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Australia’s biggest vogue competition, Sissy Ball, is returning to the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to celebrate Asia-Pacific’s LGBTQIA+ community. Inspired by New York’s iconic vogue ballroom scene, the event brings people together for a night of dance, music, and expressive freedom and celebrates ballroom’s endurance in queer culture. Sissy Ball made its …

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We’re two brothers: Matt and Mitch; one queer, one ally. Growing up in Queensland and both of us being big sport fans, we have a soft spot for all games but rugby is our greatest love. We were raised playing it and have watched the sport turn in to a shining example of how a …

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The Western Australian Museum has defended its acquisition of a toilet door featuring one of the state’s historical glory holes, saying it is the museum’s responsibility to represent the entire community. The artifact is a wooden toilet door with a hole cut through it from a train station toilet block south-east of Perth, that was …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gia Gunn has opened up about her transition in the first scene of All Stars 4. The first 14 minutes of the new season’s first episode has been released online, showing us all of the returning All Stars making their workroom entrances. Gia Gunn, who came out as transgender last year, …

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Gary Venamore QNEWS

A 2018 review of suspicious deaths in Sydney found that 27 of the 88 were probable gay hate crimes. QNews Magazine looks back at the unsolved 1968 murder of a Brisbane gay man. Despite a $250,000 reward for information, that crime remains unsolved. At the age of 35, Gary Venamore still lived at home with …

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NSW Police are offering a $1 million reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the death of American mathmatician Scott Johnson, 30 years after he died as a result of a gay hate attack. On December 10, 1988, the body of the 27-year-old Sydney-based man was found at the base …

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A new organisation to fight for LGBTIQ law reform in Australia has been launched, with marriage equality lobby group Equality Campaign rebranding as Equality Australia. Prominent marriage equality campaigner Anna Brown will leave her current role at the Human Rights Law Centre to serve as the organisation’s CEO. Speaking on the 12 month anniversary of …

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A new state government campaign is helping raise awareness of domestic and family violence within the LGBTIQ community and deliver advice and information on where to go for support. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said domestic and family violence “doesn’t discriminate; it can happen to anyone.” “Research shows that …

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intersex human rights darling awards

ANZ has became the first major publicly listed company in Australia and New Zealand to endorse the Darlington Statement, an agenda of priorities created by a group of intersex community advocates last year. The company said it agrees to the priorities set out in the Darlington Statement and made the decision to endorse it following …

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It’s Christmas party season, and with it comes serious risks for workers who have too much to drink and misbehave around colleagues. Every year, dozens of Australian workers face serious disciplinary action and sometimes even dismissal for inappropriate behaviour during work Christmas functions. Some recent cases include engineering project coordinator Damien McDaid, who was fired …

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