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BootCo Corium

Brisbane’s BootCo is in its 27th year, and next month the group will present Queensland’s all-male leather and fetish dance party Corium, as part of the group’s leather festival for 2017. BootCo is for men interested in uniforms, leather and denim or participating in kinky activities in a social atmosphere. The group’s leather festival will …

Muslims for Marriage Equality

A new group Muslims for Marriage Equality has encouraged people to vote “yes” in the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality. The group wants to build support for the reform while hoping to erase some of the stigma that LGBTI people face in the religion. The group’s founder Fahad Ali (pictured) said Muslims have more …

Ekka holiday eve

Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will host two special events this Tuesday night to celebrate Ekka holiday eve. The cowboys have come to town so that must mean it’s Ekka time! The next day’s a public holiday so the annual Cowboyz-themed men’s only dance party is back at Sporties this Tuesday night (August 15). Join KLM from …

marriage equality campaign

Olympian Ian Thorpe has joined the marriage equality campaign, ahead of next month’s postal plebiscite on the issue. Thorpe and his boyfriend Ryan Channing joined advocates from The Equality Campaign at Sydney’s City2Surf event on Sunday to encourage Australians to enrol to vote and update their electoral details before the deadline of August 24. Thorpe …

Mr Gay England

Mr Gay England winner Matt Rood has won the title of Mr Gay Europe 2017. The 37-year-old was crowned the winner of this year’s pageant in Stockholm, Sweden, which concluded during Stockholm Pride on Saturday. Matt, who works as a professional dog walker and trainer, won the Social Media Challenge, and “My Project” challenge, coming …

PrEP

Australia could become the first country to end HIV transmission with extra government funding of only $32.5 million a year, according to a new plan from a leading Australian HIV organisation. The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has released its HIV Blueprint, which charts a course to stop around 2,025 HIV transmissions in the …

Australian rainbow families

A group of Australian rainbow families have pushed for a free vote on marriage equality in a cute new video. In the video, produced by Rainbow Families Victoria, children from ages 9 to 19 describe their families and the importance of marriage equality to them. “In my rainbow family, I have my mum, my other …

marriage equality

More than 35 leading health organisations across Australia have united to call on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination. “The longer we delay marriage equality, the longer people in LGBTI communities will experience the negative health impacts of being denied access to the same rights, privileges, …

Drag Swap Meet

Want to score a bargain for your next drag show? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will hold their second ever “Drag Swap Meet” later this month. In May, people turned out to see a wonderful array of glamorous frocks, fabric, shoes, wigs, jewelery and makeup on offer at the inaugural event, as several local drag stars and …

divorce bill of rights lgbtiq

Marriage equality advocates are surveying the LGBTI community on what they believe is the best response to the government’s proposed postal plebiscite on marriage equality. Government minister Peter Dutton has expressed support for a postal vote on the issue, which has been criticised for being voluntary and the result non-binding on MPs. just.equal spokesperson Rodney …

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