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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

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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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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Perth celebrates Pride with parade and multiple parties

Perth celebrates Pride with parade and multiple parties

Perth celebrated Pride last night with a parade presentation curtailed by Covid-19 concerns. A crowd of over 10,000 people gathered at Gloucester Park to watch the floats and marchers work their way round the track. Last year the parade which has traditionally wound its way through the streets of Northbridge was completely cancelled due to […]

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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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Roll up for WA and get the vaccine this weekend at the M Clinic

Roll up for WA and get the vaccine this weekend at the M Clinic

Western Australians who are yet to be vaccinated are encouraged to ‘Roll up for WA‘ this weekend as vaccinations are made available at a wide range of locations. A pop-up clinic is offering the opportunity to walk in for a COVID-19 vaccination as Perth kicks off PrideFEST 2021 WAAC has generously offered their M Clinic […]

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The cast of POSE look fabulous in the trailer for their final season

The cast of POSE look fabulous in the trailer for their final season

The cast of POSE are looking exceptionally fabulous in the latest trailer for their final season. Backed by Aretha Franklin’s house thumper Pride (A Deeper Love) the clip sees cast members Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore and Billy Porter strutting their stuff in high fashion. The third and final series of the show based around NYC’s […]

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