Garry Wakefield North West Pride

Garry Wakefield grew up in Ulverstone, a town in North West Tasmania that was once known as “the most homophobic town in Australia”. In the late 1990s, Ulverstone was once the site of angry rallies and protests against the decriminalisation of homosexuality.  For LGBTQIA+ advocate Garry Wakefield, the public furore coincided with his own coming …

Elliot Page Umbrella Academy

The latest season of The Umbrella Academy has dropped on Netflix, and has handled lead actor Elliot Page’s transition with warmth and humility. The last time the smash-hit series was on television, lead actor Elliot Page went by a different name and portrayed the character Vanya. In late 2020, several months after the launch of …

Miriam Margolyes Australia Unmasked

National treasure Miriam Margolyes has packed up the campervan and is hitting the road once again, in a new three-part series. In her new series, Miriam Margolyes Australia Unmasked, Miriam sets out to understand what the ‘Fair Go’ means in Australia today, and how this principle plays out in the diverse lives of other Australian …

monkeypox cdc photo

UK health officials recommend vaccines for gay and bisexual men at risk of monkeypox.  The new advice comes as the current outbreak in the UK reaches 793 cases. Although not an STI, a “notable proportion” of cases are gay and bisexual men. Monkeypox spreads through close contact with an infected person, or through clothing or …

marriage equality japan

In a setback for Japan’s LGBTQIA+ community, a court in Osaka has upheld the country’s ban on gay marriage.  The court found that the ban on same-sex marriage does not violate Japan’s Constitution The Osaka court dismissed a case filed by two gay couples and one lesbian couple and rejected their demand for 1 million …

Bethlehem College Tauranga

A transgender student has survived a suicide attempt after their New Zealand Catholic school told them “God doesn’t make mistakes”.  Attending Bethlehem College at Tauranga, NZ, it has been alleged that the student was prohibited from wearing the uniform of their preferred gender. The student was also not allowed to go by their preferred name …

JLo Emme non binary

In a recent live performance, Jennifer ‘JLo’ Lopez introduced her child Emme using they/them pronouns. JLo was performing at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala late last week when she brought her teenager Emme Muniz onto the stage. “The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I …

My Lover Cindi Adelaide gay bar

Adelaide’s latest queer venue My Lover Cindi was born with an intent to create something a bit different for the local community. With a background in psychology and social work respectively, co-owners and partners Rachel Hosking and Kate Toone have a keen interest in social issues.  Launching a new venue, Toone and Hosking wanted to …

Maybelle Blair A League of Their Own comes out

Maybelle Blair, one of the inspirations behind the iconic 1992 film A League of Their Own has publicly come out, at 95 years of age. Maybelle ‘Mae’ Blair recently came out during the premiere of a new series based on the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. At a panel discussion, Mae said she was …

LGB Alliance UK

LGBTQIA+ advocates in the UK have criticized a decision to provide funding to the trans-exclusionary group, LGB Alliance.  Last week, LGB Alliance announced it had been successful in receiving a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. The National Lottery Community Fund gives grants to UK organisations to help improve their communities.  LGB Alliance said …

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