Queensland heroes honoured at 2020 Trans Community Awards


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Tasmanians convicted of historical homosexuality or crossdressing offences under repealed state laws should get compensation, a legislative review has recommended. Tasmania was the final Australian state or territory to decriminalise consensual homosexual acts in 1997. The state repealed laws against crossdressing in 2001. State legislation allowing expungement of historical criminal records for gay sex and …

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A Sydney production of cult queer classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Hugh Sheridan is on hold after backlash over the actor’s casting in the role. Sheridan was to play the lead role of Hedwig in the rock musical. The character is a queer punk musician who undergoes a botched gender reassignment operation in …

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Harry Styles has become the first solo male star to cover US Vogue, but some right-wingers are furious he did it while wearing a Gucci dress. The singer is on the cover of the fashion magazine’s December issue, and one of the outfits he wore for the spread includes a floor length dress. In his …

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Brisbane Pride Festival is touting this month’s Fair Day event as Queensland’s first COVID Safe outdoor festival since the pandemic began. Fair Day is on at New Farm Park on November 28. It’s set to be Queensland’s first large-scale event with dancing permitted since March. Organisers expect around 4,000 patrons to attend, under their COVID …

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Queensland’s annual Trans Community Awards have honoured four local transgender and gender diverse activists during Trans Awareness Week. Each year, the Trans Awards recognise the achievements of activists, groups, events and allies for the local trans, gender diverse, non-binary, Brotherboy and Sistergirl communities. Since 2016, community group Many Genders One Voice has organised the awards …

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Heartfelt and hilarious Australian lesbian rom-com Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) is opening in Australian cinemas this month. The queer film sees school captain Ellie fall for rebellious classmate Abbie. However teen awkwardness and angst get in the way of her plan to ask Abbie to the year 12 formal. Then, Ellie is …

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Almost 42% of LGBTIQ Australians reported having thoughts about suicide in 2019, according to a major new study by La Trobe University. The university released the major study Private Lives 3 on Friday, from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). The researchers surveyed over 6,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and …

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A South Australian council will replace its rainbow flag after a vandal painted it with a disgusting homophobic spray. The flag was flying in the centre of the town of Mallala, 50 km from Adelaide, to coincide with SA’s “Pridevember”, run by the Feast Festival. A local resident, known as Liam, earlier took a photo …

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The Brisbane Pride Festival has announced they will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 24. The rescheduled meeting is to replace the meeting originally planned for March but postponed due to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, the AGM will be accessible both in person and online. Current financial members of Brisbane Pride Festival …

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More than a dozen Aussie stars have joined forces to call for the release of a gay refugee who has spent years inside an Australian detention centre. Author Benjamin Law, Wentworth star Kate Jenkinson, The Project‘s Susie Youssef and Crazy Rich Asians star Remy Hii have joined the campaign #Freedom4Ali. The gay man, known as …

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