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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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Melbourne’s community radio station rebrands as Joy Media

Melbourne’s community radio station rebrands as Joy Media

Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ focused community radio station JOY 949 has undergone a rebrand and will now be known as Joy Media. Announcing the new name the organisation said it reflected the changing nature of media production which has grown form simply an FM radio station to also including podcasts, training courses and holding live events. “Since […]

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Dirty Versachi returns with new tune ‘Rainbow Light Beam’

Dirty Versachi returns with new tune ‘Rainbow Light Beam’

Dirty Versarchi has returned with a great new tune Rainbow Light Beam. The new track is co-produced by Andrew McEwan (Huntly), mixed by Tim Watt (MUTO, Golden Features) and mastered by Klaus Hill (PNAU, Ministry of Sound). The song explores how boundaries can become blurred and complicated when crossing from friends to lovers. The non-binary artist […]

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Just.Equal calls for end to sacking of LGBTIQA+ teachers in WA

Just.Equal calls for end to sacking of LGBTIQA+ teachers in WA

Advocacy group, Just Equal, has again called on the McGowan Government to change the law and stop discrimination against LGBTIQ+ teachers in faith schools. The call comes after it was reported in The West Australian that another teacher has lost his job following homophobic harassment at a church school. The drama teacher, whose identity has […]

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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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