Australia pledges to end new HIV transmissions by 2030

Call for Australia to improve LGBTQIA+ rights globally

LGBTIQA+ health funding disappears from federal budget

Hey Cr Christou! Want to ban books? Start with the Bible

New online platform for LGBTQIA+ people with disability

Community views sought on Police marching at Pride events

Finalists for 2024 LGBTQ+ Inclusion Awards announced

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

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Helpline QLife crowdfunding to cope with surge in demand

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

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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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Matthew Mitcham: “I feel ashamed of myself”

Speaking about his relationships during the latest episode of SAS Australia, Matthew Mitcham described himself as selfish and dishonest and said ‘I feel ashamed of myself.” Scroll down for vid. Matthew is doing well on the arduous reality show set in the Jordanian desert. With half the contestants gone, he remains. Among others, he’s seen …

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Watch the heroes of the new Australian Firefighters Calendar

Twenty-five hunky hero firies have stripped off for a good cause for the smoking hot 2024 Australian Firefighters Calendar. Since 1993, the real Australian firefighters have posed for the annual calendars, and the six editions for 2024 have officially launched this week. And no, the men photographed for the calendars every year aren’t models. They’re …

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Bill Hayden: former Governor-General was lifelong ally

Former Governor General Bill Hayden died today aged 90. Labor’s federal leader before Bob Hawke, Bill Hayden advocated for gay rights from the early 1970s. Rodney Croome from Just.Equal remembered Bill Hayden today as a brave and dauntless advocate for LGBTIQA+ equality. “Whenever, in the last sixty years, the LGBTIQA+ community needed an ally, Bill …

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Antic’s dangerous ban on gender-affirming healthcare

South Australian Liberal Senator Alex Antic has announced plans for a private member’s bill calling for a ban on all gender-affirming medical treatment of transgender youth. Antic’s proposal would mean under 18s would only be allowed to change their gender in “exceptional circumstances.” This includes people who have “long-diagnosed sexual development disorders.” The senator says …

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Jimi The Kween releases new suicide awareness single

2020 The Voice alumni Jimi The Kween has teamed up with Y.O.G.A (You’re Only Great Always) – the solo side project of Reuben Styles AKA one half of the ARIA award winning duo Peking Duk – to release a new song to raise money for suicide awareness. Released yesterday to mark World Mental Health Day, …

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