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Andrew M Potts

Andrew has been covering LGBTQIA+ issues for a range of publications in Australia over two decades and was the Asia-Pacific correspondent for global LGBTQIA+ news website Gay Star News.

Westfield Bondi Junction

Vigil for the Bondi Junction Tragedy this Sunday

On Sunday, 21 April at 5.30pm, there will be a Community Candlelight Vigil at Bondi Beach in Dolphin Court on the South side of the Bondi Pavilion.   During the vigil, community members are invited to light candles and hold a minute’s silence to honour the victims and survivors in the wake of the Bondi …

Alex Greenwich stands outside the Australian Parliament on the same day as same-sex marriage was legalised

Time is running out to support the NSW Equality Bill

An online survey that is being held as part of the inquiry into state Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich’s LGBTIQA+ Equality Bill to end discrimination under the law in NSW against our community is coming to a close and you only have until Sunday to fill it out. The two minute survey asks for your …

AMA President Kerryn Phelps was one of the first Australians to enter into an overseas same-sex marriage

Treading the Balance with Dr Kerryn Phelps

Dr Kerryn Phelps’ religious marriage to her wife Jackie in New York in 1998 and subsequent outing in the media really stated the debate around marriage equality in Australia before it was on the radar of even many people within the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr Phelps has now released Power of Balance, a memoir of both …

Set in 1997, Penpals: A New Queer Musical follows the story of Callie and Pearce

Qtopia announces The Loading Dock theatre season

The Qtopia Sydney Queer Centre of History and Culture has announced the 2024 Season Program for The Loading Dock theatre which will run from April until December. Qtopia Sydney lead curator Carly Fisher said Qtopia was “proud to be showcasing five world premieres, two NSW premieres, three shows that have completed a development this year …

Health Equity Matters appoints new CEO

Health Equity Matters, formerly known as the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), has announced the appointment of Dash Heath-Paynter as the peak national body’s new Chief Executive Officer. Heath-Paynter takes on the leadership of Health Equity Matters after serving almost eight years as deputy CEO under former CEO Darryl O’Donnell. He had already been …

Cruising for Beginners with AJ Lamarque

Sydney comedian and Kweens of Comedy creator AJ Lamarque follows his SBS television debut with a new standup show about gay culture and gay cruises at the 2024 Sydney Comedy Festival. AJ Lamarque has had a triumphant start to 2024. In February he performed at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival’s Laugh Out …

Steve Ostrow OAM’s memorial to be held on April 13

Steve Ostrow dedicated years of service to the Sydney LGBTQIA+ community after moving to Australia in his 50s. Mature Age Gays (MAG) social group founder and Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Steve Ostrow died in his retirement home aged 91 on February 4 and will be remembered as a pillar of the LGBTQIA+ …

Bake Off is a fundraiser for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

BGF Bake Off returns this Sunday

One of LGBTQIA+ Sydney’s signature events returns this Sunday, April 7, from 2pm to 5pm at The Imperial in Erskineville after a seven year hiatus! Bake Off was run as a fundraiser for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) for thirty years and the event is coming back as part of Australia’s oldest HIV charity’s 40th …

Holden Sheppard’s Invisible Boys has started filming in WA

The television adaptation of award winning Australian queer young adult novel Invisible Boys has started filming in locations in Perth and Geraldton in Western Australia. Holden Sheppard’s book, set during the 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite, explores the challenges faced by a group of gay teens in the remote coastal town after one of them is …

Tasmanian Labor and Greens LGBTQIA+ election promises

Equality Tasmania and Working It Out have welcomed the Tasmanian Labor Party and Greens’ commitment to a raft of LGBTIQA+ reforms at the upcoming state election on March 23. Labor’s Plan for LGBTIQA+ Equality unveiled by equality spokesperson, Ella Haddad includes:   – a Minister for Equality. – an effective ban on conversion practices, working with …

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