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Justin Thomas dropped by long term sponsor Ralph Lauren

Justin Thomas dropped by long term sponsor Ralph Lauren

Professional golfer Justin Thomas has been dumped by long-time sponsor Ralph Lauren following his use of a gay slur on the course earlier this week. Thomas quickly said he was deeply apologetic after he got frustrated during the third round of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The golfer, who is defending the $US 6.7 […]

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Court rules child does not need both parent’s permission to access puberty blockers

Court rules child does not need both parent’s permission to access puberty blockers

A Queensland judge has granted permission for a transgender child to access puberty blockers without the consent of both parents. The landmark ruling will allow the 13 year old to access puberty blockers, and will overrule a previous ruling that both parents must give permission for the medical treatment to commence. The court heard that […]

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Mardi Gras cancels several events due to COVID-19

Mardi Gras cancels several events due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to dramatically alter their program for 2021 with several popular events off the schedule. Recent updates in New South Wales relating to gatherings and dancefloors made it clear that many events you might typically see during the Mardi Gras Festival cannot proceed. The Party, Laneway, […]

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New ABS guidelines welcomed but LGBTIQ+ still absent from Census

New ABS guidelines welcomed but LGBTIQ+ still absent from Census

National LGBTIQ+ advocates have welcomed the new guidelines from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) regarding data collection on sex, gender, sexual orientation and variations of sex characteristics. Formerly named the Sex and Gender Standard, the new document expands the scope to include Sex, Gender, Variation of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables. LGBTIQ+ Health […]

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia launch new name and strategic plan

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia launch new name and strategic plan

Australia’s peak body for LGBTIQ+ health has revealed its new name and launched their Strategic Plan for the next three years. Formerly known as National LGBTI Health Alliance, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia made the name change after consultation with members and staff, hoping to reflect the organisation’s aspirations for nation focus on our communities’ health. “Our […]

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Sydney pool questioned over invasive transgender rules

Sydney pool questioned over invasive transgender rules

A Sydney pool has been inundated with questions after they posted a policy on their website saying only transgender women who had “undergone a gender reassignment surgery” could access their facilities. McIver’s Ladies Baths in the Sydney suburb of Coogee has a long history. According to a National Trust report on the baths, they have been […]

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Pro golfer Justin Thomas apologises for gay slur

Pro golfer Justin Thomas apologises for gay slur

Pro golfer Justin Thomas, currently ranked No. 3 in the world, has apologised for using a gay slur on the course. Thomas said he was deeply apologetic after he got frustrated during the third round of the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The golfer, who is defending the $US 6.7 million dollar event, missed a […]

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“Bruh, everyone knows YOU didn’t do that” – Turnbull claims marriage equality

“Bruh, everyone knows YOU didn’t do that” – Turnbull claims marriage equality

Australian rapper Briggs has had a dig at Malcolm Turnbull on Twitter, prompting the former Prime Minister to claim making marriage equality happen as one of his achievements while in office. “Imagine you had half the spine you pretend you have now when you had the job?” Briggs asked Turnbull on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. […]

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Mexican Doritos ad showing acceptance of gay son goes viral

Mexican Doritos ad showing acceptance of gay son goes viral

A television advertisement for Doritos corn chips that shows a father embracing and accepting his gay son has racked up millions of views. The holiday season commercial made for the Mexican market has clocked up over 14 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube in mid-December. The two minute long advertisement is called ‘El […]

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Tasmanian data leak reveals HIV status of ambulance patients

Tasmanian data leak reveals HIV status of ambulance patients

A major breach of Tasmanian people’s privacy has been described as “horrific” by the Health and Community Services Union. The ABC has revealed that details of every Tasmanian who called an ambulance since November 2020 have been made public online. The data breach includes personal details such as names, gender, HIV status, and the address […]

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