Eurovision 2014 champion Conchita Wurst is coming to Australia ahead of the release of her debut album. The bearded Austrian singer, who slayed the competition at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, will also perform at the 2015 TV Week Logie Awards on  May 3. “I am beyond excited, because I haven’t been …

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By Josh Duyker Be it financial, professional or social, status plays a big part in our everyday lives. One status that can be overlooked and stigmatised is HIV status. Everyone has a HIV status; be it positive with a detectable viral load, positive with an undetectable viral load, negative or unknown. It is especially important …

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Brisbane will mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, & Transphobia (IDAHOT) with a series of free events supported by Brisbane City Council to be held on Sunday 17 May. CLICK HERE to see photos from the Brisbane Rally In conjunction with the Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group, the council has agreed to fly a rainbow …

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Young queer people with a history of verbal, sexual and/or physical victimisation and abuse have higher levels of social and mental health problems than heterosexual young people – including dangerous use of alcohol and drugs. Daniel Demant is doing a research study for his PhD on the influence of social identities and community attitudes on …

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Rated: (M) Mathematical formulas prove more than just an answer to a complicated equation in ‘X+Y’, an exquisite, multi-layered drama that’s both poignant and hard-hitting. On the surface the film tells of Nathan (Asa Butterfield, best known for his work in 2011’s ‘Hugo’), an autistic teenager whose view on the world is drastically different from …

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Sir Elton John and Michael Stipe from rock band R.E.M. have called on the US government to do more to protect transgender inmates in American prisons. The musicians and longtime LGBTI activists released a joint statement condemning the state of Georgia for its treatment of Ashley Diamond and Zahara Green, two transgender women who claim …

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To most of us, $10,000 is a lot of money – to an international rugby league star it is, comparatively, loose change. Then again, if it were you or I, we would more than likely not be fined anything in the first place – it can be the price any sports star pays for their …

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In the wake of Bruce Jenner’s revelation about transitioning to life as a woman, the spotlight has shone brightly on the wider transgender community. Jenner, a former Olympic champion, has been flooded with support since last week’s interview with Diane Sawyer, in which he revealed “for all intents and purposes, I’m a woman”. He talked …

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Wearing a signature beard and sequinned gowns, Conchita Wurst became an overnight sensation in the lead-up to last year’s Eurovision finals. The Austrian drag queen performer, who went on to win the contest, arrives in Australia this week to launch her debut album, simply named Conchita. During her first trip down under, Wurst will walk …

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Acclaimed Melbourne singer Courtney Barnett is taking over the world… After performing her song “Depreston” on the Ellen show and the talk show host hailed the Aussie as one of her favourite artists, the indie star topped the US’ Billboard independent album chart with her debut LP, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I …

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