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Tristan MacManus

Tristan MacManus worried love of dancing would brand him gay

I’m A Celebrity contestant  Tristan MacManus says he kept his youthful dancing career a secret for fear people would think him gay. Tristan MacManus born in Ireland. Participated in ballroom dancing competitions in his youth. also played football at the time. later became a dancing partner on US Dancing With the Stars before featuring on …

Eric Abetz tassie

Oh Tassie! Van Diemen’s Land elects Eric Abetz

Oh, Tassie! Dear me, should we start calling you Van Diemen’s Land again? Electing Eric Abetz to state parliament is a step back in time. What happened to your famous reluctance to conserve old growth? Yes readers. You heard it right. The Van Diemenians have elected the notorious Eric Abetz to their state parliament. And, …

Albany Thomas Brough

Albany councillor Thomas Brough claims LGBT+ includes ‘minor attracted persons’

City of Albany councillor and emergency room doctor Thomas Brough used Tuesday night’s ordinary council meeting to platform anti-LGBTQIA+ rhetoric.  Dr Brough falsely claimed the wider community should be aware paedophiles, or what he dubbed “minor-attracted persons” were part of the “+” in the LGBTQIA+ acronym. “I would encourage people to look into what minor-attracted …

Extra ad with a lesbian kiss most complained about of the year

Cute TV ad with lesbian kiss attracts over 100 complaints

Australia’s Ad Standards watchdog says a cute TV ad for Extra chewing gum featuring two women kissing was sadly one of the most complained about of the year. The short ad depicts two women in a car listening to music. When Carly Rae’s bop Call Me Maybe comes on, the nervous driver chews a piece …

Wynnum Fringe founder Tom Oliver and headliner Rhonda Burchmore ahead of Bay Pride homophobic flyers

Wynnum’s new Bay Pride targeted with homophobic flyers

The organisers of Wynnum Fringe are seeking legal advice after protesters distributed homophobic flyers to letterboxes opposing the festival’s new Bay Pride event. The fourth annual Wynnum Fringe Festival is on now, with a lineup of arts and cultural events half an hour from Brisbane. The Wynnum and Manly festival’s second week this week has …

Drag Race Down Under queens Gabriella LaBucci, Ivory Glaze and Faux Fur headlining Bay Pride

Sad homophobes are targeting Wynnum’s first Bay Pride

Supporters have rallied around the inaugural Bay Pride event at Wynnum on Brisbane’s bayside after it was targeted by homophobic locals who want it shut down. The Wynnum Fringe Festival is returning for its fourth year next week. The festival attracts thousands to arts and cultural events across Wynnum and Manly, half an hour from …

Patricia Karvelas on ABC News

ABC defends Patricia Karvelas from vile homophobic abuse

ABC star Patricia Karvelas and the public broadcaster’s news director have hit out at “truly shocking” abuse the presenter suffered after speaking about her sexuality in an interview. Last month, Patricia was one of a group of LGBTQIA+ journalists who shared personal stories about their lives and careers with ABC News. Patricia told the ABC …

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace blasts Italy’s new anti-LGBT policies

Italian fashion maven Donatella Versace has condemned moves by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s right-wing government to attack the rights of LGBTQIA+ people. At Milan Fashion Week, Donatella gave a speech as she accepted the Humanitarian Award for Equity and Inclusivity at the CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards. “Here in Italy, it has never been more …

Sophie Gonzales Queer young adult fiction book Only Mostly Devastated banned in an Alabama county

Aussie queer fiction author calls out book ban in US state

A bestselling author from Adelaide who writes queer young adult fiction has hit out at those in a US state demanding a ban on one of her books. Author Sophie Gonzales clapped back after discovering a county in Alabama is trying to ban her 2020 teen novel Only Mostly Devastated (above). The censorship row blew …

Southport Library on the Gold Coast and two inclusive childrens books

A homophobic petition is targeting Gold Coast library books

The Gold Coast City Council has reacted to a homophobic petition targeting inclusive childrens’ books, demanding the Coast’s libraries move books about “drag queens and alternative sexual lifestyles” to the “adult section”. The anonymous petition is circulating in hard copy at Southport on the Coast, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. “We the undersigned being parents, …

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