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In Queensland, the 30th anniversary of IDAHOBIT is heading online

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A Brisbane resident is campaigning for the inner-city suburb of Herston to be added to the National Heritage List, in part for its little-known “gay history”. John Dobinson lives in the suburb and has called on the federal and state government to recognise Herston, where Queensland’s first Premier Robert Herbert and his companion John Bramston …

Riot Logie Nominations

LGBTIQ viewers have paid emotional tribute to Australia’s pioneering Mardi Gras protesters “the ’78ers,” following the ABC’s telemovie Riot on Sunday. The movie follows some of the key figures, including Lance Gowland and Marg McMann, who were part of Sydney’s first gay rights activist group CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) NSW and the landmark protest …

world war ii gilbert bradley love letters gay couple same-sex couple

Love letters abounded during World War II as soldiers stationed throughout Europe wrote home to loved ones left behind when they departed for the front. Recently discovered letters tell of a forbidden gay love. One such soldier, Gilbert Bradley, fell in love while on military training and shared hundreds of love letters with his sweetheart. …

Carol Lloyd, the voice of iconic 1970s Queensland band Railroad Gin and one of Australia’s first rock chicks, has died in a Brisbane hospital after a lengthy battle with lung disease. Lloyd battled pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung, since 2013. The 68-year-old passed away on Monday surrounded by family and holding partner Annie’s …

Deep Water Documentray - Alan Rosendale Paul Simes Photo by alina gozina

A new SBS crime drama Deep Water set to premiere next month will tell the shocking true story of a wave of gay hate murder along Sydney’s coast in the 1980s and 1990s. Deep Water is a fictional, four-part series inspired by the crimes that led to 80 murders, 30 of which remain unsolved, of young …

World AIDS Day Photo

A University of Adelaide researcher is seeking to contact the many volunteers during the HIV/AIDS crisis that swept the world during the 1980s and ’90s. “Australia’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is widely considered to be among the world’s best, but an important part of that time in the nation’s recent history – the contribution …

Marlon Brando and James Dean S&M Relationship

A salacious new book alleges James Dean and Marlon Brando had a gay S&M relationship. According to the Daily Mail, a friend of James Dean, Stanley Haggert told the book’s authors that the couple (pictured, in a doctored image) had leather-clad, sadomasochistic sex sessions during which Brando was the dominant master and Dean was the …

frankie goes to hollywood relax

The original music video for Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s RELAX never made it to broadcast TV in 1984. Because it was shot in a leather bar featuring gay men and drag queens, it was thought too ‘explicit’. In fact, the BBC banned RELAX from both television and radio despite the song’s Number 6 position in …

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