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Queensland has kicked of AIDS Awareness week with the launch of a new series of HIV awareness short videos at Brisbane’s Jade Buddha Lounge & Bar overlooking the Story Bridge which was brightly lit in red lights to mark the occasion. The ‘Talking About Treatment’ films feature local Queenslanders both gay and straight discussing their …

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Klaus Burkart has mysteriously stepped aside as 2015 Mr Gay World after a reign of just seven months. Citing “personal changes” to his life, the German “milk technician” said he was no longer able to “live up to the expectations and serve the community”. The mantle has been handed to first runner-up Emmanuel Mass Luciano …

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GAY TIGERS ON THE LOOSE I dare anyone to call this big cat anything but madam or sir. This big pussy may well be homosexual and it is not alone in the animal kingdom. As many people already know, our tags of LGBTQI are not just the domain of the social human. I’ve always known …

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The Turnbull Government has pledged to rid Australia of discrimination against LGBTI people by June 2016, excepting marriage, which will be dealt with in a plebiscite by the Australian people. The Government made this pledge to the United Nations human rights review into Australia held in Geneva recently. 110 other nations took Australia to task …

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While LGBT people in the Philippines still face much discrimination in their day to day lives, one local mayor has decided to ensure that his LGBT citizens won’t have the same experience in death. After watching one of his former employee’s fail to get a decent burial, he was moved to take action. Mayor Jose …

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The Kenyan Parliament has thankfully rejected a controversial bill which, had it been successful, would have seen people convicted of homosexuality stoned to death. The news isn’t all good though as the reason the law was rejected was because it was felt that the current punishment of up to 14 years in jail was still …

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Ireland has just witnessed its first same-sex weddings this week after laws came into effect following the historic marriage equality referendum held earlier this year. After being together for 12 years, Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling became the first same-sex couple to tie the knot in their home country. Richard explained to the Irish Times …

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Earlier this month, David Taylor, known to his friends as Daisy was awarded the ‘Australian of the Year – Local Hero’ in the Northern Territory.  Quite an achievement in itself, and even more so for an openly gay man in a homeless mentor and arts advocate role for the mainstream community. Daisy explained to QNews… …

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