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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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OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

OutRight launch COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ+ Emergency Fund

Global LGBTIQ+ advocacy group OutRight Action International have today announced the launch of the OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The initiative will offer emergency financial resources to LGBTIQ+ organisations across the world who are supporting people impacted by COVID-19, and support OutRight’s work in documenting and responding to the effects of the crisis on […]

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ACON launch online COVID-19 information portal for LGBTIQ+ folks

ACON launch online COVID-19 information portal for LGBTIQ+ folks

NSW’s peak LGBTIQ+ health organisation ACON have launched a new online portal for COVID-19 information relevant to LGBTIQ+ communities. The digital hub provides resources and links for relevant and up-to-date information regarding the pandemic for LGBTIQ+ folks and people living with HIV, with categories covering sex, PrEP, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mental health, […]

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NAPWHA address community concerns about antiretroviral drug supply

NAPWHA address community concerns about antiretroviral drug supply

The National Association of People with HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA) have issued a statement addressing growing community concern about accessibility to antiretroviral medication used to treat HIV. The health advocacy organisation says there is no need for alarm and it is important not to spark consumer panic and create unnecessary anxiety. In their statement the group makes […]

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Leo Varadkar returns to medicine to help out during COVID-19 crisis

Leo Varadkar returns to medicine to help out during COVID-19 crisis

Irish PM Leo Varadkar has reactivated his medical licence and will return to working as a doctor one day a week. Ireland’s leader was a GP before he entered politics, and now he’s doing his part during the COVID-19 crisis by heading back into the hospital to help hands on. His office confirmed to the […]

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Pink reveals she had tested positive for COVID-19

Pink reveals she had tested positive for COVID-19

Superstar entertainer Pink has revealed she and her young son tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus several weeks ago. The singer shared that they’ve both recovered from the infection after two weeks in isolation and have now tested negative. Pink announced that she’ll be donating a million dollars to help fight the virus. The singer, […]

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Melbourne’s Jewish radio station apologises for homophobic broadcast

Melbourne’s Jewish radio station apologises for homophobic broadcast

Melbourne’s Jewish radio station J-AIR have issued an apology after broadcasting a syndicated show that suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic was a “designer drug” sent from God to eradicate homosexuality before the arrival of the Messiah. The claim was made during the Tamar Yonah Show. The host’s guest was Rabbi Mendel Kessin. Yonah is a radio personality […]

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HIV researcher Gita Ramjee dies of COVID-19 related illness

HIV researcher Gita Ramjee dies of COVID-19 related illness

World renowned HIV researcher Professor Gita Ramjee has passed away from a COVID-19 related illness. The 64 year old scientist was well known for her work in the field of HIV. Professor Ramjee was the chief scientific officer at the Aurum Institute, a leading authority in the field of HIV and Tuberculosis. Throughout her career […]

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