate the L in LGBTIQ+ and have lesbian voices be heard in our ever expanding community. To mark Lesbian Visibility Day, rural Queensland resident Jane Zerbst shares her experience with OUTinPerth as a lesbian who refuses to be invisible in a place that tells […]

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Drag queen falls asleep on Facebook Live for three hours; Twitter responds

Drag queen falls asleep on Facebook Live for three hours; Twitter responds

Artists and performers are all adjusting to a new world of isolation, with many innovators moving to the online space to keep in touch and entertain their fans. Florida drag performer Anahi Santos set out to perform and connect with her fans this week, and ended up creating some most unexpected content. After performing a […]

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Dolly Diamond signs on as Ambassador for GiveOUT Day

Dolly Diamond signs on as Ambassador for GiveOUT Day

Cabaret star Dolly Diamond has signed on as an Ambassador for GiveOUT Day 2020. The singing and dancing sensation said she hoped to bring awareness to smaller and lesser known community groups. The annual event, held each October, sees fundraising body GiveOUT match community groups fundraising dollar for dollar, while also supplying them with promotional […]

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New York’s queer community praise trans advocate Lorena Borjas

New York’s queer community praise trans advocate Lorena Borjas

New York has become the epicentre of the battle against the COVID-19, with Mayor Bill de Blasio predicting half of the city’s 8 million residents will contract the virus. A field hospital has been set up in Central Park, 41,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus and over 1,000 have died. Among those lost is […]

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Rachel shares her transition journey on ‘First Dates’

Rachel shares her transition journey on ‘First Dates’

The TV show First Dates has a great track record in showing that everybody’s looking for love, and often showcases diversity. The UK version of the show recently featured Rachel Oliver during their Valentine’s Day episode. The former WA resident, who now lives in the UK, approached her first date fearlessly. “It’s Massive!” Rachel says in the […]

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Out for Australia announce Blake Connell as their new CEO

Out for Australia announce Blake Connell as their new CEO

Out for Australia has announced Blake Connell is their new CEO. The board chose Blake following a competitive process culminating in the appointment late in 2019. The organisation aims to help young LGBTI professionals through the early years of their career via supportive mentorships. Connell will take on the CEO role effective immediately, while continuing […]

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Dive into summer with Spank Pool Party this Saturday

Dive into summer with Spank Pool Party this Saturday

Jump into 2020 with a splash at the first ever Spank Pool Party launching at Indian Ocean Hotel this weekend. The new LGBTIQ+ event brings a new offering to the local queer calendar, taking over the pools and dance floors of the Indian Ocean Hotel. “Tantalising cocktails, lounges, your local LGBT+ dance and house DJs… […]

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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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