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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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The big LGBTIQ+ issues discussed at Better Together 2020

The big LGBTIQ+ issues discussed at Better Together 2020

Day One: Better Together 2020  OPINION Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians Perth (PFLAG) have travelled across the country to attend the Better Together LGBTIQ+ Conference 2020 in Melbourne. PFLAG member Kate Salinger filed this report and her reflections from Day One of the Conference. Melbourne looked post apocalyptic as we arrived last night, […]

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Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital voices support for gender clinic

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital voices support for gender clinic

Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital has publicly voiced its support for the research and work done by its gender clinic. Chairman the Hon Rob Knowles and CEO John Stanway have published an open letter saying the hospital is proud to deliver a Gender Service recognised as one of the world’s best. “Our team are considered leaders in […]

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Melbourne Ska Orchestra release new tune and announce national tour

Melbourne Ska Orchestra release new tune and announce national tour

Melbourne Ska Orchestra has today unveiled their new single Good Days Bad Days, lifted from their most recent album One Year Of Ska. The box set album won them the 2019 ARIA Award for Best World Music Album. To celebrate, the epic 25 piece band have announced a huge national tour, which will see them hitting […]

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Police watchdog calls for witnesses to Hares and Hyenas raid

Police watchdog calls for witnesses to Hares and Hyenas raid

IBAC, Victoria’s independent police oversight body, is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed an incident near Hares & Hyenas Bookshop on Johnston Street Fitzroy shortly after 2am on Saturday 11 May 2019 to contact them. Victorian police stormed into the residential apartment attached to the bookshop and in the commotion that followed one of […]

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Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Transgender activist Georgie Stone has been named as the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game hosted by St Kilda Football Club. This year’s match follows the theme ‘I’ll Stand By You’, aimed at promoting the importance of family and support networks in the LGBTIQ community. Stone, who is 2018’s Young Victorian of the […]

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Take a look at Melbourne’s massive marriage equality rally

Take a look at Melbourne’s massive marriage equality rally

Melbourne showed its support for marriage equality with a massive rally in the centre of the city late last month. An estimated 20,000 people attended the event which was the biggest marriage rally Australia has ever seen. The rally features a range of speakers ranging from politicians to comedians like Perth’s Joel Creasey. Proponents of […]

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New anti-LGBTI+ posters found in Melbourne

New anti-LGBTI+ posters found in Melbourne

New anti-gay posters have appeared in Melbourne this week, as Australia ramps up to the postal survey on marriage equality. Buzzfeed have reported the fresh round of posters were found outside the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology at a tram stop over the weekend. The person who discovered the poster – Alice Berkeley – told the […]

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Christopher Pyne says anti-marriage equality posters are ‘wicked’

Christopher Pyne says anti-marriage equality posters are ‘wicked’

Liberal Minister Christopher Pyne says the anti-marriage equality posters that appeared in Melbourne this week are from people with “wicked views”. Pyne, who is a supporter of same-sex marriage, was speaking to ABC radio when he made the comment. The politician said it was important that the debate remain respectful and the best way to […]

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Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

Australian Conservatives say no need for LGBTI community support

The Australian Conservatives’ Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins says the Victorian government has gone too far with its announcement that it will provide additional funding to LGBTI  support services during the period of the marriage survey. The MLC, who defected from the Democratic Labour Party to Cory Bernardi’s newly formed Australian Conservatives in June, said she was […]

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