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TikTok and Twitter users have been slammed for exposing queer athletes at the Olympics in Tokyo by sharing their Grindr profiles. The social media platforms’ users have used Grindr’s “Explore” feature to navigate to the Tokyo’s Olympic Village. Insider has reported at least four TikTok posts and 10 tweets have included profiles of Olympic athletes. …

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Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisation Thorne Harbour Health has hit out at homophobic complaints against its longest-running gay men’s sexual health campaign. Since 2008, Thorne Harbour’s “The Drama Downunder” campaign has promoted STI testing and gay men’s sexual health and wellbeing. To do so, they use models wearing white briefs to bust stigma around discussing sexual health. …

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Politicians in the African nation of Ghana have unveiled draft bill that activists say is one of the world’s most homophobic pieces of legislation. A group of MPs introduced the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill to parliament late last month. Gay sex is already punishable by up to three …

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British diver Tom Daley has won his first Olympic gold medal. The out 27-year-old and his diving partner Matty Lee scored gold in their men’s synchronised 10m platform event at the Tokyo Games, with a score of 471.81. After their dive, the pair watched on as their Chinese rivals Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen performed …

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Britney Spears’ lawyer has launched a critical legal bid to remove her father from her “abusive” conservatorship and replace him with an independent accountant. Last month the singer shocked the world when she spoke out about the controversial legal arrangement, which she claims is exploitative and abusive. A court placed Britney under the conservatorship, controlling …

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New documentary Hating Peter Tatchell, chronicling the titular LGBTIQ+ activist’s 54 years of fearless human rights campaigning, is debuting in Australia next month. The film, executive produced by Elton John and David Furnish, looks at both the motivations and consequences of Peter’s provocative campaigning. Born in Melbourne, Peter Tatchell (above) jumped into politics with campaigns …

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Network Ten journalist Eammon Ashton-Atkinson is recovering after suffering from COVID-19 and two “scary” strokes in a “tough month”. The Aussie, US-based correspondent discovered he had contracted the virus after returning from a work stint in Nigeria. Eammon then spent 14 days in isolation and said he suffered a sore neck from constantly coughing. For …

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Casey Donovan has opened up about her girlfriend Renee Sharples as the couple get set to celebrate one year together soon. The entertainer said she connected with Renee, a paramedicine lecturer, on dating app Bumble during isolation in Victoria’s long lockdown last year. During lockdown, the couple said they spent hours on the phone, and …

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A gay rugby player and his club in the UK are celebrating after he was granted asylum, winning a years-long legal battle against deportation to Kenya. Ken Macharia moved to the UK to study in 2009. Working as a mechanical engineer, he later sought asylum, fearing persecution if he returned to Kenya. This month the …

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New Sunshine Coast pride event the Out ‘n’ Proud festival has been postponed for a second time due to Australia’s COVID-19 outbreaks. The brand new rainbow pride festival was originally scheduled for June 19 at Caloundra’s Kings Beach. It was previously postponed to August 21. However Victoria, Sydney and South Australia are currently in lockdown. …

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