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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

New Netflix documentary follows life of Australian trans teen who challenged laws to affirm gender

When she was 10, Georgie Stone became the youngest person in Australia to receive hormone blockers. Stone is transgender and had to go to court to fight for that right.  As a teenager, she…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2022

Drag queens and TikTokers: queer Fijian influencers challenging traditional notions of masculinity

Sevuloni Lule, a professional dancer from Lautoka City in western Fiji, is causing a stir on Shenzen’s club scene in China. Or rather, his drag alter ego – Savanaah Marco LaVulva – is. By day,…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2022

‘Brisbane has come of age’: the queer and migrant artists helping shed the city’s ‘cringe’

It seemed every single person in Brisbane was on the banks of the Maiwar river on Saturday afternoon, settling in with beach chairs and eskies to get the best vantage point. It…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2022

On this day: Gay Liberation Australia, angry and proud

“Had I known at the age of 15 that my lesbianism could have been ‘cured’, I would have rushed to Dr McConaghy as my saviour,” wrote Lindy N. of Gay Lib in…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Conversion therapy survivors can seek apologies and compensation under New Zealand scheme

The country’s Human Rights Commission launched a free and confidential dispute resolution service for those subjected to the dangerous and discredited practice on Thursday (18 August). The government-funded Conversion Practices Response Service will allow survivors…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

LGBTQ HEROES AND WINNERS OF HONOUR AWARDS 2022 ANNOUNCED

After being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Honour Awards, the annual celebration of outstanding service and achievements in LGBTQ communities in NSW, returned to Sydney this year. Over…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

AUSSIE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ELLIA GREEN COMES OUT AS TRANS

Ellia Green, Australian Olympic gold medalist and former rugby union player, came out as transgender on Tuesday. Green, the first Olympian to come out as a transgender man, represented Australia in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

MEET THE AUSSIE GAY RUGBY TEAMS COMPETING IN THE 2022 BINGHAM CUP IN CANADA

The 10th Bingham Cup, known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, is scheduled to start later this week in Ottawa, Canada. LGBTQI players from 20 participating countries, including Australia, will take part…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS REVIEWS CONTROVERSIAL ‘DECENCY INSPECTIONS’

In 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) and the NSW Police signed an Accord that allows police to conduct public decency inspections of all participants prior to the start of…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Saudi sisters found dead in Sydney told acquaintance queer women ‘live in fear’ in their homeland

Two Saudi sisters found dead in their beds in Sydney attended a girls-only queer event in January where they told acquaintances gay women “live in fear” in Saudi Arabia. The Guardian understands New South Wales…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2022

Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance cancels rainbow light plan, citing threats and abuse

Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance has cancelled plans to illuminate the site in rainbow colours, citing "sustained abuse" and threats directed at its staff. The rainbow plan for Sunday night was set to…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Australian rugby league players boycott game over Pride-themed jerseys

An Australian rugby league team will don rainbow-accented jerseys on Thursday in a show of support for the LGBTQ community, but seven of its players who have refused to wear them won’t…

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