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Say ‘yaaasss’ to Best and Less all-inclusive kids wear


Nautilus Pool by Westin

Located on Mary Street in the heart of Brisbane City lives The Westin — home to Brisbane’s first swim-up bar.  My friend and I stayed overnight at the luxurious hotel and believe me when I say I wish our time there never ended.  As we drove up to the hotel’s entrance, we were greeted by …

lynne mcgranger slams channel seven for homophobia

Home and Away‘s Lynne McGranger has spoken up about the alleged homophobia at Channel 7. She said she is “horrified” by their conduct.  Her comment was in response to a Facebook post by Andrew Mercado which blasted the TV network for homophobia according to TV Tonight. In the post, Mercado slammed Channel 7, accusing it …

best and less pride collection facebook picture

Australian clothing store Best and Less have released a children’s range of LGBTIQ-friendly playsuits and the internet can’t contain itself.  Tailored specifically for babies with same-sex parents, the Pride range is a first for Best and Less. It contains playsuits with slogans like “I got it from my mama’s” and “I have the best dad’s …

home and away lesbian kiss willow and alex

Channel 7 has responded to fans of soap Home and Away who were left outraged after at least two scenes featuring the show’s lesbian couple kissing were edited from Australian screens. The first scene, from last November, featured couple Alex and Willow talking in a bar. However the version aired in New Zealand showed the …

Australian LGBTIQ history timeline

Australia’s documented history of sexual diversity predates the arrival of the First Fleet at Botany Bay. Indeed, the Australian LGBTIQ history timeline begins with a 1727 shipwreck, the details recorded in a journal written by a ship’s officer. Pre-colonial history There is no record of LGBTIQ people in First Nations communities of the pre-colonial era. …

Alan Jones says Greens "unfaitly blamed"

Alan Jones this morning described the Greens as “unfairly blamed” for the fuel load issue allegedly contributing to the bushfire crisis. Further, he said the government had the responsibility to take action and lead. He told 2GB’s John Stanley that the government had failed. “This was preventable.”  Jones actually turned up as a guest on …

penny wong passion and principle margaret simons

A biography of Penny Wong, due for release on 1 October, asks if Australia is ready for a gay Asian woman as Prime Minister. An extract of Penny Wong: Passion and Principle by Margaret Simons and published by Black Inc Books appears in The Guardian. In the extract published today, Margaret Simons writes that Penny …

brunei royal on the park brisbane

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and federal opposition leader Bill Shorten are the target of a new petition urging Australia to take a raft of actions against the nation of Brunei over its anti-gay laws. The new petition by just.equal, a national LGBTIQ+ rights group, calls on whomever wins government at the election on May 18 …

Queer eye

The mini-episode the boys from makeover show Queer Eye filmed in the Australian town of Yass has been released. The show’s Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk — visited Australia earlier this month, and had two projects while in Yass. First, Tan, Karamo, and Jonathan helped …

anti-Gay Prejudice cognitive ability

Less intelligent people are more likely to hold discriminatory attitudes towards same-sex couples, according to a new study by Queensland researchers. The study, led by Dr Francisco Perales at The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research and published in the journal Intelligence, analysed data from 11,564 Australians to examine possible links between cognitive …

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