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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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Queer ABC series ‘All My Friends Are Racist’ features wild rimming scene

An irreverent, queer as hell, Indigenous comedy series All My Friends Are Racist premieres on ABC tonight. The series was filmed around Brisbane, including at Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Park, earlier this year. The comedy series follows twenty-somethings Casey (Davey Thompson) and Belle (Tuuli Narkle), who live together in the city. He’s a gay …

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A different Pride celebration: NAIDOC Week

Fresh from one month of visibility and celebration to another! We are now into NAIDOC Week which celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We especially have some …

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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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Fierce First Nations drag queen Felicia Foxx appears on towering pride mural

Indigenous Sydney drag performer Felicia Foxx has appeared on a stunning Mardi Gras mural, one of five around the country honouring queer activists and artists. Ahead of Mardi Gras, Instagram partnered with LGBTIQ+ creators and artist to install the five murals Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane to champion each city’s “Rising Heroes”. Felicia appears …

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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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Black Lives Matter: Stop Black Deaths In Custody QLD & VIC

The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) will this Saturday hold Black Lives Matter rallies in Brisbane and Melbourne to protest Australian Black deaths in custody and to show solidarity with the current struggle against the murder of Black people in the USA. Warning: This article includes the name of an Indigenous person who has …

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