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Revellers celebrate pride at Brisbane Pride festival Fair Day 2015

The Brisbane Pride Festival is now accepting expressions of interest for performers and stall holders for this year’s Fair Day event in September. Now in its 27th year, the Brisbane Pride Festival is Queensland’s largest and Australia’s third largest LGBTIQ event. More than 10,000 festival-goers attend a range of Pride events over a four week …

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78ers gather on 40th anniversary of first Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras protest

The New South Wales Police Force has apologised for historical violence against the LGBTIQ community on the 40th anniversary of the first Sydney Mardi Gras march in 1978. That night, their celebratory Mardi Gras parade was violently broken up by police and 53 of the marchers were arrested, beaten and publicly shamed in the media. …

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A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel this Saturday night (June 30), the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and …

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Dick Leitsch, a founding father of the gay rights movement, has died in New York. He was 83. Leitsch became an icon of the LGBTQ movement after leading protests that pre-dated the Stonewall Inn uprising. Born on May 11, 1935, Leitsch went on to lead the the New York City chapter of the Mattachine Society, …

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The NRL has supported two female footballers who were photographed kissing after the inaugural women’s State of Origin match in Sydney on Friday night. The viral photo of players Karina Brown, who played for the Queensland side, and Vanessa Foliaki, who played for New South Wales, was posted to the NRL’s social media accounts after …

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A promising candidate for a HIV vaccine may protect against dozens of strains of the virus and is almost ready for human testing, scientists say. The vaccine creates antibodies that attack a vulnerable site of the virus discovered two years ago, according to researchers at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) …

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The Queensland AIDS Council are looking for a new executive director after the resignation of Michael Scott. QuAC said in a statement that Scott had informed the council’s board that he would resigning from the role effective July 1 to pursue other opportunities. Scott has been with QuAC for eight years and has served in …

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A new rainbow crossing will be installed in Sydney, five years after the city’s first one was controversially removed. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the new installation was a “victory” for the LGBTIQ community. “The news that it will be reinstated is incredibly significant on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first …

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