Federal Labor are moving a Senate inquiry to scrutinise the federal government’s draft bill to ban discrimination against gay students in religious schools, as advocates call on the LGBTIQ community to give their views on the issue. Following the leaking of parts of the Ruddock religious freedom review last month, it emerged a little-known legal …

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The Dreamtime Divas – Lasey Dunaman and Nova Gina – are set to electrify Brisbane as the headline act at this year’s Brown Sugar dance party on November 30. The annual event, organised by the gar’ban’djee’lum network and IndigiLez, brings together the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities in a …

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Peer support group PFLAG Toowoomba is hosting a free information evening next week to benefit parents, families and supporters of LGBTIQ+ young people. The seminar, Supporting LGBTIQ+ youth: keeping our children safe and well, will focus on youth mental health and will hear from two experienced psychologists from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Olivia Donaghy and …

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Gay Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson is getting a big-screen biopic. Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Mark Griffin’s biography of the actor, All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson, and are planning to adapt the book into a film directed by Greg Berlanti, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hudson was a …

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Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits is inviting you to Shine this New Year’s Eve, and we have your complete guide to this year’s festivities. The group’s New Years Eve festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the “Rainbow Region” on the …

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Open Doors

Coming out is a challenge for any young person, but the challenge can be much bigger for those who have newly arrived in Australia. The young people may have come from countries where people from the LGBTIQAP+ community face ongoing persecution. With more than half of Inala’s population being born overseas, Inala Youth Service has …

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Transforming Tasmania

Tasmanian Labor has walked back a commitment to remove sex markers from birth certificates, instead calling for parents being able to choose whether the information is recorded. Labor had previously joined the Tasmanian Greens in calling for gender markers to be removed from birth certificates in an Australian-first move to benefit transgender people, as the state’s …

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue is coming home for a headline tour of Australia next year. The singer, who last toured the country in 2015, will return in March for her Golden Tour, off the back of her latest album released earlier this year. She’ll play three capital city shows in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne as well as …

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Police in Indonesia have arrested 10 women on suspicion of “deviant lesbian activity” and hosed down three transgender women to “cleanse” them, outraging human rights groups. The group of ten people were arrested and detained on Sunday (November 4) in Padang, West Sumatra, on suspicion of “deviant lesbian behaviour.” Head of police Pol Yadrison said …

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A “dramatic” rise in the number of websites and social media platforms hosting racist and gay hate content is enabling neo-Nazis and other hate groups to amplify their messages, an expert from the United Nations has warned. Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s special rapporteur for racism, said there had been a 600 per cent increase in …

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