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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits have unveiled the lineup for their special 30th anniversary New Year’s Eve festival this December. The festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the “Rainbow Region” on the land of the Bundjalung people. Tropical Fruits chair …

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QNews the myx queer art exhibition

QNews Magazine will host an exhibition of local queer artists’ work to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane in September. This year’s Pride Festival kicks off on September 8, and the Q-Art Pride Exhibition will be launched on September 14 as a free showcase for LGBTIQ artists and queer artwork to help lift their profiles and …

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Quentin Van Meter Anti Transgender Academic

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have “a delusional disorder” has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van …

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Publicity photo of Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette

Queer comedian Hannah Gadsby is following up the success of her acclaimed Netflix special Nanette with a memoir. The book will be titled Ten Steps to Nanette, according to Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, and the project is “a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of the Australian comedian’s life leading up …

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Austrian Flag James Cridland Flickr

An Afghan teenager has had his asylum application rejected by an Austrian official who said he did not “walk, act, or dress” like a gay man. The 18-year-old is fleeing Afghanistan fearing persecution for his sexuality, Agence France-Presse reported. “The way you walk, act or dress does not show even in the slightest that you …

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The Sunshine Coast Pride Network is planning to hold another inclusive Rainbow Formal to bring together LGBTIQ students and their friends in November. All Queensland Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to come together for a night of music, entertainment, prizes and the all-important opportunity to socialise with each other. The Pride Network …

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Lady Cilento

In Queensland Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech to the Senate this week, he called for, among other things, a return to predominantly European migration and described gender diversity as “garbage”. Senator Derryn Hinch described the speech as “disgraceful, racist, homophobic, divisive, misogynist, spiteful [and] hateful.” But Anning’s opinions are the same as those of a woman …

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Coming out at work Suportah

By Raymond Trau, RMIT University For many LGBTIQ+ workers coming out is a never-ending process. A recent study in the UK shows coming out at work is still a problem. Our research, to be launched in Sydney on August 27, supports this finding and further unpacks the reasons for these continuing difficulties. As LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, …

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Katter's Australia Party senator Fraser Anning

Katter’s Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning has been widely condemned for invoking the Holocaust in a racist maiden speech delivered in parliament. The Queensland senator told the upper house on Tuesday night that Australia should ban the immigration of Muslims to Australia and return to a European-only immigration system as a “final solution,” invoking the …

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Homophobic Assault

A couple has been left battered, bloodied and bruised after being set upon by their neighbours in a vicious homophobic attack. Italian Mauro Padovani, 46, and his Italian-American husband Tom Freeman, 59, were assaulted outside their home in Ghent, Belgium. Padovani told Corriere.it that he is still shocked by the severity of the assault, which …

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