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Dick Leitsch, a founding father of the gay rights movement, has died in New York. He was 83. Leitsch became an icon of the LGBTQ movement after leading protests that pre-dated the Stonewall Inn uprising. Born on May 11, 1935, Leitsch went on to lead the the New York City chapter of the Mattachine Society, …

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The NRL has supported two female footballers who were photographed kissing after the inaugural women’s State of Origin match in Sydney on Friday night. The viral photo of players Karina Brown, who played for the Queensland side, and Vanessa Foliaki, who played for New South Wales, was posted to the NRL’s social media accounts after …

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The mini-episode the boys from makeover show Queer Eye filmed in the Australian town of Yass has been released. The show’s Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk — visited Australia earlier this month, and had two projects while in Yass. First, Tan, Karamo, and Jonathan helped …

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A promising candidate for a HIV vaccine may protect against dozens of strains of the virus and is almost ready for human testing, scientists say. The vaccine creates antibodies that attack a vulnerable site of the virus discovered two years ago, according to researchers at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) …

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The Queensland AIDS Council are looking for a new executive director after the resignation of Michael Scott. QuAC said in a statement that Scott had informed the council’s board that he would resigning from the role effective July 1 to pursue other opportunities. Scott has been with QuAC for eight years and has served in …

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A new rainbow crossing will be installed in Sydney, five years after the city’s first one was controversially removed. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the new installation was a “victory” for the LGBTIQ community. “The news that it will be reinstated is incredibly significant on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first …

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Lismore LGBTIQ social group Tropical Fruits is looking for a new club manager to lead their fruity team. The Tropical Fruits put on fun, safe and inclusive LGBTIQ events in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales. “We are a vibrant community not-for-profit delivering events and social activities for our members and guests, …

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A new art award dedicated to the founder of the long-running Queens Birthday Ball event will be awarded next year. The award will be established with the proceeds of an upcoming book immortalising the history of Brisbane’s Queen’s Birthday Ball, the world’s longest running LGBTIQ event. It will be known as the QBB Founder’s Award, …

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Trans footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she may take her case to the Human Rights Commission if the AFL don’t put in place a policy for transgender players soon. Mouncey is currently playing in Victoria in the VFLW with Darebin but is still in limbo about her eligibility of playing AFLW next year. The AFL …

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Queensland’s water polo community is celebrating wins at the inaugural Australian Pride in Sport Awards in Melbourne on Tuesday night. The awards recognise exceptional efforts in making Australian sport more inclusive of LGBTIQ people. Jeremy Archer (pictured, third from left), the Brisbane Tritons’ first president and now Water Polo Queensland Diversity officer, took home the …

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