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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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Victoria’s Pride Centre is a step closer to construction with the unveiling of a concept design for the proposed multi-storey building in St Kilda. The Victorian Pride Centre will be a hub and permanent home for 10 major LGBTI organisations including radio station JOY FM, the Victorian Aids Council and the Australian Lesbian and Gay …

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By Dennis Altman, La Trobe University The rise of sexually transmissible diseases made front-page news in The Age, which tried to make sense of the rise among “gay men” and “heterosexual people”. This illustrates the increasingly common confusion between behaviour and identity. What is involved is sexual contact, or to use the expression common in …

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gay pride Jordan Bruno

Former reality TV star Jordan Bruno has been crowned Mr Gay Pride Australia for 2018. Jordan found fame after appearing on Channel Seven series My Kitchen Rules, but after the show he became a high-profile advocate for marriage equality and LGBTI mental health and launched a series of classes encouraging young people to cook. The …

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