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Once In Royal David’s City: Michael Gow gets personal and political

Black Swan State Theatre Company are about to begin their 2017 season with a work from one of Australia’s most brilliant and recognisable playwrights. You may know Michael Gow from studying his celebrated work Away during your time at high school, but the award winning artist is much more than an entry in the curriculum. […]

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First transgender man enters Japanese government

First transgender man enters Japanese government

Tomoya Hasoda has become the first trans man elected to public office in Japan, landing a seat of the Iruma City Council. Hasoda follows in the footsteps of Kamikawa Aya, the first trans woman elected in Japan back in 2003. The medical science graduate hopes that at just 25 years of age he can meet […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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Premier Colin Barnett shows his sense of humour at The Court

Premier Colin Barnett shows his sense of humour at The Court

Relaxed and showing his sense of humour, Premier Colin Barnett spoke about his government’s achievements during a campaign event at The Court Hotel last night. The event was organised by members of the LGBTI+ community for Eleni Evangel, the current member for Perth who faces a tough election battle against Labor’s John Carey. Following an […]

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Is Leo Varadkar on course to be Ireland’s next Taoiseach?

There’s growing speculation that Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s openly gay Minister for Social Protection, is next in line to be the country’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach). There have been suggestions that current Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny might step down from leading the country next month. Following mounting leadership speculation Kenny said he would deal with the […]

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Australian Christian Lobby: Rainbow flags shouldn’t be on public land

Australian Christian Lobby: Rainbow flags shouldn’t be on public land

The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a new campaign arguing that rainbow flags associated with the LGBT+ community should not be flown on public land. The ACL says the ACT government has made a poor decision by flying the rainbow flag along Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Garema Place in Canberra. The group’s Managing Director Lyle Shelton said […]

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Michelle Bachman says Gays, Blacks and Islamic Terrorists are conspiring

Michelle Bachman, the former US Congresswoman and adviser to President Donald Trump claims that gays, the Black Lives Matter movement and radical Islamic supremacists are conspiring to destroy America. Bachman made the accusation during an interview with World Net Daily. Commentating on a story about non-Muslim women wearing headscarves during recent protests, the conservative commentator […]

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Pauline Hanson stands by candidate

Pauline Hanson stands by candidate

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is standing by her candidate who said LGBT people were out to destroy families. Speaking to the Courier Mail, Senator Hanson reportedly laughed off incident and declared that the social media post attributed to Tracey Bell-Henselin were not homophobic. “They are not homophobic comments at all,” Senator Hanson said. “That […]

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One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

One Nation’s Tracey Bell-Henselin: “LGBTI is out to destroy families”

A third One Nation candidate is facing criticism for their social media comments about people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex. The Courier Mail has highlighted social media comments attributed to Tracey Bell-Henselin, who is the party’s candidate for Queensland state seat of Glasshouse. Among the comments Bell-Henselin is alleged to have posted […]

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Dumped One Nation candidate says the party acted too quickly

Dumped One Nation candidate says the party acted too quickly

Dumped One Nation candidate Shan Ju Lin has released a statement saying the party dumped her as a candidate without leader Pauline Hanson speaking to her directly. Lin said the decision to remove her as a candidate for the party had more to do with James Ashby, Pauline Hanson’s gay Chief of Staff, than the […]

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