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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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The Australian Lesbian Medical Association have research grant on offer

The Australian Lesbian Medical Association have research grant on offer

The Australian Lesbian Medical Association has announced that their 2021 funding round of research grants to the total value of $20,000 over two years has been extended to the 25th June. The aim of the grant is to support research projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian and same-sex attracted women […]

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Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney celebrates with a Covid-safe Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade took over the Sydney Cricket Ground last night in a dazzling display of self-expression, proving that not even a global pandemic can stop LGBTQI+ communities rising together in pride and passion. A stadium crowd of 36,000 spectators cheered on as 5,000 marchers, from over 120 parade entries, […]

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Religion and sexuality clash in Ladyhawke and Broods’ ‘Guilty Love’

Religion and sexuality clash in Ladyhawke and Broods’ ‘Guilty Love’

One of our favourite music makers Ladyhawke (‘Pip’ Brown) returns with the new single and video for Guilty Love featuring BROODS. It’s the first single from Ladyhawke’s anticipated new album due for release later this year. It comes hot on the heels of her successful River single which saw her collaborate with PNAU. Pip says […]

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