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Covid-19 pushes ‘Better Together’ conference to mid 2022

Covid-19 pushes ‘Better Together’ conference to mid 2022

Better Together 2022, Australia’s 5th national LGBTIQ+ conference, which was scheduled to be held in far-north Queensland in January has been pushed back until mid-2022. The conference from The Equality Project aims to facilitate conversations about LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia, and share our ideas and experiences and build bridges between diverse communities. Organisers announced the decision […]

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Get out the city and head to the Chittering Spring Festival

Get out the city and head to the Chittering Spring Festival

The Chittering Spring Festival will return to the Shire of Chittering during the first three weeks of Spring 2021. Over 4,000 visitors are expected to attend the various events at this family-friendly festival which feature the delights of Chittering, just one hour’s drive from the Perth metro area. Visitors can peruse the market stalls selling […]

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The rainbow flag flies over Sydney as Mardi Gras begins

The rainbow flag flies over Sydney as Mardi Gras begins

Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully officially launched the 2020 Sydney Mardi Gras season on Friday with the raising of the rainbow flag above Sydney’s Town Hall. The gay pride flag will fly above Sydney Town Hall throughout the Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations until Sunday 1 March. Marking the 42nd anniversary of the street march […]

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Which are the safest countries for LGBTIQ+ travellers?

Which are the safest countries for LGBTIQ+ travellers?

Thinking of taking a holiday in the new year? Travel website Asher and Lyric have ranked all the countries in the world to work out which ones are the safest for LGBTIQ+ travellers, and which ones you should definitely stay clear of. Their team looked at criteria including the legalisation of same-sex marriage, workers rights, […]

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Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia’s LGBTIQ+ tourism industry on show in NYC

Australia will be promoted as a travel destination for LGBTIQ+ tourists when Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia (GALTA) head to New York this week to promote the best the country has on offer. Some 700 delegates from some 50 countries have registered to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Tourism Assn (IGLTA) 36Th Annual Global […]

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Mark the dates for Mardi Gras 2019 in your diary

Mark the dates for Mardi Gras 2019 in your diary

The Mardi Gras parade will roll along Sydney’s Oxford Street on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Following the massive celebrations of the parade’s 40th anniversary in 2018 people are encouraged to book flights and accommodation early if they want to make the most of next year’s event. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have shared that […]

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Van Dykes: Connections, Camping & Community

Being an avid road-tripper and aspirational Van owner, I was pretty excited when I came across the newly formed Van Dyke group on Facebook. I joined with the intention of buying a camper in the near future and promptly forgot about it until fate stepped in a few short weeks later and ‘forced’ me to […]

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How about getting married on a cruise?

How about getting married on a cruise?

Ever imaged getting married in a luxurious and exotic  location? How about on board a cruise ship? Celebrity Cruises have just announced that as of today same-sex couples can get married on their vessels. The cruise company can now cater to LGBTI couples because their ships are registered in Malta, where new laws allowing same […]

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Rottnest Island: A day at the beach is so close

Rottnest Island: A day at the beach is so close

Rather than spending a fortune and months of planning on an overseas getaway, why not just take a quick break somewhere much closer to home. With just a few days of summer remaining, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the beach. Rottnest has to be one of the best choices for […]

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Escape the city on Rottnest Island this Summer

Escape the city on Rottnest Island this Summer

  Rottnest Island is one of Western Australia’s famous top destinations to travel. It has a rich history where it served as a prison and military base, but it is well known for its unique animals, flora and fauna and the beaches. It’s a popular destination for school leavers, music festivals such as Castaway and […]

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