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The annual Miss Sportsman Hotel Drag Pageant is on again at the venue this weekend. This year’s “Stars Of The Southern Cross” theme will give the contest a distinctly Australian flavour as the queens battle it out for the coveted Miss Sporties crown and sash this Saturday, November 11. Hosted by Wanda D’Parke and featuring …

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Robbie Manson, an openly gay Olympic rower from New Zealand, has won an “Athlete of the Year” award from the Association of National Olympic Committees in Prague. Manson was the male winner from Oceania alongside female rugby player and fellow Kiwi Sarah Goss. Athletes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe also got top gongs …

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Photographs of two male lions mounting each other on a Kenyan reserve recently went viral online, but not everyone is feeling the love for the couple. The Kenya Film Classification Board’s chief executive Dr Ezekial Mutua responded to the photos by telling the Nairobi News that the lions were “demonically possessed” and the “crazy gay …

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Pioneering Australian LGBTI activists Peter de Waal and his late partner Peter Bonsall-Boone have been announced as the recipients of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian LGBTI Awards next year. The inaugural LGBTI Awards were held during this year’s Mardi Gras and saw community leaders, celebrities and organisations celebrating the LGBTI community. The …

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Northern New South Wales LGBTI group Tropical Fruits is bidding farewell to their club manager of eight years, Hannah Rice-Hayes. The club manager is the group’s key role, and Tropical Fruits said Hannah has helped the club blossom in recent years and she’ll be sorely missed. Hannah (pictured, right) said she’s leaving to pursue new …

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A large majority of Australian voters don’t want same-sex couples treated differently to other couples when the Marriage Act is amended following a “yes” vote, a poll has suggested. The Galaxy Research polling, commissioned by “yes” campaigners Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), found that in the event of a successful “yes” vote …

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He’s well known as a crusader for LGBT rights but now it’s official: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a Superman! He turned up for a Questions Period in Parliament wearing the trademark black glasses and slicked back hair. And as he walked down the stairs into the House of Commons, he unbuttoned his shirt …

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Queensland’s transgender community will celebrate and honour the achievements of its members and its supporters at the Trans Awards in Brisbane this month. Hosted by Paul Jay, the awards night is organised by the group Many Genders, One Voice (pictured), which is made up of volunteers from different health service providers, transgender support services and …

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A major survey has suggested that almost one in six Australians think those engaging in same-sex activity should be “charged as criminals”. The study, conducted by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), asked over 100,000 participants from 77 countries and territories for their response to the statement: “People who engage in …

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The WA Government has apologised to hundreds of Western Australian men convicted under historical laws banning homosexual acts, with the state’s premier describing it as “active discrimination that ruined lives.” The state decriminalised consensual homosexual activity in March 1990 but those prosecuted under previous laws still have the convictions on their criminal records today, affecting …

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