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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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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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NSW Police are seeking a man who they say fled an apartment in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Surry Hills after he witnessed his Grindr date jump three floors from a balcony. The 37-year-old victim, a Swedish-American national, survived the fall but is in a critical condition after he climbed over the railing on November …

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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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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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A controversial push for Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to ban the Liberal party and NSW Police from marching in the annual parade was defeated at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting at the weekend. Ahead of the AGM on Saturday, the Pride in Protest group said they wanted “to bring back the proud protest …

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Sydney Gay Penguin sphen and magic

Sydney’s gay penguin couple Sphen and Magic have welcomed their first foster baby, their aquarium has announced. Two weeks ago, gentoo penguin duo Sphen and Magic went viral when staff at Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium announced they were an item and had become inseparable ahead of breeding season. After the couple practiced incubating with a …

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Sydney’s Imperial Hotel has denied it removed its rainbow flags ahead of a private function attended by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The iconic venue is a favorite for the LGBTIQ community, having hosted several drag events among others, including the Miss First Nation competition last weekend. On September 25, Scott Morrison shared a selfie he …

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Wentworth by-election Kerryn Phelps WON

Dr Kerryn Phelps’ likely win in the Wentworth by-election has been welcomed by LGBTIQ advocates. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said Kerryn will bring “compassion, common sense and a spirit of cooperation to a polarised parliament.” “Kerryn’s election shows Australians want solutions not in-fighting, [and] progress not dogma,” he said. “We look forward to Kerryn working …

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A permanent memorial artwork recognising the victims of gay hate violence in New South Wales has been given council approval and funding. From the 1970s to 1990s, many gay men were assaulted, robbed and in some cases murdered along the coastal walk from Sydney’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama (pictured), including at former gay beat Marks …

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