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IDAHOBIT: Beyond Marriage Equality – Towards Freedom

May 17th each year marks International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia: IDAHOBIT (Encompassing all LGBTIQ+ bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, attractions, identities and experiences). Originally known as the International Day Against Homophobia, IDAHOBIT was established to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation in 1990. […]

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Northern Territory allows same-gender couples to adopt

Northern Territory allows same-gender couples to adopt

The Northern Territory has this week passed a new bill that will allow same-gender couples to adopt children in the Top End. The Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017 passed through the territory’s sole house of parliament yesterday, bringing the NT in line with the rest of the nation. Previously, same-gender couples in […]

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Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Merry Queermas! A helpful guide to self care this holiday season

Ah, the holidays. For some, Christmas and New Year is about religious or spiritual observance, for others it’s a celebration of the year that has passed and a chance to spend time with loved ones, and for others again it is a time of disconnection and challenges. For the rest – lets be honest – […]

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Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom ’17: What freedoms can we celebrate this PrideFEST season?

Freedom (ˈfriːdəm), noun The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. synonyms: right to, entitlement to; privilege, prerogative, due The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved. synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, emancipation, deliverance I have been mulling over the theme of this year’s PrideFEST and it got me to thinking. Often […]

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The Vic Park Summer Street Party Returns

The Vic Park Summer Street Party Returns

The Vic Park Summer Street Party returns on Sunday 19 November and promises to deliver another great series of attractions to suit all ages and tastes. A crowd of 50,000 is expected to take over the Albany Highway café strip between Dane and Mint Streets and right up in to the Park Centre in East […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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Kids will have endless fun at Jurassic Creatures

Kids will have endless fun at Jurassic Creatures

Jurassic Creatures has opened at Crown Pyramid and it’s promises to fulfill a dinosaur enthusiasts wildest dreams. To test the claim we took the biggest dinosaur obsessives we know to see the show. Benjamin, who is almost three, lives and breathes dinosaurs, so he came along to the interactive exhibition as our guest with his six […]

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Pauline Hanson stands by candidate

Pauline Hanson stands by candidate

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is standing by her candidate who said LGBT people were out to destroy families. Speaking to the Courier Mail, Senator Hanson reportedly laughed off incident and declared that the social media post attributed to Tracey Bell-Henselin were not homophobic. “They are not homophobic comments at all,” Senator Hanson said. “That […]

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One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

A third One Nation candidate is facing criticism for their social media comments about people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex. The Courier Mail has highlighted social media comments attributed to Tracey Bell-Henselin, who is the party’s candidate for Queensland state seat of Glasshouse. Among the comments Bell-Henselin is alleged to have posted […]

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