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On This Gay Day: The 1969 Stonewall Riots started

On This Gay Day: The 1969 Stonewall Riots started

The fight for queer liberation was propelled forward on this day in 1969 when riots broke out in New York following a police raid at the Stonewall Inn. It is the tipping point where the queer community decided it had had enough of discrimination, intolerance and homophobia. Tired of the police raids and ill-treatment the […]

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

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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On This Gay Day: How The West Australian described us in 1989

On This Gay Day: How The West Australian described us in 1989

Why The West apology is 32 years late OPINION: Brian Greig In 1989, the West Australian government tried to decriminalise homosexuality. It had been 100 years since Oscar Wilde had been jailed under similar laws in the UK, but the imported anti-sodomy statutes from colonial times lived on here. All consenting sex between males was […]

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City of Perth considers installing a huge rainbow to promote Pride

City of Perth considers installing a huge rainbow to promote Pride

The City of Perth is considering installing a giant rainbow graphic to show support for the Pride movement. This week councilors endorsed a motion from Councilor Catherine Lezer which will see the city’s staff investigate different options, potential locations, and costs associated with the proposed project. The different options will be presented to the council […]

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Sky News host Peta Credlin: “There is no need for a Pride flag”

Sky News host Peta Credlin: “There is no need for a Pride flag”

“I always thought after gay marriage…there is no need for a Pride flag.” Sky News host Peta Credlin declared on Friday. The Sky News host made her assertion that there was no longer any need the Pride flag on her Friday afternoon program during a discussion with social commentator Prue McSween. “It is now a […]

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‘Heartstopper’ cast members join in London’s 50th Pride parade

‘Heartstopper’ cast members join in London’s 50th Pride parade

London has staged its 50th Pride Parade with thousands of people taking to the streets to show their support for LGBTIQA+ people. Among the revelers were cast members from the popular TV show Heartstopper. Joe Locke and Kit Connor, who play leads Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson, were joined by Sebastian Croft, Kizzy Edgell, Corinna Brown, and Tobie […]

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New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

New artistic project extends ‘Words of Change’ beyond Pride in Singapore

Pink Dot SG and Virtue APAC have partnered to launch an artistic collaboration project to turn messages of support into art pieces and drive conversations around LGBTQIA+ issues well beyond Pride month. Singapore’s annual gathering in support of LGBTQIA+ law reform drew thousands of people to Hong Lim Park earlier this month. Supporters of the […]

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Author Douglas Murray questions if Pride is still relevant

Author Douglas Murray questions if Pride is still relevant

Author Douglas Murray was asked this week if Pride was still relevant, leading to the right-wing pundit launching into a rant against both the Pride movement and corporation’s rainbow washing activism. “I remember when Pride was a parade basically, in certain cities, in countries where equal rights didn’t yet completely exist. Where there were certain […]

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Local queer web series ‘Out of Here’ seeking extras

Local queer web series ‘Out of Here’ seeking extras

A new LGBTQIA+ themed web series is being created by a local team, and they’re looking for extras to bring some extra queer energy to the scene this week. The series explores the experiences of a queer woman living with Down Syndrome, and her first time experiencing a Pride parade. The creation came to be […]

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Broome Pride postponed due to Kimberley Covid-19 outbreak

Broome Pride postponed due to Kimberley Covid-19 outbreak

Broome Pride have announced that the 2022 Broome Mardi Gras ‘Bigger, Brighter, Prouder’ events will be postponed due to the emerging Covid situation in Broome and the wider Kimberley. Organisers say they are disappointed that they have to delay the popular event but the Broome Mardi Gras will be rescheduled for another date later in […]

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