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New Sunshine Coast pride event the Out ‘n’ Proud festival has been postponed for a second time due to Australia’s COVID-19 outbreaks. The brand new rainbow pride festival was originally scheduled for June 19 at Caloundra’s Kings Beach. It was previously postponed to August 21. However Victoria, Sydney and South Australia are currently in lockdown. …

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A Brisbane local has signed up for the World’s Greatest Shave, and her drag queen friends are pitching in to help fundraise for the important cause. The long-running annual event by the Leukaemia Foundation raises money to support those diagnosed with blood cancer. More than 50 Australians are diagnosed each day with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma …

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The Australian Christian Lobby has threatened to sue after they were barred from holding a Western Australian event at a publicly-owned Albany venue. The Perth Theatre Trust, a government agency, operates several publicly-owned theatre venues across the state. Last month, the Trust reportedly barred the ACL from hiring the Albany Entertainment Centre or the Perth …

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Arts company All The Queens Men has invited our Brisbane elders to the fabulous and free LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club this weekend. Bec Reid and Tristan Meecham are founders of All the Queens Men. They began the LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club in Melbourne in 2016. In 2018, they staged the inaugural Coming Back Out Ball …

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LGBTIQ activists in the country of Georgia have had to cancel a planned pride march event after a violent far-right mob ransacked their offices. The violent thugs also attacked journalists, activists and police ahead of the planned march through the conservative country’s capital city Tbilisi. Tbilisi Pride said they had cancelled their “March for Dignity” …

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Police in Turkey broke up a banned Istanbul Pride parade with tear gas and rubber bullets, and arrested at least 20 people. For the last seven years, authorities have banned the parade from going ahead. However with the exception of last year, protesters have gathered anyway despite the threat of police crackdown. On Saturday (June …

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Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate at the inaugural Katherine Pride Festival in the Northern Territory last weekend. The event celebrating and supporting the region’s LGBTIQ+ community ran last weekend (June 18-20), organised by local group Top End Pride. Katherine is located 320 kilometres southeast of Darwin. It’s the Northern Territory’s fourth largest town. …

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Northern Territory LGBTIQ group Top End Pride are getting ready to celebrate this year’s Katherine Pride Festival this weekend. Now in its second year, the Festival will run this weekend (June 18-20), with both free and ticketed events, entertainment and family-friendly activities. “Top End Pride aims to connect the LGBTIQ+ people in remote areas with …

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The inaugural Out ‘n’ Proud festival at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been postponed due to the region’s coronavirus scare. The brand new rainbow pride festival was scheduled for June 19 at Caloundra’s Kings Beach, but has now been moved to August 21. Queensland Health announced on Wednesday a Melbourne woman had tested positive …

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