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DaBaby meets with HIV organisations to learn about stigma

DaBaby meets with HIV organisations to learn about stigma

Rapper DaBaby has met with representatives from nine different HIV advocacy groups to learn more about people living with the virus, and how their lives are affected by stigma and discrimination. The American musician was in a storm of controversy last month after he made a series of derogatory comments about people living with virus […]

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Victoria to expand anti-hate laws to cover sexuality, gender, sex & HIV status

Victoria to expand anti-hate laws to cover sexuality, gender, sex & HIV status

Victorian Aboriginal, multicultural and multifaith groups, human rights, women’s and LGBTIQ+ rights organisations have come together to welcome today’s commitment by the Victorian Government’s to strengthen the state’s anti-hate protections. The Australian-first legislation would expand the state’s anti-vilification protections to cover sexuality, HIV status, gender, sex, and disability, as well as race and religion as […]

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DaBaby deletes his apology just one week after posting it

DaBaby deletes his apology just one week after posting it

DaBaby had a few goes at apologising for homophobic comments he made during a recent concert, but it seems his remorse was short lived. Just a week after posting his apology to his Instagram account he’s now deleted it. While music stars including Elton John, Madonna and DuLipa have criticised his ill informed comments about […]

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On This Gay Day: Victorian Police raided the Tasty Nightclub

Victorian Police raid Tasty, resulting in a $10 million lawsuit On the 7th of August 1994, dozens of police officers entered the Tasty club night in Melbourne, then detained and strip searched, and in some cases cavity searched, 463 people over seven hours. Tasty was a regular club night that was known as a popular […]

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DaBaby issues a new apology as he’s dropped from festivals

DaBaby issues a new apology as he’s dropped from festivals

Rapper DaBaby has issued a fresh apology for comments he made about people living with HIV. The rapper faced a backlash online after he made comments about AIDS during his performance at a music festival in Miami, and shortly afterwards released a violent music video. At his show the musician invited people to turn on […]

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Rapper DaBaby releases video addressing AIDS comments controversy

Rapper DaBaby releases video addressing AIDS comments controversy

American rapper DaBaby has doubled down on the recent controversy over his comments about HIV, releasing a new video which sees him hold a sign reading “AIDS” before shooting two men standing beside him. The clip is for his latest track Giving What It’s Supposed To Give and it sees the musician appearing in court, being arrested […]

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On This Gay Day: The acronym AIDS is proposed in Washington

The acronym AIDS is first proposed in 1982 On this day in 1982 the acronym AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is first proposed at a meeting in Washington. The meeting brought together leaders of the LGBT+ communities, health experts and people from the US Centre for Disease Control who agreed that the term GRID (Gay […]

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Australian HIV projects receive major funding boost from international grant

Australian HIV projects receive major funding boost from international grant

Gilead Sciences Australia New Zealand today announced the Australian recipients of the Gilead Getting to Zero Grant Program 2021, a global initiative supporting projects aimed at getting to zero new HIV infections. The first Australian Grant recipient is a new project by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) in partnership with the Anwernekenhe National […]

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On This Gay Day: The first report about AIDS is published

On This Gay Day: The first report about HIV/AIDS was published in 1981 It’s often reported that the first information about what would later be identified as HIV/AIDS was when on 5 June 1981 the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention published a notice about gay men who had died rare, and usually curable […]

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NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

NSW Labor MP Penny Sharpe quits frontbench over blood testing laws

New South Wales Labor MP Penny Sharpe has resigned from her position on the front-bench over the party’s support for mandatory blood testing laws. In a letter to Labor leader Jodi McKay, Sharpe resigned as a the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and from her positions as the Shadow Minister for […]

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