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Former rugby union player Dan Palmer has come out as gay and shared the harrowing toll of an inner battle with his sexuality in a powerful column. The 32-year-old previously played for the NSW Waratahs, the ACT Brumbies and also nationally for the Wallabies. He’s the first Wallaby ever to come out as gay. However …

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Queer TV and streaming network Revry has launched the first 24/7 channel for queer women, OML, this week. OML on Revry is billed as the first TV channel ever “to cater to queer womxn including those who identify as lesbian, bi, trans female, gender non-binary and queer.” Formerly known as “One More Lesbian”, OML began …

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Well-known Perth drag queen Scarlet Adams has offered a brutal response to Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ comments about transgender people. Zempilas, who was only elected this month, is also breakfast host at radio station 6PR. On Wednesday he made the insensitive comments about gender and transgender people on air. Zempilas subsequently apologised after widespread …

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Mark Latham’s own religious discrimination legislation, currently before the NSW Parliament, has been panned by LGBTIQ advocates. Latham is One Nation’s leader in the New South Wales parliament. He introduced the controversial Bill to amend the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act to the Upper House earlier this year. In a speech on the Bill, Latham invoked Margaret …

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Perth’s newly elected Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has apologised after LGBTIQ advocates slammed “misinformed and demeaning” comments he made about the transgender community. Zempilas declared on his 6PR radio show on Wednesday genitals determined a person’s gender identity and it was “wrong” for someone to identify differently. “If you’ve got a penis mate, you’re a …

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Police have charged a Perth man with a child abuse offence after two vigilantes posed as a 14-year-old on Grindr and lured him to a park. WA Police said a man in his 20s created the fake Grindr profile, pretending to be a 14-year-old boy. The 61-year-old man from the south-east Perth suburb of Camillo …

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A pair of gay penguins at a zoo in the Netherlands have stolen the nest and eggs of a neighbouring lesbian couple. The aquatic soap opera unfolded at Amsersfoort’s DierenPark zoo, who said in a Facebook post the two male African penguins have stolen eggs before. Zookeeper Sander Drost told Dutch News the gay couple …

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The Atrium Lutwyche, on Brisbane’s inner northside, is offering our over-60s the chance to downsize in style while staying in the area they know. The boutique retirement community, which opened in February at 15 High Street, Lutwyche, offers chic one and two bedroom apartments coupled with resort-style facilities just 4km from the city. The Atrium’s …

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Brisbane’s Pride Business Network recognises that perhaps the greatest strength of the LGBTIQ+ communities is their diversity. PBN celebrates the very diversity within their own organisation. Pride Business Network President Richard Bakker said that business was no longer solely the privileged domain of stuffy old men in suits. “Once business associations met in clubs that …

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New South Wales MPs have passed a parliamentary motion supporting the state’s transgender community, in the face of harmful legislation from One Nation’s Mark Latham. On Wednesday afternoon, members unanimously passed independent MPs Alex Greenwich’s motion. It called for “dignity, fairness, respect and equality” for all trans and gender diverse people. It was in part …

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