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Electric Fields to represent Australia at Eurovision 2024

The fabulously queer First Nations act Electric Fields has been named as Australia’s Eurovision 2024 entry.  The duo are made up of Zaachariaha Fielding on vocals and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross. They will perform One Milkali (One Blood) and features the Indigenous language Yankunytjatjara. Zaachariaha Fielding is a First Nations artist from Anangu …

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Royston Sagigi-Baira Queer Indigenous Wins Idol 2023

Guess what happened on Saturday? Royston Sagigi-Baira, this amazing Thanakwith and Wagadagam guy, totally rocked Australian Idol 2023 and won! He’s just 24, from Mapoon in Cape York, and now he’s got $100,000 and a deal with Sony Music. Plus, he’s dropped a new single called ‘Invincible’. So, he’s up there, about to perform ‘Invincible’ …

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Beloved actor and Indigenous Elder Uncle Jack Charles dies aged 79

Revered Australian actor and prominent Indigenous Elder Uncle Jack Charles has died aged 79. The Boon Wurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, Woiwurrung and Yorta Yorta senior Elder passed away in Melbourne on Tuesday morning. He died surrounded by friends and family at the Royal Hospital of Melbourne after suffering a stroke, his publicist said. His family …

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Black Rainbow launches webinar to support LGBTIQ+SB community

Black Rainbow is the national organistaion for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBTIQ+SB) community. Black Rainbow is not-for-profit and 100% Indigenous owned and operated. Recently, Black Rainbow conducted a study on the impact of the pandemic on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+SB community. …

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Uncle Jack Charles asked to prove Aboriginality

One of Australia’s most celebrated First Nations elders has been asked to prove his Aboriginality. Actor, musician, activist, gay man, and respected elder Uncle Jack Charles said he received a phone call demanding proof of Aboriginality prior to receiving an $80,000 instalment under the Stolen Generations Reparation scheme. The Wiradjuri, Boon Warrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, …

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Indigenous drag queen Felicia Foxx walks Australian Fashion Week runway

Fierce Indigenous drag diva Felicia Foxx will walk the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney this week. The Sydney performer is a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti Sistergirl. Sistergirl is a term Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use to describe gender diverse people. Australian Fashion Week kicked off on Monday at Carriageworks in Sydney. …

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‘Talking Heals’ campaign supports LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy people

A unique new suicide prevention campaign, Talking Heals, was created by and for LGBTI communities supports community members to access support that understands their needs, writes the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health. Our LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities are resilient, creative, strong and wonderfully diverse. And in 2020 we’ve all had to draw on this …

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ComePrEPd: Queenslanders share PrEP experiences in new phase of campaign

A diverse group of LGBTI and Sistergirl Queenslanders have shared their experiences with HIV prevention medication PrEP in an important campaign from the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC). PrEP is a HIV prevention strategy where HIV negative people take one oral pill a day to prevent infection. The ComePrEPd campaign is a community-driven effort …

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First indigenous Australian to head ILGA Oceania

Vanessa Lee has become the first Indigenous Australian to hold the position of ILGA Oceania co-convener. ILGA Oceania is a branch of ILGA World, a 42-year-old United Nations NGO advocating for LGBTIQ rights. Established in 1978, ILGA World is the oldest UN NGO of its type, and advocates for 1,614 LGBTIQ organisations from 158 countries …

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Narelda Jacobs speaks out against Indigenous deaths in custody

Warning: This article includes the names of Indigenous Australians who have died. Indigenous journalist Narelda Jacobs has warned Australians not to “bury our heads in the sand” about Aboriginal deaths in custody as Black Lives Matter protests sweep the world. Tens of thousands flooded the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane last weekend to …

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