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After a group of six Tasmanian students raised the issue of queer visibility in schools, a film project was born. Call Me By My Name is a short film project about the experiences of growing up and coming out, as well as the challenges facing queer students.  Project facilitator Xris Reardon met the students through …

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A new podcast exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ Australians has dropped its first episode. A collaboration between JOY FM and Sydney Mardi Gras, Queer Thinking shares the various lived experiences within the LGBTQIA+ community. JOY FM’s Production and Services Manager and Queer Thinking producer Jordan Johnstone said the podcast was the latest in JOY …

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For a city that is AFL mad, launching a gay rugby team was always going to be a challenge. The Adelaide University Sharks are Adelaide’s first LGBTQIA+ inclusive rugby team, and after launching two years ago the club has proven exceedingly popular. The club provides a safe environment for physical and mental well-being through sport …

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ANZ has joined other major corporations by offering paid gender affirmation leave to employees.  The newly-created gender affirmation leave policy will support trans and gender diverse staff as they undergo gender affirmation. The leave policy will cover employees for any aspect of their gender affirmation including social, medical, and legal processes.  While other major corporations …

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To celebrate Pride Month, QNews has put together a list of some of Australia’s most recognisable queer women. Many of the celebrities listed in this article have commented on the importance of lesbian viability and representation in their coming-out journey. Faustina Agolley Faustina ‘Fuzzy’ Agolley is best known as the host of the Australian music …

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Sarah Davison talks to conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell about his experience and response to a recent report on the practice. For members of Tasmania’s LGBTQIA+ community, the recent report by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on conversion therapy practices was a watershed moment. However, conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell said the report was a …

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Adelaide, the City of Churches has seen a seismic shift in queer visibility over the past decade, and a lot of that can be attributed to Mary’s Poppin. The iconic gay bar in the Adelaide CBD recently celebrated its sixth birthday, a milestone for the club that has become one of Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ venues. …

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An urgent appeal for more blood donations has reinvigorated debate about Australia’s blood donor policy. A surge in cases of flu and COVID-19 has seen the nation’s stock of blood fall to critical levels. This week, Lifeblood is calling on 17,500 Australians to roll up their sleeve The shortage has been attributed to appointment cancellations …

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An award-winning author and illustrator has released his latest children’s book, in celebration of pride month and rainbow families.  Daniel Gray-Barnett never dreamed he would become an award-winning author and illustrator, but he has always been a trailblazer. Gray-Barnett and his then-fiance were engaged for four years in anticipation of marriage equality. On December 9, …

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LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day highlights domestic, family and intimate partner violence and abuse in LGBTQIA+ communities. The national campaign recognises the additional struggles facing members of the LGBTQIA+ community when experiencing domestic violence.  A recent literature review by Our Watch found that rates of intimate partner violence within lesbian, gay and queer relationships are …

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