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On This Gay Day: The Pride flag was raised for the first time

The Pride flag was flown for the first time in 1978 The rainbow flag that is a symbol for the LGBTI+ communities was created by designer Gilbert Baker for San Francisco’s Freedom Day celebrations in 1978. Originally the flag had eight colours but since 1979 it has usually had six colours. The colors were determined to […]

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The search is on for outstanding LGBTIQA+ people in NSW

The search is on for outstanding LGBTIQA+ people in NSW

Nominations for Honour Awards 2022 are now open and organisers are inviting people to shine a light on individuals and organisations whose efforts have made a difference to the lives of LGBTQ people in NSW. First held in 2007, the Honour Awards celebrates outstanding service to, and achievements within, LGBTQ communities in NSW. Organised by […]

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Top Australian employers for LGBTIQA+ inclusion named

Top Australian employers for LGBTIQA+ inclusion named

The NRMA, KPMG, Capgemini and the Boston Consulting Group are among some of this year’s top employers announced at this year’s Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards held in Sydney on Friday night. For the second year in a row, information technology services and consulting company Capgemini Australia was named ‘Employer of the Year’, while global consulting […]

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US politician Ian Mackey delivers powerful speech against trans bans

US politician Ian Mackey delivers powerful speech against trans bans

A politician in Missouri USA has delivered a passionate speech articulating the life-long discrimination that many members of the LGBTIQA+ community experience. Ian Mackey was incensed that some of the Republican members in his the assembly had added an amendment to a bill that would limit transgender people from playing sport. The original bill was […]

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Liberals endorse Katherine Deves as candidate for Warringah

Liberals endorse Katherine Deves as candidate for Warringah

Katherine Deves, the founder of Save Women’s Sport has been endorsed by the Liberal party to be their candidate for the New South Wales seat of Warringah at the federal election. Deves is among nine candidates announced today by the party. Preselection in the New South Wales division was taken over by a three person […]

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Liberal VP Teena McQueen wants more laws against transgender people

Liberal VP Teena McQueen wants more laws against transgender people

Liberal party Vice-President Teena McQueen has declared she’s a supporter of Senator Claire Chandler’s bill, but also wants more legislation to be introduced to restrict transgender people. Earlier this week Prime Minister Scott Morrison publicly endorsed a private member’s bill from Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler. Dubbed the ‘Save Women’s Sport’ bill, it would allow sporting […]

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Flint voices her support for Chandler Bill saying it should cover children

Flint voices her support for Chandler Bill saying it should cover children

Retiring South Australian Liberal MP Nicole Flint has voiced her support for Senator Claire Chandler’s bill that would amend the Sex Discrimination Act so that sporting groups would be able to discriminate against transgender girls and women. Writing an opinion piece in The Australian, Flint said that is was clear that both men and young […]

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Bridget Archer says Claire Chandler is pushing a ‘vanity bill’

Bridget Archer says Claire Chandler is pushing a ‘vanity bill’

Liberal MP Bridget Archer has spoken out against Senator Chandler’s proposed bill that would allow discrimination against transgender women in the sporting arena. The outspoken MP said the legislation put forward by fellow Tasmanian was a “vanity bill”. Her criticism of the bill comes just days after it was endorsed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. […]

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Alter Boy get ready for a massive Perth Festival show

Alter Boy get ready for a massive Perth Festival show

  Local sensations Alter Boy are playing a massive show for the Festival Perth this Saturday. The six-person powerhouse, comprising three deaf/hard-of-hearing members, continues to influence a greater understanding of how deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals experience the power of music through their dark, shiny pop hits all performed in Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Celebrated for transforming the […]

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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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