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Billy Porter says sharing his HIV status has been ‘freeing”

Billy Porter says sharing his HIV status has been ‘freeing”

Actor and singer Billy Porter says public sharing his HIV status earlier this year has been a positive experience, one he describes a “freeing”. Porter was an honouree at the 2021 Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS in West Hollywood last week. “There is a shame component with being Black, with being queer, with having […]

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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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‘Pose’ star Billy Porter shares he is living with HIV

‘Pose’ star Billy Porter shares he is living with HIV

Actor Billy Porter has shared that he is living with HIV, having been diagnosed with the condition 14 years ago. In a cover interview for The Hollywood Reporter, Porter shares that since being diagnosed he had told very few people fearing the stigma and discrimination that so many people living with the virus face. Playing […]

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