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Australian Conservatives candidate Lyle Shelton has slammed the AFL’s designation of unisex bathrooms at the Pride Game last weekend. At the inclusive match on Saturday night, male and female bathroom doors had signs reading “Gender diversity is welcome here: Please use the restroom that best fits your gender identity or expression”, and five bathroom blocks …

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A new campaign is encouraging sports clubs across the country to host their own Pride Cup to promote LGBTIQ inclusion, ahead of the third AFL Pride Game this weekend. The Pride Cup initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans …

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Teenage trans activist Georgie Stone has been named the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game in Melbourne. The 18-year-old, who is this year’s Young Victorian of the Year, said she’s proud to support her team and their commitment to inclusion. “I have been a St Kilda fan pretty much for as long as …

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Memorials will be held around Australia on May 20 to remember the lives of those lost to AIDS and call for a future free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Every year, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for …

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A Melbourne man has been charged with blackmail after he allegedly threatened to “out” a man he met on Grindr if he didn’t pay him money. Timothy Ruge allegedly demanded $1300 from the man he met on the gay hookup app in exchange for not disclosing the man’s activities to a third person, 9 News …

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Police are searching for a group of men who assaulted a man in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in an alleged homophobic attack. A 36-year-old Carrum Downs man, known as Brendan, was walking along Smith Street between Victoria Parade and Mason Street in Collingwood in the early hours of Saturday on January 27 when …

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Melbourne City councillor Rohan Leppert will contest the by-election for lord mayor in May. Cr Leppert, 33, was elected to Melbourne City Council in 2012 and heads its arts, culture and heritage portfolio. A by-election for lord mayor is being held after Robert Doyle resigned last month following accusations of sexual harassment made against him, …

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A Melbourne mum has called for the Australian government to update the child passport application form to better cater to same-sex parents. Jessica Boyd, who wants to travel overseas with partner Liz Williams and their five-month-old baby Grace, said the “antiquated” Australian passport application process needed to be updated because it still requires a child’s …

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Apple has celebrated marriage equality in Australia with a heartwarming ad titled “First Dance” to promote its new iPhone. Same-sex couples officially began tying the knot in January, and three newlyweds – Antony and Ron; Nick and Rob; and Meg and Ann-Marie – feature in the ad. Their emotional first dances were filmed on the …

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Melbourne’s Art Simone has been crowned Drag Performer of the Year at the inaugural Melbourne Drag Awards last weekend. Held at Vau d’vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant, the ceremony announced a series of Victorian drag winners as decided by an online public vote and a panel of judges. “I was so honoured and flattered to be …

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