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Indian comedian Kanan Gill to tour Australia

Indian comedian Kanan Gill to tour Australia

Kanan Gill is one of the many comics heading to the Perth International Comedy Festival this year. The Indian stand-up comedy and YouTube superstar is coming down-under for the very first time with his solo show Teetar! In this personal, observational and deeply stupid follow-up to his wildly successful 2017 tour, Kanan juggles thoughts and […]

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Homosexuality decriminalised in India, ending colonial era law

Homosexuality decriminalised in India, ending colonial era law

India’s Supreme Court has overturned the law which made homosexual sex illegal. Today the court ended months of anticipation when it announced the law was unconstitutional. Today on Thursday 5th September 2018, India’s Supreme Court ruled to abolish the colonial-era, Section 377 of the Penal Code. The country has a population of 1.3 billion and and […]

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Around the globe radio gives a voice to LGBT people

Around the globe radio gives a voice to LGBT people

Melbourne has a 24 hour gay radio station with JOY 94.9, and Perth’s RTRFM 92.1 has had a succession of gay focused radio programs over it’s four decades including All Things Queer which airs on Wednesday mornings. While gay programs on Australian radio have played a big part in giving the queer community a voice in […]

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Award winning film ‘Moonlight’ censored in India

Award winning film ‘Moonlight’ censored in India

Award winning queer film Moonlight won’t make a lot of sense to audiences in India after the government’s censorship board ruled that a pivotal scene be cut from the film. Barry Jenkins’ award winning film has been scooping up awards and gaining widespread praise for it’s powerful and understated portrayal of an African American man at […]

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‘Lion’ starring Dev Patel is a mighty fine film

Lion | Staring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman | Opens Thursday Jan 19 | ★★★★★ Saroo Brierley’s life makes an incredibly captivating story. Last year I heard Saroo, who was adopted by an Australian couple, talking to Richard Fidler on ABC radio about his journey to find his biological family. It’s one of those tales that […]

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The Pearl Fishers: Diving Deep for Inspiration

The Pearl Fishers: Diving Deep for Inspiration

The WA Opera is presenting The Pearl Fishers at His Majesty’s Theatre from 25 October – 5 November. Bizet’s great opera that was first performed in 1863 is set in ancient Ceylon and tells the tale of two men whose long friendship may be damaged by their love for the same woman. Robert Kemp created […]

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Defying Gravity: Karma – Journey across the Indian Ocean with WAAPA

Defying Gravity: Karma – Journey across the Indian Ocean with WAAPA

WAAPA is bringing together percussion music from across the Indian Ocean for a celebration of the ancient and modern sounds of India, Persia and Australia. Persian musicians Arman Abednia and Iman Sepahsalari play traditional instruments like the do-taar, tonbak and daf, while percussionist Tao Issaro blends Persian love songs with magical imagery and exotic percussion […]

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PhD student claims gay students use Grindr to cheat in exams

PhD student claims gay students use Grindr to cheat in exams

A PhD student in India has complained that gay students are using Grindr to cheat in exams. A pamphlet reportedly from student Amit Kumar Maurya has quickly spread across the internet, with news outlets reporting that the student has been handing out his pamphlet to other students at Mubai’s Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR). […]

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India’s transgender take on Pharrell’s tune will make you happy

India’s transgender take on Pharrell’s tune will make you happy

India’s latest musical success is a band of transgender women who have launched their career with a cover of Pharrell Williams’ tune ‘Happy’. 6 Pack feature 6 transgender performers who’s first release features a number of original songs alongside their cover of Willam’s hut tune. They’ve also teamed up with well known Indian singer Sonu […]

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Landmark Indian Ad Features Lesbian Couple

Landmark Indian Ad Features Lesbian Couple

Indian clothing label Anouk Ethnic has released a television commercial featuring a lesbian couple preparing to meet one another’s parents. Within 10 days of its initial screening, the short film titled The Visit had tabulated over 3 million views across the globe. It is the first advertisement in India to feature a lesbian couple. India […]

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