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Jessica Stern appointed as US Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ rights

Jessica Stern appointed as US Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ rights

Jessica Stern, the Executive Director of rights advocacy group OutRight Action International will be stepping down from her role to take up the position of US Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons in the Biden administration. President Joe Biden announced the appointment on Friday, noting that the position existed under the previous […]

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Shelley Argent shares she has been diagnosed with acute leukemia

Shelley Argent shares she has been diagnosed with acute leukemia

Shelley Argent, one of Australia’s most dedicated fighters for LGBTIQ+ rights, has shared that she has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. Argent shared her diagnosis on social media saying the prognosis was not positive. “Age and other factors rule out effective treatment. Realistically, I may or may not be here at Christmas. Of course, I […]

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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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Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

Liberal MP Nicolle Flint announces she’s leaving politics

South Australian Liberal MP Nicolle Flint has announced she’s quitting politics and will not stand at the next federal election. Flint declared that she would not recontest her seat of Boothby and would be bowing out of politics. During her time in parliament Flint has faced a barrage of sexist and demeaning commentary, memorably making […]

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Russell T Davies’ new drama ‘It’s a Sin’ to screen on Stan in Australia

Russell T Davies’ new drama ‘It’s a Sin’ to screen on Stan in Australia

It’s a Sin, the new drama from Queer as Folk writer Russell T Davies will screen on Stan in Australia early in 2021. The program features Years & Years singer Olly Alexander alongside Stephen Fry, Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, Shaun Dooley, Tracey Ann Oberman and a stack of fresh talent. It’s set in London in the […]

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Cazwell is back at the ‘Ice-cream Truck’ for a second helping

Cazwell is back at the ‘Ice-cream Truck’ for a second helping

Cazwell is marking the 10th anniversary of his tune Ice-cream Truck by releasing a new version of the tune. The new video features a lot of the models who were in the original clip, but the musician has decided to focus on improving representation of trans men by including them in the clip. Artist and trans […]

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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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Jackie Weaver takes over a drag bar in new film ‘Stage Mother’

Australian acting legend Jacki Weaver is heading to a gay bar in her new film Stage Mother. When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this […]

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Lizzo teams up with the Queer Eye cast for an animated video

Lizzo teams up with the Queer Eye cast for an animated video

Lizzo has teamed up with the Queer Eye cast for a lyric video to accompany her track Soulmate. The boys didn’t need to take any time out of their schedule though, it’s all completely animated. The track features on Lizzo’s 2019 album Cuz I Love You. The track embodies Lizzo’s message of self love and […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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