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Ned Kelly frocked up! Bitching to commence in 5,4,3,2…

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Victoria’s Pride Centre will celebrate an important milestone in its construction next week. Work on the 6,000 square metre Pride Centre in St Kilda is still underway. When it opens, it will be the second-largest Pride Centre in the world. Next Tuesday, the Pride Centre will hold a “topping out” ceremony at the site. No, …

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Friday the 13th is upon us, an unlucky day according to paraskevidekatriaphobiacs. Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or the fear of Friday the 13th, apparently still affects millions of superstitious people around the world. So, on this Friday 13 March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, Trump lingers in the White House and MAFS remains …

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William Lygon, the 7th Earl of Beauchamp, seemed destined for a life of greatness when an aging Queen Victoria appointed him Governor of New South Wales at the age of just 27. And indeed, during his life, he played important roles in the administration of the Empire. However, in 1931, disgrace came upon him. Disgrace …

Ned Kelly Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang, the latest cinematic take on Ned Kelly and his infamous gang, sees the iconic Aussie bushrangers frocked up. Scroll down for movie trailer No doubt the outrage merchants are champing at the bit. It will gift Margaret Court material for her next sermon. Here comes yet another opportunity to …

greatest homophobes all time

The greatest homophobes of all time include people from ancient times till our own. Homophobes generally don’t limit their animosity to men who conjugate with other men. Their malice extends towards anyone who doesn’t fit the sexual and gender norms of the day. Therefore lesbians often suffered prejudice and persecution throughout history despite the relative …

vintage male underwear advertisements

Vintage male underwear advertisements can be sexy, funny or crazy. Some even appear to give a wink and a nod to gay purchasers.  Scroll down for pics. But some are outright bizarre. Whoever thought wearing 20 micrograms of radium near your balls was a good idea? Apparently the radium worked as an energiser. Maybe so …

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October 1 marked the 30th anniversary of the world’s first same-sex civil unions, granted in Denmark. Denmark’s “registered partnerships” gave same-sex couples very similar rights as heterosexual ones, with the exception of adopting or sharing joint custody of a child. The Danish parliament passed the bill by a majority of 71-47 after decades of campaigning …

gay old time

‘A gay old time’ once meant either just a light-hearted moment or a lewd adventure, depending on the circumstance. Adults used the word as code, enabling them to speak of ‘distasteful’ subjects in the presence of innocents. Old newspaper clippings demonstrate the general public understood both meanings despite the regular bleatings that gays ‘stole’ a …

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US historians and LGBTIQ advocates are searching for the couple pictured in a 1950s gay wedding ceremony after long-lost photos resurfaced. The photos were developed in a Philadelphia chemist sometime in 1957. They show the two men kissing, flanked by groomsmen and cutting their wedding cake in an apartment. The black and white snaps of …

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Most readers will not know the name Laurie Deane. However, most over 25 years of age, know of Dame Sybil von Thorndyke, legendary founder, hostess and director for forty years of Brisbane’s Annual Queens Birthday Ball, now the longest running gay event in the world. A sensationalist tabloid once breathlessly reported that Laurie Deane lived …

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