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jereth kok melbourne doctor suspended australian christian lobby

The Australian Christian Lobby have begun campaigning for Dr Jereth Kok, a Melbourne GP suspended for social media posts appearing to endorse “racial and religious violence and genocide” and “demeaning” views against gay and transgender people. Last August, the Medical Board of Australia suspended Dr Kok (pictured) after complaints about his Facebook posts. Dr Kok …

victoria police glen humphris todd robinson freeway truck crash

The partner of Constable Glen Humphris, one of the four Victoria Police officers killed in a truck crash, has paid tribute to his soulmate’s infectious smile and pride in his job. Humphris, Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney were tragically killed in the horrific crash on the Eastern Freeway …

pride centre victoria construction st kilda jude munro

Victoria’s Pride Centre will celebrate an important milestone in its construction next week. Work on the 6,000 square metre Pride Centre in St Kilda is still underway. When it opens, it will be the second-largest Pride Centre in the world. Next Tuesday, the Pride Centre will hold a “topping out” ceremony at the site. No, …

nik dimopoulos victoria police gay bookstore hares and hyenas

Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog has cleared police of using excessive force in a botched raid on a gay bookstore that left an innocent man seriously injured. In May last year, events promoter Nik Dimopoulos was asleep in an apartment above Fitzroy queer bookstore Hares and Hyenas when he heard voices of intruders. Unknown to Dimopoulos, the …

transgender sol hall top surgery viral video

Australian transgender man Sol Hall’s emotional reaction after waking up from his top surgery has gone viral. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old shared the powerful video to Twitter of the doctor carefully removing his bandages in hospital following the surgery. “I’d like to share my very personal chest reveal moment with the world,” Sol wrote on …

midsumma pride march

Earlier today Melbourne’s biggest ever Midsumma Pride March headed off down Fitzroy Street. The Midsumma Pride March kicked off with a pre-march procession by Dykes on Bikes. Then Midsumma’s Rainbow Aboriginal Pride led thousands of marchers through the streets of St Kilda. Scroll down for pics and vids The march follows almost the same route …

werribee library drag storytime

Police and security guards kept protestors at a distance from attendees at Werribee Library drag storytime today. Police and security also escorted parents and kids attending the event into and out of the library. Scroll down for vid Earlier, social media posts called for protests at the event. The worst of the posts came from …

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Australia’s queer radio station JOY 94.9 will begin broadcasting from their new home at the Victorian Pride Centre in the new year. Victoria’s Equality Minister Martin Foley recently joined Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro AO for a symbolic ceremony handing the keys to JOY staff. The radio station will join LGBTIQ youth organisation Minus18 as …

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Melbourne queer radio station JOY 94.9 has hosted its first legal same-sex wedding live on air. The radio station’s drive shift presenters, David Hunt and Sue Wilkinson, came up with the idea after Wilkinson registered as a wedding celebrant earlier this year. JOY 94.9 then held a competition offering the wedding. Local couple Daniel Syrus …

thomas samas grindr attempted armed robbery melbourne mernda victoria county court

A Victorian man who used a fake name to hunt for victims to rob on Grindr was foiled by a former high school classmate who notified police. Thomas Samas sent “sexualised” messages to 37 Grindr users under the pseudonym “Timothy Hines” in March this year, the Whittlesea Leader reported. The 22-year-old asked the Grindr users …

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