OutStanding Short Story Competition surprise endings

Entries are now open for the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2022 with the theme Surprise Ending. NSW MP Alex Greenwich launched the competition earlier this week as part of the Sydney Pride Festival. Run by and for Australia’s LGBTQIA+ community, entries for the Outstanding Short Story Competition close on September 1, 2022. The competition invites …

Dame Kelly Holmes

Olympics superstar Dame Kelly Holmes came out as a lesbian today. The legendary athlete told the Sunday Mirror, “There have been lots of dark times where I wished I could scream that I am gay – but I couldn’t.” Dame Kelly Holmes won gold in the 800-metre and 1,500-metre at the 2004 Summer Olympics in …

james I james is queen King James Bible

Speculation about the sexuality of the man who paid for the King James Bible began during his youth. Later, James VI of Scotland succeeded Elizabeth I to the English throne as James I, and wannabe poets quipped ‘Rex fuit Elizabeth: nunc est regina Jacobus’ —’Elizabeth was King: now James is Queen’. James was born June …

Stoker Hanson senate Good News/Bad News

So, the final vote count for the Queensland Senate sees a classic Good News/Bad News situation. In the Good News, Amanda Stoker remains unelectable. In the Bad News, Pauline Hanson returns on the back of votes that cost Clive Palmer an estimated $100 million. But in VERY GOOD NEWS, Queensland did not elect George Christensen, …

Queensland foster carers

Queensland foster carers come from all walks of life. But no matter who they are, they all have a place in their hearts for a child who needs support and understanding. Justin works full-time while caring for two boys and does short breaks care on weekends. Likewise, Michael and his partner Scott also work full-time …

Raymond Radiguet Bébé

Born June 18, 1903, the bisexual French novelist Raymond Radiguet, known in literary circles as Monsieur Bébé, achieved wealth and critical acclaim for his scandalous first novel before dying at twenty. The Devil in the Flesh Raymond Radiguet dropped out of school and finished his first novel by the age of seventeen. Le Diable au …

professional counsellors school chaplaincy program

Federal Education Minister Jason Clare yesterday announced changes to the school chaplaincy program. Labor will allow schools to hire qualified professional counsellors under the scheme. Previously, funding depended on the recruitment of chaplains with an affiliation to a recognised religion.  Introduced by the Howard government, the school chaplaincy program costs the federal budget $60 million …

Boy George Victoria Beckham british airways

Does she really want to make him cry? It’s a spice, spice world for Victoria Beckham. Boy George sobbed today that British Airways made him and other first-class passengers wait while the former Posh Spice disembarked. In a now-deleted tweet, George posted, “Nice touch for @britishairways to leave everyone in first class waiting for steps …

LGBTIQA+ spokesperson

Just.Equal Australia today welcomed the Greens’ new LGBTIQA+ spokesperson, Stephen Bates. Just.Equal spokesperson Rodney Croome also paid tribute to outgoing spokesperson, Janet Rice. The group called on Labor to follow the Greens’ lead and reinstate an LGBTIQA+ equality portfolio. Rodney Croome said Just.Equal looked forward to speaking with the recently-elected member for Brisbane. “We look …

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, who won an Oscar for playing a gay man dying of AIDS in Philadelphia, says he could not play gay now. Speaking to the New York Times to promote the new Elvis Presley biopic, Hanks described both Philadelphia and Forrest Gump as ‘timely movies, at the time, that you might not be able …

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