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

Grindr says Australia is among countries with the most ‘sides’

Grindr says Australia and New Zealand are among the countries in the world with the highest percentage of its users who are “sides”. The gay app recently released Grindr Unwrapped, its own version of Spotify’s popular Wrapped end-of-year recaps. Grindr unveiled a whole lot of anonymous user data from 2022, including some interesting stats. Grindr’s …

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Popsicle’s crunchy nuts twisted by viral Golden Gaytime

That glorious Aussie taste sensation the Golden Gaytime has gone viral again. But not because anyone wants to change the name on this occasion. Nah! This time, it’s because poor deprived citizens of less tastebud-delighted nations have discovered the Wonder from Down Under. To add to the excitement, someone tweeted an old Streets advertising poster …

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The Bastard from the Bush

Henry Lawson’s short stories and bush poetry helped define Australian identity: blokey mateship as a national characteristic. Purely platonic, of course. But two lines from The Bastard of the Bush undermine common perceptions of homosexuality in colonial Australia. Bush ballads and poems once helped shape Australians’ perceptions of themselves. Blokes recited The Man from Snowy …

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Viral TikTok about Aussie swearing. How f#@%ing bad are you?

British expat Ryan Frank went viral yesterday with a TikTok vid about Aussie swearing. He expressed surprise at our casual use of profanity. So how bad are we and where do queer Aussies rank? Scroll down for the TikTok vid. Ryan Frank posts wry TikToks about the cultural differences he’s noticed in his time in …

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QNews talks to LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell

Sarah Davison talks to conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell about his experience and response to a recent report on the practice. For members of Tasmania’s LGBTQIA+ community, the recent report by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on conversion therapy practices was a watershed moment. However, conversion therapy survivor Glen Worrell said the report was a …

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Byron Baes: What the hell was that?

Byron Baes is the controversially unwanted reality show filmed in Byron Bay last year. Starring influencers and “content creators” like Jade Kevin Foster the show has just hit Netflix. And people are talking.  After Byron Baes dropped on Wednesday it has set the internet on fire, for all the wrong reasons. Byron Baes: Influencers, Yoga …

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First indigenous Australian to head ILGA Oceania

Vanessa Lee has become the first Indigenous Australian to hold the position of ILGA Oceania co-convener. ILGA Oceania is a branch of ILGA World, a 42-year-old United Nations NGO advocating for LGBTIQ rights. Established in 1978, ILGA World is the oldest UN NGO of its type, and advocates for 1,614 LGBTIQ organisations from 158 countries …

Aussie wildlife: Cairns Wildlife Lovers coming to QNews LIVE

Despite wildlife parks closing to the public in response to social distancing restrictions, wildlife keepers remain working. The resident animals still require food and care. Former Cairns Tropical Pride President Ben Woodward’s family operate four wildlife parks in Tropical North Queensland. Earlier this year, the Woodward family’s CAPTA group started Cairns Wildlife Lovers Facebook page …

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WATCH: Home and Away lesbian kisses cut for Aussie audiences

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 …

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Australian LGBTIQ history timeline: 1727 – 1901

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. …

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