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Accusations of racism and homophobia on the set of ‘Neighbours’

Accusations of racism and homophobia on the set of ‘Neighbours’

Actor Shareena Clanton has shared that she encountered overt and covert levels of racism on the set of long-running TV soap Neighbours when she filmed a recent guest spot. Clanton, who came to prominence playing Doreen Anderson on four series of top rating show Wentworth, said she was shocked by some of the exchanges she encountered between […]

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Bibliophile | ‘Sunburnt Veils’ explores prevalence of racism in elite institutions

Sunburnt Veils by Sara Haghdoosti Wakefield Press Tara received a good bye hug from her mother as she left for her first day Sydney University, but she missed the traditional Iranian first day blessing that she would have received from her grandmother who had died the previous year. Having failed to get the ATAR required […]

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Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. In 1979, the General Assembly of the United […]

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Race and Drag – Perth, we must do better

Race and Drag – Perth, we must do better

OPINION Professor Braden Hill is Pro Vice Chancellor Equity and Indigenous and Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin at Edith Cowan University. He is a Noongar man and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community in Perth. A Perth drag queen’s racist past has provoked an important discussion amongst LGBTQ+ communities throughout Australia. Scarlet Adams, a well-known queen […]

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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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