Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has unveiled a three-storey high art installation to celebrate the event’s 40th anniversary. June 24 marked 40 years since the first ever Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration-turned-protest, and last Friday Mardi Gras and City of Sydney on Friday unveiled 40 Years of Love, a vibrant inflatable art …

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Break out the leather and the latex, because the Sleaze Ball is returning to Brisbane. From the 1980s until the 2000’s the iconic Sleaze Ball dance parties were held around the country, modelled after the New York City parties of the same name celebrating everything from high camp drag to sexually-charged S&M leather. Sydney’s first …

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The Australian Christian Lobby’s director has said that a ban on so-called “gay conversion” therapy is “totalitarian” and parents should be able to “counsel” children out of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. “[‘LGBTI conversion therapy’] is an Orwellian phrase. It evokes images of electric shock treatments, bizarre rituals, and abuse,” managing director Martyn Iles …

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Veteran Australian entertainer Bert Newton has caused a stir at the Logies with jokes that have been slammed for being homophobic and outdated. The 79-year-old took to the stage on Sunday night to present the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, named for Newton’s late former TV colleague with whom Newton spent many …

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New dads Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have shared the first photos of their newborn son. The couple revealed on Valentine’s Day earlier this year that they were expecting a child through a surrogate mother. The pair revealed the birth of their son, Robert Ray, in a notice printed in The Times …

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Brisbane Pride have opened registrations for community events during the month of September to coincide with this year’s Pride Festival. LGBTIQ community groups and organisations are encouraged to register their events as part of the official Brisbane Pride Festival calendar and to get your event into the official Pride Guide, being printed in conjunction with …

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Asia O’Hara has issued a public apology after fans were concerned about the welfare of the butterflies she featured during her final lip-sync performance on RuPaul’s Drag Race. O’Hara used the live butterflies as a prop during one of the show’s last lip-syncs (no spoilers) but when she tried to release them as a dramatic …

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New Farm community theatre group Nash Theatre group are preparing to stage Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Unexpected Visitor next month. Director Sharon White said a lot of the British author’s plays were adapted by other playwrights, but this was one she wrote herself. “A man stumbles into a study in a remote country house …

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Greens Senator Janet Rice has shared the story of a survivor of dangerous “gay conversion” therapy in the parliament and renewed calls for the federal government to take action on the harmful practice. Senator Rice spoke on Wednesday about Canberra man Chris (pictured, right), who endured the discredited therapy as a teenager and in March …

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Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocates have welcomed the state government’s commitment to removing the requirement that transgender people be unmarried before their gender can be officially recognised on their birth certificates, but they say the reform should go further. The state’s Attorney-General Elise Archer on Thursday confirmed the Government will move to scrap the “forced divorce” law …

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