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Season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race has long been regarded as one of the best. This week the seasons winner Bianca Del Rio finally addressed a long discussed rumour. A double crowning. The internet rumour mill around RuPaul’s Drag Race has always been strong. Every fan theory imaginable has been floated at this stage. But …

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Drag angel Bebe Gunn has spent Queensland’s lockdown putting Covid-hit artists in touch with generous strangers offering help paying bills. On Saturday, eleven local government areas in south-east Queensland went into the state’s strictest ever lockdown. Then yesterday, the Queensland government extended it until Sunday (August 8) to fight a growing COVID-19 outbreak. Brisbane drag …

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A Victorian judge has jailed far-right extremist Neil Erikson after he filmed himself entering an LGBTIQ+ friendly church and hurling homophobic abuse at parishioners. A Melbourne Magistrates Court judge sentenced the 36-year-old on Friday after finding him guilty of disturbing a religious service, AAP reported. In May 2019, he entered the LGBTIQ-inclusive Metropolitan Community Church …

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LGBTIQ advocates are frustrated yet another Australian Census won’t ask about sexual orientation and gender identity, keeping queer communities largely invisible. The Australian Bureau of Statistics runs the national Census every five years. This year’s official Census night is on Tuesday, August 10. Forms are now hitting mailboxes across Australia. The Census’ national population data …

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Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisation Thorne Harbour Health has hit out at homophobic complaints against its longest-running gay men’s sexual health campaign. Since 2008, Thorne Harbour’s “The Drama Downunder” campaign has promoted STI testing and gay men’s sexual health and wellbeing. To do so, they use models wearing white briefs to bust stigma around discussing sexual health. …

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A Brisbane local has signed up for the World’s Greatest Shave, and her drag queen friends are pitching in to help fundraise for the important cause. The long-running annual event by the Leukaemia Foundation raises money to support those diagnosed with blood cancer. More than 50 Australians are diagnosed each day with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma …

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A same-sex couple in Victoria, Lissa and Kariah Koehler, have called for a “cruel and heartbreaking” IVF law in their state to be changed. The couple are mums to a three-year-old girl, and say they had “hoped and dreamed” to give her a sibling when the time was right. For the last five years, Lissa …

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The Noosa Temple of Satan have launched a petition taking aim at the Australian Parliament’s “exclusionary” opening Christian prayers, ahead of the Morrison Government introducing the Religious Discrimination Bill. The Sunshine Coast-based Temple of Satan has made national headlines for their activism and commentary around the controversial legislation. The group held a Satanic Black Mass …

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LGBTIQ+ Jewish advocates have condemned a vandal who carved a swastika and a vile anti-gay slur into concrete in Melbourne. Gardiners Trail is a pedestrian footpath that winds along Gardiners Creek through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Victorian-based LGBTIQ Jewish group Aleph Melbourne reported to council a vandal’s carving of a swastika and the words “Kill Gays” …

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Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce this morning joined calls for quarantine flasher and far-right British media celebrity Katie Hopkins to leave the country. Reminiscing about his role in the Johnny Depp Scottish Terrier saga, the Beetrooter said Hopkins should “Pack your bongo and get out of the country.” Katie Hopkins video at end of …

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