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SBS’s ‘The Feed’ heads to the USA and looks into gays and guns

SBS’s ‘The Feed’ heads to the USA and looks into gays and guns

“This is my bedside gun” a man named Jeff explains to SBS journalist Patrick Abboud, as he reaches for a large semi-automatic rifle. Within minutes he has pulled out several rifles and pistols from hiding spots around his bedroom. “How many guns do you have?” Abboud asks, as Jeff’s cache of weapons piles up on […]

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No evidence Pulse Nightclub killer Omar Mateen was gay

No evidence Pulse Nightclub killer Omar Mateen was gay

Investigators into the 2016 shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida have ruled out suggestions that the perpetrator Omar Mateen may have been gay, and say he may not have even known that The Pulse was a gay venue. Mateen, who was 29 years old, shot a killed 49 people and wounded 58 people […]

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Aussie queer film ‘Pulse’ wins an award at Korea’s Busan film festival

Aussie queer film ‘Pulse’ wins an award at Korea’s Busan film festival

Aussie queer film Pulse has picked up an award at Korea’s prestigious Busan International Film Festival. The debut feature film from Director Stevie Cruz-Martin and writer/actor/editor Daniel Monks was awarded the Bank Award which come with $20,000 prize money. The screening at Busan International Film Festival was the movie’s first international showing. The no-budget film is […]

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Australian film ‘Pulse’ gets its first international screening

Australian film ‘Pulse’ gets its first international screening

Australian film Pulse has had its first international screening and caught the attention of film industry bible Variety. The no-budget film, created by filmmakers Daniel Monks and Stevie Cruz-Martin, was screened at the Busan Film Festival in South Korea. The film was previously screened at the Sydney Film Festival. The film is about a young gay man […]

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Orlando gathers to remember Pulse nightclub attack one year on

Orlando gathers to remember Pulse nightclub attack one year on

Today marks one year since the violent attack on Orlando nightclub Pulse, which claimed the lives of 49 people last year. Pulse will host the victims and families of the incident as the City of Orlando and Orange County government honour June 12 as Orlando United Day, “A Day of Love and Kindness.” Aside from a […]

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Noor Salman, wife of Pulse Nightclub shooter arrested

Noor Salman, wife of Pulse Nightclub shooter arrested

The FBI have arrested Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, the gunman behind the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando Florida. Salman was arrested in San Francisco in relation to charges she faces in Florida, including obstruction of justice. Orlando Police Chief John Mina has confirmed that one of the charges will be “aiding and […]

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Vigil held to honour those lost on six month anniversary of Pulse massacre

Vigil held to honour those lost on six month anniversary of Pulse massacre

A vigil was held in Florida on Monday to mark six months since the horrific massacre at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub on June 12. Visitors, family and survivors came to honour the lives of the 49 people who were lost to gunman Omar Mateen at the LGBTI venue. The 49 names of those murdered were read […]

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Owner of Pulse Nightclub Orlando no longer plans to sell venue

Owner of Pulse Nightclub Orlando no longer plans to sell venue

The owner of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub has revealed she no longer plans to sell the venue to the city in the wake of the horrific attack in June. Barbara Poma, who had previously said she planned to sell the property to the City of Orlando, has released a statement that she does not feel she […]

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Pulse Nightclub survivors treated free of charge in Orlando hospitals

Pulse Nightclub survivors treated free of charge in Orlando hospitals

One of Florida’s largest healthcare networks has announced it will not be charging any of the patients who were affected by the attack on Pulse Nightclub for their medical treatment. Orlando Health announced last week that their private hospitals will provide free treatment to the 53 people admitted after the horrific shooting at the Orlando LGBTIQ […]

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Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG will visit Curtin University this week to present a public lecture on confronting homophobia. In the lecture, Justice Kirby will explore the crucial role universities have to play in supporting research to end homophobia in addition to all forms of LGBTIQ phobia. Following the lecture, a panel of Curtin […]

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