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Tropical Fruits 2017 Parade through Lismore CBD

This year, Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits are celebrating 30 years of building, supporting and entertaining the community in the Northern Rivers. The group’s upcoming “Shine” New Years Eve Festival is the culmination of their 30th birthday celebrations this year, and the Fruits are inviting the community to join them at the festival’s opening Parade …

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A New South Wales man has been jailed for impersonating a police officer and extorting money from a man he met on gay hookup app Grindr. Jayson Hastie contacted the victim on Grindr using a fake profile under the name of ‘Alex’ and spent two weeks exchanging sexually explicit messages and phone calls with him, …

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Sissy Ball at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2019

Australia’s biggest vogue competition, Sissy Ball, is returning to the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to celebrate Asia-Pacific’s LGBTQIA+ community. Inspired by New York’s iconic vogue ballroom scene, the event brings people together for a night of dance, music, and expressive freedom and celebrates ballroom’s endurance in queer culture. Sissy Ball made its …

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Gay hate crime victim scott johnson

NSW Police are offering a $1 million reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for the death of American mathmatician Scott Johnson, 30 years after he died as a result of a gay hate attack. On December 10, 1988, the body of the 27-year-old Sydney-based man was found at the base …

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Australia’s newest federal MP Dr Kerryn Phelps has reflected in her first parliamentary speech on becoming an “accidental” LGBTIQ activist after marrying her partner in 1998. Dr Phelps, who won the byelection in the Sydney seat of Wentworth in October, was sworn in to applause on Monday as the federal parliament resumed for the last …

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Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits have dedicated their upcoming New Year’s Festival to community hero Tony Allison, who passed away in September. For the past decade, Tony (pictured) had been New Year’s Eve Production Manager for the group, which this year is celebrating their 30th anniversary New Year’s Eve Festival, with a theme of “Shine”. …

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Start planning your trip now, because next year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival lineup has been unveiled. Having celebrated their 40th anniversary this year, Mardi Gras says that the 2019 festival theme “Fearless” honours the LGBTIQ activism of the past, as well as a call to action to march fearlessly into the future. …

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Lismore LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits is inviting you to Shine this New Year’s Eve, and we have your complete guide to this year’s festivities. The group’s New Years Eve festival is a four-day LGBTIQ celebration held in the city of Lismore in northern New South Wales, the shimmering heart of the “Rainbow Region” on the …

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Gay Conversion Therapies in Australia

More than 1,000 current and former students from Anglican schools have signed an open letter to principals asking them to stop lobbying to keep legal exemptions allowing discrimination against gay teachers. Last week, a group of 34 New South Wales Anglican school principals signed a letter to federal MPs demanding the controversial religious exemption allowing …

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