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As our communities pause to reflect on 17 May for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), four Queensland councils will also acknowledge the day by flying the rainbow flag from their respective city halls for the first time. Brisbane City Council will be joined by the councils of Ipswich, Somerset (Esk), and Townsville …

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A new international study into homophobia in sport has revealed that 80% of Australians participating in sport have witnessed or experienced homophobia and that large numbers of Australian males believe they are not accepted in sport. The Out on the Fields report is the first international study looking into homophobia in sport and was initiated …

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Putting it simply, “We need your help please!” Magazines are doing it tough all over the world and we need urgent help to continue. Unfortunately on the back of four major increases in the price of postage, servicing regional Queensland, Northern NSW and the NT is becoming increasingly difficult. We are appealing to you, our …

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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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PFLAG National Spokesperson Shelley Argent will be in Canberra this month to hand deliver the letters of the countless number of Australians who have written to our national leaders asking for marriage equality. Argent says almost two million emails sent in support of marriage equality were brushed aside, however, she believes that they can no …

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It’s a birthday cake fit for a Queen! To mark Queen Elizabeth’s 89th birthday, Tesco Food wished her a “beautiful” day, alongside a picture of a rainbow cake. Pink News reports the image was tweeted by Tesco with the message: “Happy birthday #QueenElizabeth — we hope it’s a bright, beautiful, cake-filled day.” The colours of …

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Homophobia remains rife amongst Australian teenage boys according to a new study which suggests that over a third of teenage boys would not like to include same-sex attracted people into their group of friends. In TNS’ study of over 300 14-17 year old Australian males, one in five said they find it hard to treat …

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Congratulations are in order for Senator Penny Wong and her long-term partner Sophie Alloucache who have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family. Born in Adelaide on Good Friday, Hannah is the couple’s second child after sister Alexandra’s birth in 2011. Senator Wong took to social media to announce baby Hannah’s arrival, posting …

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Cairns Tropical Pride is set to be bigger than ever this year with organisers announcing some exciting new changes for the festival in 2015. #TropicalMardiGras Now in its 9th year, the annual event will be moved this year to October and will be re-branded with the exciting new name of ‘Tropical Mardi Gras’. The festival …

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