Health Equity Matters appoints new CEO

UNHRC resolution on rights & freedoms of intersex people

Fury over PM’s ultimatum on religious discrimination laws

Veteran AIDS activist Phil Carswell dead at 70

Lawyers tout for gay asylum seekers

Aaron Little joins QNews

Helpline QLife crowdfunding to cope with surge in demand

HOPE OVER FEAR: change, grief & police in Mardi Gras

Experiencing domestic violence? PLEASE – pick up the phone

Woolies ban Indigenous and LGBT stickers from name badges

Porn Tsar Con Ange clings to life in hope of retribution

Jackie Daniels on Armidale event with Barnaby Joyce

Woman roasted for wild rant about Woolies pride cupcakes

Crusader Watch: shithead, bonk ban & traditional marriage

Paralympic champ, 78er among LGBTQIA+ Australia Day Honours

Man finds sister’s fiancé on Grindr, confronts her on radio

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Why is Alan Jones in London newsworthy?

ALAN JONES: Closeted* former shock jock stays in London. No lawsuits over allegations of sexual assaults on young men. Scroll down to watch in 90 seconds. Although widely acknowledged as gay, Alan Jones has never commented on his sexuality. But Australia’s most famous closeted gay has consistently provided a platform for the country’s most notorious anti-LGBTQIA+ …

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Australia’s looming vaping crackdown

The Australian Government is making it much harder for adults to vape recreationally to keep them out of the hands of children who were already getting them illegally. Depending on who you listen to, vaping is either the single biggest revolution in the history of reducing tobacco related harm, or it’s creating a new generation …

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Australia Day: It’s all the LGBT fault now

Blame quickly attaches to the LGBT community in the American-inspired culture wars seeping into Australian daily life. So quelle surprise that someone has found a way to credit us for the annual War on Australia Day crap. BTW, no one banned anything. The soulless corporations that run the bulk of our supermarkets only GAF about …

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2023: The Australian queer year in review

As the year comes to an end, we look back at some of the Australian LGBTQIA+ news, events and queer year that made up 2023. January Midsumma: Melbourne held its annual multi-week Midsumma Festival, where former premier Daniel Andrews marched with pride goers.  Sam Stosur retires: Sam, who won the US Open singles titles plus seven …

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Lifeblood supports final end of gay blood donation ban

The Let Us Give campaign has welcomed Lifeblood’s confirmation that it will seek to lift the current “gay blood ban” which prevents sexually active men-who-have-sex-with-men and some trans women from donating blood regardless of what their sexual practices are. The Government had already approved a Lifeblood proposal to allow sexually active gay men who practice safer …

Grindr Unwrapped data reveals Australia has lots of sides, daddies and femme tops

Grindr says Australia has lots of daddies and femme tops

Grindr says Australia is among the countries in the world with the highest percentage of its users who are daddies, femme tops and “sides”. The gay app has officially unveiled Grindr Unwrapped, its version of Spotify’s popular Wrapped end-of-year recaps. The company has shared a whole lot of anonymous user data from 2023, including some …

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Michael Barnett OAM: an open letter from tireless campaigner

Campaigner and advocate Michael Barnett OAM this week penned an open letter to the Australian LGBTIQA+ community. The tireless activist pleaded for LGBTIQA+ Aussies to avoid intolerance of all kinds. “Together we stand,” wrote Michael Barnett, “Divided we fall.” Michael Barnett OAM Raised and educated in a more Orthodox tradition of Judaism, Michael Barnett began …

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Rally tomorrow for Trans Day of Resistance

Activists will be gathering in a number of cities across Eastern Australia tomorrow to mark Trans Day of Resistance for 2023. Demands include an end to violence against the trans community, the removal of barriers to transitioning, decriminalisation and destigmatisation of sex work, protecting queer kids in educational settings, and an end to religious rights …

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Alex Antic’s trans prohibition bill blocked by Senate

Liberal Senator Alex Antic’s Childhood Gender Transition Prohibition Bill 2023 has been blocked by the Senate today. Alex Antic’s private members bill, which had been co-sponsored by One Nation’s Malcolm Roberts, United Australia Party Senator Ralph Babet and Nationals Senator Matt Canavan, was stopped from going to an inquiry when it was voted down by …

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The Ambassador for Microbes

Microbiologist Chris Greening is an out-and-proud member of Monash University’s LGBTIQA+ Ally Network and the winner of the Frank Fenner Prize of Life Scientist of the Year. WORDS Andrew M Potts Monash University microbiologist Professor Chris Greening has been selected for one of Australia’s most prestigious science awards in the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for …

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ABC defends Patricia Karvelas from vile homophobic abuse

ABC star Patricia Karvelas and the public broadcaster’s news director have hit out at “truly shocking” abuse the presenter suffered after speaking about her sexuality in an interview. Last month, Patricia was one of a group of LGBTQIA+ journalists who shared personal stories about their lives and careers with ABC News. Patricia told the ABC …

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Secret not! ‘High Profile Man’ named as Bruce Lehrmann

Australia’s worst-kept secret was exposed yesterday when the Queensland Supreme Court refused further non-publication orders regarding two rape charges against Bruce Lehrmann, previously identified only as a ‘high profile man’. The ‘high profile man’ moniker stemmed from publicity surrounding the Brittany Higgins case. The alleged rape of Brittany Higgins In February 2021, Liberal staffer Brittany …

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