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Enlighten Festival 2023 unveils super exciting program

 The Enlighten Festival is back to illuminate Canberra with 17 spectacular days of culture and creativity and this year unveiling an exciting line-up of events from 3 to 19 March 2023. From chart-topping performers and amazing local artists, to huge illuminated installations, Enlighten Festival is not to be missed in Canberra. This year, along with …

Keep the party going after WorldPride is over – visit Canberra!

Round off the amazing Sydney WorldPride festival with a weekend in the nation’s capital.  If you’re looking to keep the WorldPride ball rolling, look no further than the Pride Weekend @ Enlighten Festival.  This weekend will be a celebration of LGTBIQA+ pride from 10-12 March with a range of pride themed events to celebrate Canberra’s …

Enlighten Canberra: the Pride festival coming to Canberra in March

Canberra’s annual Autumn Festival, Enlighten, is back in 2023 with 17 days of culture and creativity including a Pride Weekend. The festival will run across three days – the long weekend running from the 10th to the 12th of March. Those who partied at Sydney World Pride can come down to the Capital for an …

This survivor went undercover to expose conversion therapy churches

A survivor of conversion practices has gone undercover, revealing the insidious nature of conversion therapy practices. Earlier this year, Debbie* created a new email address and developed a whole character to investigate where Canberra churches stood on conversion therapy practices. Using the pseudonym, she reached out to churches about finding support for one of her …

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Police seek other victims after Grindr date drugged, raped and robbed

A judge has denied a Canberra man bail after he allegedly drugged, raped and robbed a man he met on Grindr. ACT police officers arrested Shae Elliott and charged him with sexual assault without consent, burglary and theft. In the ACT Magistrates Court, a judge denied the 22-year-old Kambah man bail on Monday. Police said …

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Stealthing: ACT criminalises nonconsenual condom removal

The ACT yesterday criminalised stealthing – the nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex. The passage of the legislation makes the ACT the first Australian jurisdiction to explicitly outlaw nonconsensual condom removal during sex. 1 in 5 MSM stealthed A 2018 Monash University survey of patients who attended Melbourne Sexual Health Centre found one in …

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Doctor returns Order of Australia to protest Court honour

Canberra’s Doctor Clara Tuck Meng Soo, yesterday wrote to the Governor-General, returning her Order of Australia Medal. Dr Soo took the step to protest Margaret Court receiving a second, higher Order of Australia. Dr Soo wrote that the Council for the Order of Australia sent the wrong message by again honouring Margaret Court. “By giving …

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WATCH: Singer Ellen Reed’s amazing new LGBTIQ Pride video

A new music video for Ellen Reed’s You Have Been Warned shows glorious footage of the Brisbane singer performing at YES!Fest, Canberra’s annual LGBTIQA+ street party. YES!Fest started spontaneously on the night of the marriage equality result in 2017 when some 6000 people descended on Canberra’s Lonsdale Street. It has since become an annual – …

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Chief Minister Andrew Barr wins ACT Labor 6th term of govt

Canberrans awoke this morning to a front-page photo of Chief Minister Andrew Barr walking into an election victory party holding the hand of his husband Anthony Toms. The election saw ACT Labor build on earlier victories to win a sixth term of government. Andrew Barr and Anthony Toms entered the post-election victory party to the …

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Liberal MP apologises after saying Greens candidate ‘too camp’ to win

ACT Liberal MP Mark Parton has apologised for describing his Greens electoral opponent as “too camp” to win the seat. The serving MP told Greens candidate Jonathan Davis he was “too camp for Tuggeranong” when the pair met last weekend. Tuggeranong, and the pair’s electorate of Brindabella, are located in Canberra’s south. Davis told The …

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