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Google Doodle honours trans pioneer and LGBTIQ+ hero Marsha P. Johnson

Google Doodle honours trans pioneer and LGBTIQ+ hero Marsha P. Johnson

To mark the end of Pride Month in the US, Google has paid tribute to Black trans pioneer, HIV activist and Stonewall hero Marsha P. Johnson in the day’s Google Doodle. A key figure in the 1969 Stonewall riots that were a major catalyst for the momentum of LGBTIQ+ rights around the world, Johnson was […]

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More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

More than half a century after Stonewall the fight continues

OPINION It’s over half a century since the Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village started on Saturday 28th June 1969. With these being seen as a significant event in the battle for LGBTIQ+ rights in the United States, it can however be sobering to consider what has happened, and not happened, since then. To […]

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Stonewall 1969 – Marking 50 years of LGBTIQ+ pride

Stonewall 1969 – Marking 50 years of LGBTIQ+ pride

In the early morning hours of this day in 1969 a voice rang out outside an innocuous bar in New York City that would ultimately give millions of lives dignity and equality, including mine. Just 20 years earlier, in Victoria, I could have faced the death penalty for just being me. It would be another […]

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Franklin Graham praises Donald Trump for rainbow flag ban

Franklin Graham praises Donald Trump for rainbow flag ban

US religious leader Franklin Graham has praised US President Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence, for their decision to ban US embassies from flying the Pride flag during the month of June. Graham says their decision recognised that the gay emblem is offensive to most Christians. June is Pride month in the USA which […]

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Catholic Bishop says Pride celebrations are harmful to children

Catholic Bishop says Pride celebrations are harmful to children

A Bishop in the USA has declared that Pride celebrations dangerous to children and should be avoided by Catholics. Thomas Tobin, who the Bishop of Providence in Rhode Island made his declaration as the USA started it’s month long Pride celebrations. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York which […]

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Madonna celebrates NYE with surprise appearance at The Stonewall Inn

Madonna celebrates NYE with surprise appearance at The Stonewall Inn

Madonna surprised New Year revellers at the iconic Stonewall Inn in New York City. The singer delivered a surprise acoustic performance with son David Banda on hand to help out. Madonna performed her megahit Like a Prayer and a cover of the Elvis Presley classic Can’t Help Falling in Love. The singer wore a leather jacket adorned with […]

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Stonewall – the tipping point for LGBTI rights

Stonewall – the tipping point for LGBTI rights

If there’s a spot LGBTI people most make a pilgrimage to it’s 53 Christopher Street in New York’s Greenwich Village. Here lies the Stonewall Inn, it’s one of several LGBTI venues in the area, but none of the others have the historic importance of Stonewall. It was here, that on this day, forty nine years […]

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Lyle Shelton: Sodastream’s pride bottles celebrate “forced motherlessness”

Lyle Shelton: Sodastream’s pride bottles celebrate “forced motherlessness”

It’s Pride month in the USA, 49 years ago today the Stonewall Riots fueled a push for recognition of gay and lesbian rights. Pride month is celebrated across the USA and in many parts of Europe and many companies show their support for LGBTIQ+ people and their families. In the USA homemade soft drink manufacturer […]

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Stonewall and Mardi Gras: Are they still relevant?

Stonewall and Mardi Gras: Are they still relevant?

As we come to the anniversary of the Stonewall riots nearly half a century ago on the 28th of June 1969, some may well wonder is it still relevant to commemorate these events so long ago? With this date looming (and my first attendance at an Australian gay wedding) in a few days’ time, (a change from it […]

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The Stonewall Riots: From New York City to Sydney

The teachers sipped sugar-laden coffee in their first-floor common room. It had the best vantage point of the school assembly yard and yet their cold indifference to the fights that took place in the quad was disturbing; for Glen was openly gay and was the constant target of the school kids wolf-pack brutality. Many a […]

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