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Antarctica is set to celebrate its first ever gay pride event. Evan Townsend and Shawn Waldron are among the group of 10 employees stationed at United States’ Antarctic research centre McMurdo Station who will organise the pride celebration in June. Townsend told NewNowNext he “found a group pretty immediately” upon arriving at McMurdo Station, located …

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Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service has launched a new alcohol and other drug support program to assist LGBTIQ Brotherboy and Sistergirl young people. Open Doors Acting General Manager Chris Pickard said the much-needed program “aims to provide better social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQAP+ Brotherboy and Sistergirl youth.” “Open Doors Youth Service had the …

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Queensland’s first AFL Pride Cup match will be held on the Gold Coast in July. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The inaugural Robina Roos women’s AFL team made their debut in …

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A 73-year-old woman’s poignant poem about using gender-neutral pronouns has gone viral on Twitter. The poem, fittingly titled “They”, was written by the elderly aunt of Theo Nicole Lorenz (pictured), a non-binary writer and artist from Minnesota. “My 73-year-old aunt wrote a poem about my pronouns in her church writing group and it’s the sweetest …

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Iconic Townsville gay bar the Sovereign Hotel has been put on the market for sale or lease. Peter Haines and Steve Jebb have owned the venue for 20 years, and originally bought it because the region lacked a permanent meeting place for the LGBTIQ community. The couple, who have been together for 32 years, told …

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Same-sex attracted women have higher alcohol and mental health problem rates than heterosexual women but many do not access treatment, a new Australian study has found. The University of Melbourne-led study of 521 same-sex attracted women found that 70 per cent of those aged 18-25 reported problematic alcohol use that exceeded national guidelines, but only …

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Gay and bisexual men who use drugs while having sex are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV, hepatitis C and other STIs, a new study has found. The study, published in the medical journal HIV Medicine, reviewed information from 1,840 gay and bisexual men who used two sexual health clinics in London between 2014 …

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The Department of Home Affairs has said a push to make seeking asylum easier for LGBTIQ refugees could lead to “large numbers” of refugees pretending to be gay. The department’s warning was in response to a call from the federal Labor Party to make it easier for asylum seekers to meet the test for LGBTIQ …

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