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Comedian and author Nelly Thomas holds up free mum hugs shirt

A group of Melbourne mums in Australia are planning to attend queer festival Midsumma later this month offering “free mum hugs” to LGBTIQ people who may have experienced rejection by their families. Melbourne mum, comedian and author Nelly Thomas said on Facebook she will be giving out the free hugs with friends at the festival’s …

Midsumma's consent festival 2019

Melbourne’s queer Midsumma Festival will for the first time open with a a special one-day event exploring ideas of consent in LGBTI, queer and ally communities. The inaugural festival will explore consent in relationships, workplaces, and in health, through in-depth panel discussions, workshops, performances and more. Brodie Turner from MEAN Projects coordinated the event with …