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NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

New South Wales Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSWGLRL) have released the findings of a community survey examining the effects of COVID-19 on the LGBTIQ+ community. Beginning in May, NSW GLRL surveyed the state’s LGBTIQ+ community on demographics, employment, mental health, wellbeing, relationships and healthcare. NSW GLRL co-convener Jack Whitney says the results show the […]

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LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

A new study from the University of Tasmania focusing on the health and social needs of LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world has shone a light on the need for increased funding and accessibility of services. The Australian first conducted by UTas researchers surveyed LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians and revealed concerns surrounding mental health, loneliness, health care […]

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Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA have delivered an update today, outlining some of their plans for 2020 and bidding farewell to two members of the committee. In an email to members, Pride WA Secretary Curtis Ward has addressed the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and how that may effect this year’s events calendar. “We are in no doubt that PrideFEST […]

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The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The WA AIDS Council, the National Association of People Living With HIV (NAPWHA) and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have all raised concern over the WA government’s Prison Amendments Bill 2020. The leading HIV organisations in Australia have described the McGowan government as ignoring science in relation to the bill. OUTinPerth has put […]

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Concern that HIV bill will be rushed through under the guise of COVID-19

Concern that HIV bill will be rushed through under the guise of COVID-19

The chair of the WA AIDS Council has raised concern that the controversial Prison Amendments bill will be rushed through parliament under the guise of COVID-19. The WA Legislative Council is set to debate the bill this afternoon. Health experts have raised alarm over the introduction of the bill that will allow prison officials to […]

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Cher releases new ABBA track to support UNICEF

Cher releases new ABBA track to support UNICEF

Cher’s teased that she’s going to release more ABBA tunes after the success of her last album Dancing Queen, and now we’ve got something new.  Now she’s put out a Spanish language version of Chiquitita and all the profits will be going to UNICEF to support children affected by COVID-19. It’s not the first time there has […]

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Report suggests LGBTIQ+ people affected more by COVID-19

Report suggests LGBTIQ+ people affected more by COVID-19

A new report has suggested that LGBTIQ+ people are impacted more by COVID-19 than the wider population. OutRight Action International has released a report, Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ people, documenting effects of the pandemic on LGBTIQ people. The group says while the COVID-19 pandemic leaves no country and no […]

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Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Lockdown restrictions relaxed but your sex life might still be on hold

Western Australia has relaxed the restrictions on people meeting due to COVID-19, allowing up to ten people to gather together while maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres from each person, but health organisations say it’s not time to restart your casual sex life. ACON, NSW’s leading sexuality and gender diverse and HIV health organisation […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates say revised blood donation ban is not enough

LGBTIQ+ advocates say revised blood donation ban is not enough

Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates continue to urge the government to lift the ban on blood donations for men who have sex with men, asking to shift the focus from gay sex to unsafe sex. The Australian Red Cross’ blood service Lifeblood has announced the blood donation governing body, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, has agreed to reduce […]

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San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus praise health care workers

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus praise health care workers

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir have released an impressive virtual choir recording which saw 150 members of the group performing from their own homes due to the regions COVID-19 lock down. In a tribute to people on the front line of fighting the virus they performed a mash-up of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors and Sara Baraeilles song Brave.  […]

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