sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras worldpride 2023 bid

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has won its bid to host mega-festival WorldPride in Australia in 2023. WorldPride is the largest global gathering of LGBTIQ communities and a different city hosts the event every two years. Members of the worldwide InterPride network of Pride organisations voted between the three contenders – Sydney, Montreal and …

Sportsman Hotel Charity Bake Off 2019

Congratulations to the Sportsman Hotel for raising $2750 at this year’s Bake-Off! The proceeds from the event will go to the Mature Aged Men Support Group in Brisbane.

Lawrence Gibbons Saves Star Observer

Lawrence Gibbons, the publisher of Sydney’s City Hub newspaper, announced last night the acquisition of the Star Observer. His new company Out Publications will now publish the Sydney based LGBTIQ newspaper. The Star Observer will now move into the City Hub offices with both publications managed by Lawrence Gibbons as Group Editor. Due to celebrate …

Here We Queer first birthday party

Here We Queer would like to invite you to the celebration of their very first birthday. They are  commemorating one whole year of being out, loud, and proud! On 29 June, Here We Queer pair with Bloodhound Bar in Fortitude Valley HWQ pink to raise money in support of Open Doors Youth Service Inc.’s incredible …


Tasmanian transgender advocates have called on the state’s Premier to stop Upper House election ads that lump together transgender law reform and child abuse under the policy of “protecting your children”. Liberal candidate for the Upper House seat of Pembroke, Kristy Johnson, has published newspaper ads (pictured) that declare one of her three top priorities …

European-Parliament asset freeze brunei

The European Parliament has backed calls for asset freezes and visa bans over Brunei’s new “death to gays” penal code. The parliament passed a resolution on Thursday (April 18) condemning the southeast Asian nation’s recently introduced Penal Code, which imposes penalties as harsh as death by stoning for gay sex, extramarital sex and abortion and …

sunshine coast pride festival fair day

The organisers of the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival have announced they are postponing this weekend’s Fair Day event. Revellers were to gather at the Fair Day’s home in Quota Park in Nambour this Saturday (March 30), but the Sunshine Coast Pride Network has said the event won’t go ahead due to a forecast thunderstorm. “In …

Expensive Doodle discrimination claims

A Queensland company paid out $12,500 for what ended up a very expensive doodle after Discrimination Claims took on the case of a young painter. “Some people think that only women experience sexual harassment,” Miles Heffernan from Discrimination Claims told QN Magazine. “However, men are also targeted. Often though, they are reluctant to speak up …

Kerryn Phelps celebrating victory in Wentworth by-election against the liberal party

Independent candidate and longtime LGBTIQ rights campaigner Dr Kerryn Phelps have claimed victory in the Wentworth by-election, but the counting of postal ballots on Sunday has seen her lead narrow to less than 1000 votes. On Saturday night, Phelps was on track to defeat Liberal candidate Dave Sharma in the by-election to replace former Prime …

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