Jordan Hirst
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Jordan Hirst

Jordan Hirst is a Journalist and News Editor for qnews.com.au

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Mardi Gras members to vote on proposal to ban police from parade

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras members will vote on a contentious proposal to ban police from future parades at this weekend’s AGM. Activist group Pride in Protest put forward the motion, one of many up for a vote at the Saturday meeting. The group emerged in 2018 with a goal of returning Mardi Gras …

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Sydney gay porn couple ‘evicted from apartment after extreme noise complaints’

Sydney work-from-home gay porn star couple Billy Santoro and Gage Santoro have left their lavish apartment building after “extreme noise” complaints. The couple were renting on the seventh floor of the stunning Monument apartment complex, located in the rainbow neighbourhood of Surry Hills and overlooking iconic Oxford Street. But the pair reportedly rubbed the building’s …

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Tasmanians convicted under old anti-gay laws may get compensation

Tasmanians convicted of historical homosexuality or crossdressing offences under repealed state laws should get compensation, a legislative review has recommended.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 The state repealed laws against crossdressing in 2001.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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Hugh Sheridan stage show postponed after trans casting backlash

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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Conservatives are losing it over Harry Styles wearing a Gucci dress in Vogue

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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Dancing allowed at Brisbane Pride Festival’s Fair Day as restrictions ease

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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WATCH: Australia’s own teen lesbian rom-com is coming to cinemas

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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Urgent action needed on ‘heartbreaking’ LGBTIQ suicide data

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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Homophobic vandal defaces rainbow flag during South Australia’s Pride Month

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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Brisbane Pride Festival announces new date for 2020 AGM

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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