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Gay Sydney

A long-awaited New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has been announced to examine gay hate crimes in Sydney over four decades, including the murders of 88 gay and transgender people, 30 of which remain unsolved. A cross-party committee will look at crimes between 1970 and 2010 and investigate the NSW Police and criminal justice system response …

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Father Rod Bower

The New South Wales priest who became a social media sensation for his thought-provoking church billboards has shared the heartbreaking story behind his viral message backing LGBTIQ rights. Father Rod Bower created the sign that read “Dear Christians. Some ppl are gay. Get over it. Love God.” outside the Gosford Anglican Church on New South …

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A homeless person lies on the concrete in this stock photo

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich has called for “epidemic levels” of homelessness in New South Wales to be treated as a state of emergency. Greenwich said the number of people with no fixed address in New South Wales had risen by 37 per cent since the 2011 Census. Research shows the issue disproportionately affects gay, …

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Rainbow Mountain

Australian ski destination Thredbo and LGBTIQ party starters Heaps Gay are hosting Rainbow Mountain, a five-day festival of crazy, fun, glittery LGBTIQ action in the snow. From August 29 to September 2, the LGBTIQ community will take over the mountain with a huge line up of events, parties, live concerts, cocktails, champagne lunches, and plenty …

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Richard Moon and Michael Burge pose outside the Tenterfield Saddler in Tenterfield, New South Wales ahead of the Peter Allen festival

The northern New South Wales town of Tenterfield is opening its heart to four same-sex couples at an affordable and unique pop-up wedding event in September. To celebrate the arrival of marriage equality in Australia, a group of local businesspeople has created a fun, intimate wedding experience in this colourful corner of the New England …

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Queer eye

The mini-episode the boys from makeover show Queer Eye filmed in the Australian town of Yass has been released. The show’s Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk — visited Australia earlier this month, and had two projects while in Yass. First, Tan, Karamo, and Jonathan helped …

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Boutique Hotel

The team at Tenterfield’s Commercial Boutique Hotel have lots in store for visitors to the regional New South Wales town’s upcoming Peter Allen Festival. This September, the inaugural event dedicated to the gay music icon is taking over the town, which is located a three hour drive from Brisbane. The town will welcome an influx …

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Peter Allen festival

Tenterfield might be best known for its shining star, Peter Allen, who put this town on the map. But during the inaugural Peter Allen Festival this September, there’ll be plenty to see and do while you’re in the region – a lot more than you would have thought. While you’re in town and taking a …

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Queer Eye netflix

The stars of reality makeover show Queer Eye have been crowned ‘Yass Queens’ by the mayor of the rural New South Wales town of Yass. Mayor Rowena Abbey presented the boys with some shiny headgear to commemorate their trip to Australia this week, in video posted online by Netflix a few days after the boys …

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Forced Divorce transgender birth certificate laws

Transgender people in New South Wales will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the NSW government on Wednesday. In a number of states and territories, trans people must be unmarried before their birth certificate can be amended, essentially requiring trans …

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