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Iceland may remove blood donation ban for gay men

Iceland may remove blood donation ban for gay men

Iceland may be reconsidering its policy of banning all gay men from donating blood after the country’s health department highlighted that almost as many heterosexual people contact the virus. Last year the Health Directorate noted that the incidence of HIV between homosexual and heterosexual people almost identical, 150 to 148 cases. When HIV first emerged […]

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Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Sigur Ros reveal their special marriage equality T-shirt

Icelandic band Sigur Ros have revealed the special promotional t-shirt they’ll be selling on their upcoming Australian tour to aid marriage equality. The band were inspired to create the new design after Perth based religious leader Margaret Court made a series of controversial comments about marriage equality and transgender children. The comments lead to a […]

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Australian couple fearing transphobic attacks file for asylum in Iceland

Australian couple fearing transphobic attacks file for asylum in Iceland

R An Australian couple have reportedly filed for asylum in Iceland for humanitarian reasons claiming that they fear for their lives in Australia due to attitudes towards homosexuality and being transgender. Stephanie McCarthy and Ashley Ihasz raised money through a GoFundMe campaign to make the trip to Iceland. McCarthy was the victim of a widely […]

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Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Sigur Rós to raise funds for marriage equality at Court Arena

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós have announced their support of marriage equality ahead of a scheduled appearance at the Margaret Court Arena next month. The band have responded to comments from the arena’s namesake against equal marriage rights and the LGBTQIA+ community in Australia, celebrating their own nation’s progress in a public statement. “Our next Melbourne show […]

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Jonathan Duffy on comics, podcasting and making the move to Iceland

Back in 2011 Jonathan Duffy caught Australia’s attention when he appeared in his autobiographical documentary The Doctor’s Wife. The culture clash film follows Duffy and his Doctor boyfriend as they move from Brisbane to Mundubdera is rural Queensland. The comedian also came to Perth for Fringe World, getting rave reviews for his show Without Me […]

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Heiðrik releases stunning video for ‘Boy’

Heiðrik releases stunning video for ‘Boy’

Heiðrik has released a video for his track Boy. The touching video shows a young boy playing dress-ups and exploring his femininity. The singer from the Faroe Islands released his stunning album Funeral last year and it’s been a favourite of the OUTinPerth team. Check out the beautiful video and haunting tune below.  

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Icelandic artist Heidrik covers a Spice Girls classic

Icelandic artist Heidrik covers a Spice Girls classic

Iceland based musician Heidrik has delivered a new spin on a pop classic from the Spice Girls. The multi-talented artist, originally from the Faroe Islands, has just released his second LP Funeral which is available on Spotify.  Heidrik has also covered the Spice Girls hit, Say You’ll Be There, in chilled-out acoustic style. Check it out below.

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Out Prime Minister of Luxembourg marries his partner

Out Prime Minister of Luxembourg marries his partner

  Xavier Bettel, the openly gay Prime Minister of Luxembourg, married his long term partner on Friday last week. The ceremony between Bettel and his now husband, Gauthier Destinay, was officiated by the mayor of Luxembourg City who has been a friend of the Prime Minister for decades. “I wouldn’t have thought that 33 years later […]

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Teeth and Tongue: Half A World Away

Teeth and Tongue: Half A World Away

New Zealand born Jess Cornelius fronts Melbourne band Teeth and Tongue. When it came time to work on the bands upcoming fourth album the songwriter signed up to an opportunity that took her to the other side of the globe. The songwriter signed up for an artistic residency program in Northern Iceland. Surrounded by snow […]

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Did Fiji’s PM break the law with his ‘Iceland’ comments?

Did Fiji’s PM break the law with his ‘Iceland’ comments?

LGBTI activists in Fiji have suggested that the countries Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama may have broken the law last week when he recommended that women who wanted to get married to other women should move to Iceland. Fijian lawyer and LGBT activist Aman Ravindra-Singh suggested the PM had breached Section 26 of the country’s constitution by inciting hatred […]

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