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Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Review | Just Friends lights up Perth Queer Film Festival’s opening night

Just Friends | The Backlot Perth | Sept 12 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  WA’s third Perth International Queer Film Festival opened with a bang last night, with a jam-packed screening of four short films and an excellent full-length feature from the Netherlands – Just Friends. Of the four shorts that prefaced the film, Australia’s own Papercut […]

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Accused Dutch attacker claims he was provoked by gay couple

Accused Dutch attacker claims he was provoked by gay couple

Authorities have heard that suspects in a recent attack on a gay couple in the Netherlands have claimed they were provoked by the pair. The lawyer of one of the five men accused of attacking Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes has said that it was the couple who threw the first punch, and denies reports […]

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Dutch politicians hold hands in public to combat homophobia

Dutch politicians hold hands in public to combat homophobia

Straight male members of parliament in the Netherlands are publicly holding hands in response to a homophobic attack. Last week, two gay teenagers were hospitalised after being abused and attacked in the city of Arnhem. Arrests have been made since the incident, including a 14-year-old boy. The hashtag #allemannenhandinhand (all men hand-in-hand) has taken off […]

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Provocative gay app ads allowed to remain in Netherlands

Advertisements for a gay hook-up app featured around The Netherlands will be allowed to remain after a ruling from the Advertising Standards Board. PinkNews have reported that the eye-catching posters around Amsterdam, The Hague and other major Dutch cities have garnered a number of complaints from the public. One such complaint lodged with the ASB […]

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France end blood donation ban for same sex attracted men

France end blood donation ban for same sex attracted men

  French authorities will end blanket bans on donating blood for gay and bisexual men. The bans, which are a relic of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, prevented any male who has sex with other men from ever donating blood in the country. The Netherlands recently took similar action, ending their discriminatory policy just […]

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