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ADDED ON: 01/27/2023

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA HONOURS FOR LGBT ADVOCATES DAVID POLSON, MICHAEL BARNETT AND REBECCA JOHNSON

The 2023 Australia Day honours were announced on Wednesday acknowledging the trailblazing work done by around 1,047 Australians. LGBTQI rights activists and HIV advocates were among those honoured with awards. David Polson,…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2023

Australian basketball’s first pride round lauded despite some NBL players’ reluctance to wear LGBTQ+ jersey

The NBL’s first pride round still sends a strong message of inclusivity despite the reluctance of several players to wear a logo supporting the LGBTQ+ community, according to Australian national nonprofit inclusion…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Reviled, reclaimed and respected: the history of the word ‘queer’

Recently, a number of people have questioned or critiqued the use of the word “queer” to describe LGBTIQA+ folk. One writer to the Guardian claimed that the “q-word” was as derogatory and offensive…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2022

Sydney’s new LGBT museum Qtopia appoints queer curatorial team

Sydney’s new LGBTQI museum, Qtopia has announced the appointment of its Queer curatorial team in the leadup to its February opening. Queer curators, artists, and archivists Jacqui North and Liz Bradshaw will…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2022

These two women travelled to every country in the world but kept one thing secret

Travel brought Rachel Davey and Martina Sebova together. Almost 15 years ago, the two women met on a 49-day overland tour of Europe. Rachel, from Victoria, was an on-road chef for a…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2022

Local Canberra history tour uncovering the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community in the nation’s capital

Once the location of Canberra's first publicly-organised LGBTQIA+ event in the ACT, today Glebe Park, located in the heart of the city, acts as a meeting place for Lucy Dingwall and Sita…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2022

Sport New Zealand reveals new guidelines for transgender inclusion in community sport

Sport New Zealand has released new guidelines for the inclusion of transgender people in community sport, allowing athletes to compete in the gender they identify with. The overarching principle of the guidelines…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

It took a trip to Australia to find her true self. Now Divina Loloma wants to be Fiji’s first transgender politician

When Divina Loloma was living in Australia, her voice began to change. It was 1987 and she'd left her home country, Fiji, in the aftermath of a violent military coup. Sydney would…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

Police joked about rising tide of gay hate

As stories of teen gangs hunting down homosexual men grew with police ignoring the issue, community leader Gary Cox started a project to shine a light on gay hate crimes in Sydney…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2022

SYDNEY’S LGBT MUSEUM QTOPIA WILL RE-CREATE AUSTRALIA’S FIRST HIV/AIDS UNIT – WARD 17

Sydney’s new LGBTQI museum Qtopia has announced its very first exhibition – a restaging of Ward 17 South, Australia’s very first dedicated HIV/AIDS unit that was located at St Vincent’s hospital. On…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2022

Australian Jewish group is concerned about homophobia in new Israeli government

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry have congratulated incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his election win but have also voiced concern about homophobic elements within the coalition he may lead. Netanyahu…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2022

NSW gay hate murder probe seeks ‘justice’

A landmark NSW inquiry is investigating cold-case murders of gay men and LGBTQI community members. Led by Justice John Sackar, the special commission of inquiry into hate crimes began its first hearing…

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