Vandalised Rainbow Arch Replaced With New 'Unbreakable' Version

A new “unbreakable” rainbow celebrating the LGBTIQ community has been built in Poland after the previous version was destroyed by far-right groups. The dazzling rainbow display, lit up in a busy intersection in central Warsaw, bounces rainbow lights off of a curtain of water vapour and can’t be damaged. It was unveiled ahead of Warsaw’s …

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Israel Folau Is Invited To Celebrate The Sydney Convicts' Bingham Cup Win

The Wallabies rugby team, including Israel Folau, have been invited to celebrate the Sydney Convicts’ win at the 2018 Bingham Cup. The Convicts took home the Bingham Cup and the Bingham Shield at the three-day “World Cup of gay rugby” held in Amsterdam last weekend. The trophy will be handed over to Rugby Australia at …

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Carers Queensland

Carers Queensland is the first not-for-profit organisation in Queensland to be accredited with the “Rainbow Tick”, a distinction given to Australian businesses and organisations that offer welcoming and inclusive workplaces and service delivery to LGBTI clients and staff. Julie is in a same-sex relationship and cares for her two boys, aged 9 and 14. Last …

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Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper has posthumously been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Credited with diagnosing some of the first HIV cases in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. On Monday he was awarded the high honour for his …

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Trans fair day celebrate diversity

The Trans Fair Day event will be held again in New Farm this weekend. Organised by community group Many Genders One Voice, the Fair Day is returning for a third year to celebrate diversity and connect members of the local transgender, gender diverse and non-binary communities with each other. The Fair Day will start at …

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Inclusive Rainbow Pride Flag

An artist’s conception of a more inclusive rainbow pride flag is picking up steam online. Created by queer, non-binary artist Daniel Quasar, the new “progress-focussed” flag incorporates black and brown stripes, as well as elements of the transgender flag. The artist, who prefers the pronoun xe, created the flag by incorporating other recent adaptations of …

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Sydney Convicts

The Sydney Convicts rugby team has won this year’s Bingham Cup, held in Amsterdam over the weekend. Known as the “World Cup of gay rugby”, the three-day Bingham Cup tournament came down to a grand final match between the Convicts and New York’s Gotham Knights. The Convicts took home the trophy with a 22 to …

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SIr Elton John

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of social media platforms to pressure the companies into tackling homophobic hate speech online. Speaking to the BBC, Elton said companies “haven’t done anything to try to stem the flow of hate on the internet.” He said a boycott would make the social media giants “sit up” …

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Tom Ballard alleged sexual assault

Comedian and TV host Tom Ballard has denied an allegation that he sexually assaulted a man in 2014. In a post on Facebook on Saturday, the man alleged that Ballard indecently assaulted him in a hotel room in June 2014, Fairfax Media reported. The man said he went to the police but the investigation didn’t …

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Brisbane Hustlers

The Brisbane Hustlers rugby team are in Amsterdam to compete in the world championship of gay rugby, the Bingham Cup, this weekend. The Cup has been held biennially since 2002 and is dedicated to the memory of Mark Bingham, the rugby player who helped establish the gay rugby teams San Francisco Fog and the Gotham …

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