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Utah pulls HIV campaign after Governor’s office objects to sexual innuendo

Utah pulls HIV campaign after Governor’s office objects to sexual innuendo

The Department of Health in Utah has been forced to pull a massive health promotion campaign designed to stop the spread of HIV after the state’s Governor intervened and demanded the campaign be stopped. The campaign to increase awareness around HIV and safe sex featured websites, billboards and posters, TV and radio ads, alongside hundreds […]

HIV cases in the UK plummet by 71% following PrEP introduction

HIV cases in the UK plummet by 71% following PrEP introduction

New cases of HIV in the United Kingdom have dropped by a whopping 71% since 2012 according to the latest figures. Researchers credit PrEP treatment for the breakthrough. The introduction of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and rapid HIV testing have resulted in a significant downturn in the number of new cases of HIV. Among gay and […]

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Media organisations share dubious story of a transgender doll

Media organisations share dubious story of a transgender doll

A dubious news report suggesting that a transgender doll has been found in a toy shop has been shared by anti-transgender campaigners and right wing news organisations. Mainstream media organisations including Daily Mail Australia and Britain’s The Sun have also shared the story leading to thousands of people sharing their articles online. The report claims that the new […]

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Multiple petitions on ‘Drag Story Time’ launched in Brisbane

Multiple petitions on ‘Drag Story Time’ launched in Brisbane

Several petitions have been launched urging the Brisbane City Council to ban Drag Story Time events from the city’s libraries. At the same time a petition calling for the council to continue its support of diversity initiatives has also been launched. The petitions follow a protest of the children’s event last weekend by Queensland University’s […]

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Family of Wilson Gavin remember their son in open letter

Family of Wilson Gavin remember their son in open letter

The family of Wilson Gavin, who passed away on Monday, have released a statement remembering their son and brother. Gavin was a gay man, the President of the University of Queensland Liberal National Club and was notably involved in protests at a drag queen story time event in Brisbane over the weekend. “To everyone who […]

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Raids on Indonesia’s LGBTQ+ community follow UK rapist’s conviction

Raids on Indonesia’s LGBTQ+ community follow UK rapist’s conviction

Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault. A mayor has ordered raids on the LGBTIQ+ community in the Indonesian city of Depok in West Java in response to a rape conviction in the UK. The Guardian has reported that the mayor of Depok has urged citizens to report LGBTIQ+ people and activity to authorities, […]

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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ community advocates have praised Will Hodgman, saying they hope the outgoing Premier’s successor will also support LGBTIQ equality and inclusion. After almost two decades in politics, the Liberal Premier of Tasmania made the surprise announcement yesterday that he would be stepping away from his role. “As we approach the halfway mark with two […]

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Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

A journalist at CBS in New York has been fired after the revealed the HIV status of a man without his permission and published false information about how the virus can be spread. In early December the company published a story and several social media posts that claimed a man who had allegedly spat at […]

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Young Liberal Wilson Gavin has reportedly died

Young Liberal Wilson Gavin has reportedly died

  Reports have emerged that Wilson Gavin, who made headlines yesterday as part of a protest against a drag story time event in Queensland, has died. Daily Mail have reported that a spokesperson for Queensland Police has confirmed the young gay man has lost his life. Wilson was among the students from Queensland University’s Young […]

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PM Scott Morrison’s approval rating plummets in latest Newspoll

PM Scott Morrison’s approval rating plummets in latest Newspoll

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating have taken a tumble in the latest Newspoll. The poll published today by The Australian shows that the Prime Minister’s handling of the bushfire crisis has seen his personal approval rating drop to its lowest level since he took office. The exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows the Prime […]

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