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Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Georgie Stone named ambassador for AFL Pride Game

Transgender activist Georgie Stone has been named as the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game hosted by St Kilda Football Club. This year’s match follows the theme ‘I’ll Stand By You’, aimed at promoting the importance of family and support networks in the LGBTIQ community. Stone, who is 2018’s Young Victorian of the […]

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Top Australian HIV researcher David Cooper passes away

Top Australian HIV researcher David Cooper passes away

One of Australia’s leading HIV researchers, Scientia Professor David Cooper, has passed away over the weekend. The Kirby Institute released a statement yesterday, paying respects to Professor Cooper and his body of work. “David’s special gift was having both a huge intellect and a huge heart. It was his intellect that made him a leader […]

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Man pleads guilty to passing on HIV

Man pleads guilty to passing on HIV

In a Sydney court this week a 30 year old man pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by failing to inform his sexual partner that he was HIV positive. Martin Jaksic, made a brief appearance in Sydney’s Dowling Centre District Court on Wednesday where he entered a guilty plea in relation to the charge, […]

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Cher responds to fans concerned over Malcolm Turnbull selfie

Cher responds to fans concerned over Malcolm Turnbull selfie

Cher has responded to fans who raised concern about her selfie with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The Prime Minister took the photo with the iconic singer at Saturday’s 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade celebrations. Fans of the singer sent her messages on Twitter arguing that Australia’s leader has a questionable record on […]

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‘R U OK?’ ambassadors ready for Mardi Gras

‘R U OK?’ ambassadors ready for Mardi Gras

Mental health awareness group R U OK? will be joined by three of their ambassadors for this year’s Mardi Gras parade. For the second consecutive year, suicide prevention charity R U OK? will show its support for Australia’s LGBTQI community at this weekend’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Around 80 choreographed dancers, R U […]

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Joel Creasey says gay men need to get over their body image obsession

Joel Creasey says gay men need to get over their body image obsession

Comedian Joel Creasey has called on Australia’s gay men to tone down their obsession with body image, and stop body shaming others, ahead of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Admitting that his own tour promotional posters are airbrushed to an almost unrecognisable point, the comedian said it’s time everyone calmed down about their […]

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It’s official! Cher will headline the 40th Mardi Gras party

It’s official! Cher will headline the 40th Mardi Gras party

It’s official and you better Believe it. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have confirmed that pop superstar, LGBTQI icon and prolific tweeter, Cher, will headline the Official 2018 Mardi Gras Party on Saturday 3 March, 2018. Announcing the news that they’ve signed the superstar singer to perform at their huge 40th birthday celebrations. Mardi […]

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NSW Coroner delivers third finding in Scott Johnson case

NSW Coroner delivers third finding in Scott Johnson case

The New South Wales Coroner has handed down its findings in relation to the death of Scott Johnson in December 1988, declaring that he was most likely murdered in a gay-hate related crime. Johnson’s naked body was found at the bottom of a cliff in Manly, Sydney. Johnson had been out celebrating completing his PhD. […]

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Archbishop of Sydney says state should stay out of people’s bedrooms

Archbishop of Sydney says state should stay out of people’s bedrooms

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has delivered a sermon saying the state has not right to tell people who they can love, and should “stay out of the bedroom”. Delivering his homily to parishioners at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral the Archbishop said that while there were many kinds of friendship, the only one […]

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‘Straight Lives Matter’ rally in Sydney draws tiny crowd

‘Straight Lives Matter’ rally in Sydney draws tiny crowd

A ‘Straight Lives Matter’ rally held in Sydney on Saturday attracted a meager crowd of less than 20 people. The event, which was organised by far-right group Party for Freedom to “white heteronormativity” attracted more media, police and counter-protesters than supporters. The event was held in Green Park just a few hundred metres away from […]

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