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Playwright and outspoken AIDS activist Larry Kramer dies

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Tongan LGBTIQ+ activist poli kefu

Police took a man into custody on Saturday night following the murder of Tongan LGBTIQ+ activist Poli Kefu. The much-loved activist was president of the Tongan Leitis Association — a trans advocacy group. He also worked for the Tongan Red Cross Society. A suspect surrendered to police on Saturday night. A homicide investigation began earlier, …

supermum Shelley Argent

Shelley Argent is a mum on a mission. From putting up posters in men’s toilets to taking the fight for equality to Canberra’s heavyweights. Shelley has become a force to be reckoned with who wants nothing more than to see her two sons treated as equals. QNews recently visited Shelley at home and, over freshly …

larry kramer

Larry Kramer died in his Manhatten home yesterday at age 84. His husband David Webster said he died of pneumonia. The best-selling author of Faggots became one of the most controversial and outspoken AIDS activists in the early 80s. Larry Kramer never hesitated to call it as he saw it. Incensed by the lack of …

Judi Jabour Labor Central Ward New Farm

Growing up in a small country town, Judi Jabour – Labor for Central Ward, learned the importance of community. In the city, she found that sense of community again when she moved to New Farm in inner-city Brisbane. She has lived there for the fifteen years since with fiancé Linda.  Judi understands the importance of …

Rodney Croome

The University of Tasmania yesterday created veteran LGBTIQ activist Rodney Croome an honorary doctor of letters. Rodney noted with gratitude the support of his partner Raf, his mother, and his late father. He also spoke of the “many courageous and kind people I work with to advance equality.” 1988 Salamanca Markets Rodney Croome first came …

Sir Ian McKellen has marked the 30th anniversary of his coming out with a celebratory tweet. “I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest,” the 78-year-old Lord of the Rings star tweeted. “Today is the 30th anniversary …

The world’s only openly gay royal, Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, is throwing his weight behind the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in his country. Gohil, from the state of Gujarat in western India, came out to an Indian newspaper in 2006 and faced protests and a negative backlash, including being disowned by his own family. …