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The Australian Government’s call for Russia to conduct a credible investigation into reports of anti-gay persecution in Chechnya has been praised by LGBTI advocates, but they say the government should do more. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to LGBTI group just.equal responding to the group’s concerns that Australia was not doing …

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Real-life conversations from gay hookup app Grindr are at the centre of a new campaign to call out HIV stigma from within the LGBTI community. HIV Foundation Queensland partnered with Queensland Positive People (QPP) for the “Real Conversations of Grindr” campaign, which began as a filmed social experiment involving revellers at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s queer …

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More than 68% of Brisbane and the majority of Queenslanders back marriage equality and want the Government to deliver marriage equality, according to new polling. The Reachtel polling was commissioned by advocacy group The Equality Campaign and found in five Liberal and National Coalition seats across metropolitan and regional Queensland there are clear majorities in …

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Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel has hailed their first “Drag Swap Meet” a success. On Saturday, May 20, bargain hunters turned out to see the wonderful array of glamorous frocks, fabric, shoes, wigs, jewelery and makeup on display at the inaugural event. Several local drag stars and vendors sold, bought and swapped items as the money raised …

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Two coaches who work with the LGBTI-inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons have had their efforts recognised at the Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards. Tritons coach Mel Rippon and Brisbane Barracudas coach Damien Hicks (pictured) received the Inclusive Coach awards at the inaugural awards ceremony, held in Sydney on May 19 by LGBTI health organisation …

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Ever since Shakespeare put ink to paper, audiences have been fascinated by the concept of the play-within-a-play – especially if that play goes wandering offscript and chaos ensues, whether of the comic or tragic variety. In the 1970s, playwright Michael Frayn set about crafting an on-and-off-stage farce, and the result was Noises Off, a work …

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Lismore LGBTI group Tropical Fruits are set to pay a dirty, grimy tribute to their Hard Queens at their the upcoming Queen’s Birthday long weekend party. “For all those queens who have done the HARD yards for the LGBTI community, for the HARD work queens, the queens who play HARD and love HARD. For the …

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The country’s peak medical body, the Australian Medical Association (AMA), has called on the federal parliament to legislate for marriage equality and end the “protracted and damaging” public debate over the reform. AMA President Dr Michael Gannon (pictured, left) has written to both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to urge a …

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Rainbow Flag For IDAHOT

Victoria’s Darebin Council has raised a rainbow flag over their city hall to show solidarity with the LGBTI community, and they’ve said it will stay up until marriage equality is made legal. Mayor Kim Le Cerf said Darebin councillors voted earlier this week to raise the flag over Preston City Hall on the International Day …

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Two AIDS Candlelight Memorial events will be be held in the Northern Territory this weekend. Around the world, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for global action to end HIV/AIDS. The Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council will …

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