Some of the Australia’s best underground artists will perform at a new edgy, artistic queer party that promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience in Brisbane. The Tivoli in Brisbane will be transformed into the Shangri La Queer Disco, boasting a non-stop program of art and music from queer DJs and performers next month. Organisers say …

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Openly gay athlete Simon Dunn has clapped back at rugby star Israel Folau with a sweet photo of him kissing his partner on the footy field. The Australian-born former bobsledder shared a photo of himself kissing his boyfriend Felix after a rugby match victory. The couple play together on inclusive London team the Kings Cross …

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Canberra business owner Madlin Sims, who sacked a contractor for supporting the “no” campaign in last year’s marriage postal survey, has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Sims, who runs a party entertainment business, announced the move in a Facebook post after the contractor, an 18-year-old Christian nanny, changed her profile picture …

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A Melbourne marketing director is suing his former employer over alleged homophobic bullying. In the lawsuit, Glenn Hall claims he was subjected to ongoing homophobic comments by his former colleagues at Melbourne company Communicado Marketing. “When I asked to have my contractual bonus paid, I was aggressively called a ‘greedy faggot’ by one of the …

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A funeral service for Queensland man Matty Soppa will be held this Friday on the Sunshine Coast. Matty was well-known in the Queensland LGBTIQ community, working at Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel as a bartender and dancer and at Fortitude Valley men’s venue Club 29. Friends are remembering Matty as a generous volunteer who gave his time …

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By Rod Gardiner and Destiny Rogers The Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017 will finally see Queensland men convicted of consenting homosexual acts before decriminalisation in 1991 able to apply for their convictions to be expunged from the record. Last October, the state government passed legislation to establish a process to allow such …

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A British man has been sentenced to life in prison for intentionally transmitting HIV to men he met on hookup app Grindr. Daryll Rowe reportedly told his partners he was HIV-negative and insisted on having unprotected sex, and if they refused, he would poke a hole in the condom before using it. The 27-year-old hairdresser …

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Advocates have called on allies within the Victorian Liberal party to stand up against homophobic and transphobic motions put forward by conservatives for debate at the party’s upcoming state conference. On Monday, Victorian Liberal state president Michael Kroger (pictured) intervened to scrap a motion endorsing the practice of dangerous and discredited “gay conversion” therapy in …

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A UK seller has pulled a “straight pride” pin badge from sales on its website and from Amazon after the product drew widespread criticism and ridicule online. The “Straight Heterosexual Pride Wavy Gold Plated Flag Pin Badge”, bearing various shades of beige, went viral late last week before being pulled by its seller, a company …

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