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Queensland’s Health Department will close the state’s trial of HIV prevention medication PrEP 18 months earlier than planned, removing $740,000 in funding from the Queensland AIDS Council. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with …

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Tiwi island sistergirl Shaniqua

A seven-storey tall portrait of Tiwi Island sistergirl and drag performer Shaniquá TiwiSista has been unveiled in Darwin ahead of the city’s Pride Festival celebrations. Australian street artist Kaff-eine painted the mural on the building on West Lane in the Darwin CBD, one of several stunning artworks produced for the Darwin Street Art Festival this …

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Janet Rice and Scott Morrison

The Greens have demanded the federal government release the Ruddock religious freedom review panel’s long-awaited report. The religious freedom review, headed by Philip Ruddock, was announced last year to placate conservatives following the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in December. The review panel handed its report to the federal government on May 18 but it …

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Gay Sydney

A long-awaited New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has been announced to examine gay hate crimes in Sydney over four decades, including the murders of 88 gay and transgender people, 30 of which remain unsolved. A cross-party committee will look at crimes between 1970 and 2010 and investigate the NSW Police and criminal justice system response …

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comedian Hannah Gadsby at the 2018 Emmys

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has stolen the show at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Gadsby is still riding the wave of the worldwide success of her acclaimed Netflix special Nanette, which covers Gadsby’s experiences as a queer woman, homophobia, trauma, sexual violence, mental illness and more. And she took to the stage to present the Emmy …

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Rupauls drag race emmys 2018

Drag juggernaut RuPaul’s Drag Race has won Best Reality Show at the 2018 Emmy Awards, its first win in the category. “Thank you so much!” RuPaul emoted, picking up tonight’s Emmy for best in genre. “This is so lovely. To the Academy, this is so lovely; we are so happy to present this show” and …

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The young people from Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service are hosting an art exhibition to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane. The organisation’s Odyssey Art Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at Betty’s Espresso and Bar in South Brisbane on Thursday (September 20) to raise money for Open Doors’ PRIDE Art Therapy Program. The PRIDE …

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Queensland Couple Brad and Scott

A gay couple whose emotional reaction to the announcement of the “yes” result last November went viral have wed in Brisbane. Brad Harker and Scott D’Amico (pictured) were among those gathered in Queens Park to hear the result announced on November 15. The couple became the local face of celebrations as photographs and footage spread …

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Cher Australian Tour

Cher has hinted she could be set for an appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Last season, the drag TV juggernaut paid tribute to the gay icon with a musical challenge where the queens each sang live in a performance of Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical. And in a new interview with Attitude magazine, Cher has teased …

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Dua Lipa

Singer Dua Lipa was left in tears after fans were reportedly forcibly removed from her concert in Shanghai on Wednesday night. Witnesses alleged people were forcibly dragged from their seats by security for standing up and dancing while others said people were ejected for waving rainbow flags during her show in the city’s Qingpu district. …

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