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Janis Ian says her upcoming album will be her last

Janis Ian says her upcoming album will be her last

Singer Janis Ian has told Independent.ie that her upcoming album The Light At The End of The Line will be her final record. The album to be released on January 21st will be the 22nd record of the folk singer’s career that began with the release of her self-titled debut in 1967. “It is a final statement,” […]

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Australian lesbian pioneer Francesca Curtis dies aged 90

Australian lesbian pioneer Francesca Curtis dies aged 90

Francesca Curtis passed away on Christmas Eve, she was 90 years old. In October 1970, Curtis and her partner Phyllis Papps made history when they became the first lesbians to come out on national television in Australia. Appearing on the ABC program This Day Tonight, Curtis and Papps gave television viewers a glimpse into their life as […]

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New PICA exhibition is inspired by Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists group

New PICA exhibition is inspired by Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists group

A new artwork opening at PICA this week explores feminism, and gay and lesbian liberation, from the perspective of a small community in South Australia called JAFL – the Jewish Adelaide Lesbian Feminists. Alex Martinis Roe’s latest film installation, Coming Home, explores the legacy of kinship practices that began within these movements and the very […]

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On This Gay Day: E.M. Forster finished writing Maurice

On This Gay Day: E.M. Forster finished writing his novel Maurice On this day in 1913 author E.M. Forster finished work on the first draft of his novel Maurice. The book tells the tale of Maurice Hall a young man who develops a romantic relationship with his university friend Clive Durham. His heart is broken when […]

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On This Gay Day: In 1880 Anna Rüling is born in Hamburg

Journalist Anna Rüling, was born on this day in 1880. In 1904 she gave a speech to the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee in Berlin, the first known public statement of the socio-legal problems faced by lesbians. Her actual name was Theodora “Theo” Anna Sprüngli. One of the first modern women to come out as homosexual, she has been described as […]

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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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ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

ACL’s Wendy Francis on consent, abstinence and conspiracy theories

Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby has shared her thoughts on teaching children about consent, saying the government’s approach is fundamentally flawed. The ACL spokesperson says promoting abstinence should be at the centre of sex education, and claims there is a global conspiracy to remove the age of consent, accusing LGBTI groups of being […]

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The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court lists 20 actions for improvement but patrons remain concerned

The Court Hotel has listed 20 actions it’s undertaking to address concerns about safety and culture at the popular venue, but the response from patrons has been mixed, with many saying they’re still unhappy. The most recent wave of complaints about both The Court Hotel and Connections Nightclub was sparked by images of drag performer […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

LGBTIQ+ advocates disappointed with Labor conference outcomes

Rights advocates say Labor’s national conference has improved its LGBTIQ platform but failed to include key reforms, relegating them to the status of resolutions. The draft national platform submitted to Labor’s national conference at the end of March erased many of the LGBTIQ commitments from previous platforms. After lobbying from just.equal and Rainbow Labor it […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Sunburnt Veils’ explores prevalence of racism in elite institutions

Sunburnt Veils by Sara Haghdoosti Wakefield Press Tara received a good bye hug from her mother as she left for her first day Sydney University, but she missed the traditional Iranian first day blessing that she would have received from her grandmother who had died the previous year. Having failed to get the ATAR required […]

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