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Grahame Morris suggests trans women in sport will see us targeted by Russia and China

Grahame Morris suggests trans women in sport will see us targeted by Russia and China

The discussion on transgender women and girls participation in sport to an unexpected turn this evening when former Liberal Party advisor Grahame Morris suggested it would see Russia and China target Australia on an international level. Morris, who was an advisor to Prime Minister John Howard, was appearing on The Project alongside Labor advisor Bruce Hawker where […]

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War due to the Woke: Conservatives link culture wars to actual war

War due to the Woke: Conservatives link culture wars to actual war

Did Russia invade Ukraine because of western nations showing respect for people who are transgender, people adding their pronouns to the email signatures, or increasing political correctness? That’s certainly a point of view being pushed by several prominent conservative commentators in recent days. Jumping on the bandwagon today is former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, […]

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Russia has been banned from Eurovision following invasion of Ukraine

Russia has been banned from Eurovision following invasion of Ukraine

Russia has been thrown out of the Eurovision Song Contest following the country’s invasion of neighbour Ukraine. Initially organisers had indicated that Russia would be allowed to perform at the song competition which is due to be held in May in Turin, Italy. After several countries raised concern the decision was reversed. On Friday Eurovision […]

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Disney warned against distributing gay animation ‘Out’ in Russia

Disney warned against distributing gay animation ‘Out’ in Russia

Last year Disney delivered their first animated gay lead with the short film Out, but officials have warned the company against releasing the film in Russia saying it would contravene their laws on promoting homosexuality. The new short animation tells the story of Greg, a young man who is afraid about coming out to his parents. Greg’s […]

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Pussy Riot members fined for flying Pride flags in Russia

Pussy Riot members fined for flying Pride flags in Russia

Members of feminist activist group and performance art group Pussy Riot have been fined for hanging the Pride flag above government buildings in Moscow. A Moscow Court heard that Maria Alyokhina and Veronika Nikilshina from the group organised for the Pride flag to be hung above several government buildings on 7th October, the 68th birthday […]

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Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich dies in prison

Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich dies in prison

A Russian neo-Nazi who spurred attacks on young gay men back in 2013 has died in prison. Maxim Martsinkevich, who was known as Tesak, which means cleaver or machete, reportedly took his own life. Martsinkevich was serving a 10 year sentence in a hard labour camp for “inciting and fomenting cases of extremism”. His conviction was […]

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Take a look at Russia’s surprising Eurovision entry from Little Big

Take a look at Russia’s surprising Eurovision entry from Little Big

Little Big will represent Russia at Eurovision this year with their song Uno which features what appears to be a dancing version of Ukrainian leader Ramzan Kadyrov. With flared trousers, handlebar moustaches and disco sounds, the clip looks like it could have come from out of the Eurovision archives. Little Big comes from St. Petersburg and consists […]

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Oliver Stone voices support for Russia’s anti-gay laws

Oliver Stone voices support for Russia’s anti-gay laws

Film director Oliver Stone is shooting a new documentary and the Kremlin have just released a transcript of his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the conversation Putin outlines Russia’s strict anti-gay propaganda laws, Stone responds by saying the laws sound like a reasonable idea. The Russian president explains how depictions of LGBT sexuality […]

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Russian police detain LGBTI rights protesters in St Petersburg

Russian police detain LGBTI rights protesters in St Petersburg

Police in St Petersburg have detained around 30 LGBTI rights protesters who were protesting without a permit. The protest took place on Saturday afternoon. The protesters had applied for a permit for a parade but were turned down with authorities claiming road works in the area would make it impossible and that public displays of […]

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Protesters find a clever way to display the rainbow flag at the World Cup

Protesters find a clever way to display the rainbow flag at the World Cup

The eyes of the world have been on Russia for the last few weeks as it hosts soccer’s World Cup. The countries tough anti-LGBTI propaganda laws make it almost impossible for people to raise the issue of how LGBTI people are treated in the country, but one group of clever protesters have found an ingenious […]

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