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Josh Thomas under fire for comments about casting people of colour

Josh Thomas under fire for comments about casting people of colour

Comedian Josh Thomas has been criticised for comments he made in 2016 about casting people of colour in television programs. Back in 2016 Thomas appeared on a panel at Bingefest at the Sydney Opera House. The discussion hosted by Gretel Killeen saw him joining Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor from the ABC show Rosehaven and American […]

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‘Little Britain’ removed from Netflix, BBC due to blackface

‘Little Britain’ removed from Netflix, BBC due to blackface

British TV series’ Little Britain and Come Fly With Me have been taken down from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox due the stars use of racist tropes and blackface characters. The program, which debuted on BBC in 2003, stars comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams features a collection of comedy sketches which sees the actors take on a […]

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Narelda Jacobs speaks on Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia

Narelda Jacobs speaks on Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia

Studio 10 host and broadcaster Narelda Jacobs has given a powerful statement on Indigenous deaths in custody. In light of the protests spreading across the US in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Jacobs, an Indigenous woman and member of the LGBTIQ+ community, urged Australians to take a look at our own problem with racism. […]

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Police fire on queer bar owner supporting protesters in North Carolina

Police fire on queer bar owner supporting protesters in North Carolina

Sheriff’s deputies from the Wake County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina have been captured on video firing “less-lethal” ammunition at a LGBTIQ+ venue owner and his staff. Ruby Deluxe owner Tim Lemuel had set up a first-aid station in his Raleigh business’ outdoor space to support people protesting against racial injustice, in the wake of […]

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Los Angeles Pride to stand with black community in peaceful protest

Los Angeles Pride to stand with black community in peaceful protest

As the US marks Pride Month this June, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, physical Pride celebrations have been put on hold. In place of this year’s cancelled Pride parade, Los Angeles Pride have announced they will hold a peaceful protest in the space where the city’s first Pride parade was held to speak out against racial […]

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Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr has revealed the dating app will no longer allow users to filter profiles by ethnicity, in a statement posted to social media today. In a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and queer people of colour, Grindr issued a comment on racism in the LGBTIQ+ community. “We will not be silent, […]

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News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp accused of racist overtones in headline about Penny Wong

News Corp newspapers have been accused of including racist overtones in their headline about Labor MP Penny Wong. The Daily Telegraph story was titled How did it all go wong for Penny? accused Labor’s leader in the senate of being petulant during the election campaign and suggested she may have been a contributing factor to the opposition’s shock loss […]

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Rainbow Territory call on government to speed up anti-discrimination reforms

Rainbow Territory call on government to speed up anti-discrimination reforms

Rainbow Territory, the LGBTI rights group based in the Northern Territory has called on their government to speed up reforms of the anti-discrimination laws. The call comes as an ABC report alleged an Alice Springs hotel was racially profiling clients and assigning rooms based on people’s ethnicity. The hotel has denied the suggestion but has […]

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Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Popular dating app Grindr teased at a new initiative called Kindr a few weeks ago. The project was revealed to be a move towards fighting discrimination experienced by users on the app, but few more details were provided. This week, Grindr has officially launched the program, revealing the first in a series of videos that discuss […]

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Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning from Katter’s Australia Party has been widely criticised for his speech in parliament with politicians from The Greens, Labor and the Liberal party describing it as racist and homophobic. Senator Anning called for a “final solution” for the immigration problem in Australia invoking the words of the Nazi regime and the holocaust. […]

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