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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sunday Telegraph slammed for using transphobic slur in headline

Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph has been hit by a wave of criticism and complaints after they published a transphobic slur in a headline. The newspaper was sharing the news that actor Scarlett Johansson had decided to withdraw from the film Rub & Tug, following negative publicity around her decision to accept a part where she would portray a […]

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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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Sydney’s Taylor Square to install new rainbow crossing

Sydney’s Taylor Square to install new rainbow crossing

Sydney’s Taylor Square is set for a colourful new fixture in honour of Sydney’s LGBTI+ community. A rainbow crossing is set to be installed on the corner of Campbell and Bourke streets in the New South Welsh capital, to replace one that was suddenly removed in 2013. Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore says the move […]

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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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