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Melbourne artist Tristan Meecham had a vision for the inaugural Coming Back Out Ball event. The gala event – a glittering red carpet evening of live entertainment, dancing and pride – would honour and celebrate his local LGBTQIA+ elders and help address some of the social isolation and invisibility they experience. “We want to acknowledge …

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Events have been planned around Queensland and across the country to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week this week. Trans Awareness Week is recognised internationally in the second week of November each year to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. The week culminates next Monday with …

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Drag queen Dolly Diamond among those celebrating the launch of St Kilda's Rainbow Road

Local councillors have launched a “rainbow road” to celebrate diversity and inclusion in St Kilda, close to the site of Victoria’s Pride Centre. Port Phillip Council Mayor Bernadene Voss said the rainbow landmark ran for 35 metres along Jackson Street to the Fitzroy Street intersection and was “a fitting curtain-raiser” to the Pride Centre around …

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Anti Gay Poster

Police are investigating after a Neo-Nazi group’s vile anti-gay posters mocking Pride Month and calling gay people “a walking disease” were put up in a Melbourne street. The posters (pictured), which featured the web address of extreme neo-Nazi group Antipodean Resistance, were spotted along Chapel Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Prahan over the …

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Lyle Shelton not happy transgender

Lyle Shelton has slammed the AFL 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 …

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AFL Pride games LGBTIQ inclusion

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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Georgie Stone

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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Grindr blackmail

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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