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A Glossary of Identity and Gender Terms

Sometimes confused by the plethora of identity and gender expressions used these days? The rainbow communities are a glorious and diverse coalition of genders and sexualities. We’ve compiled this glossary of identity and gender terms to help out. As some humans become more open-minded to the diversity of human experience, minorities feel better able to …

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Vintage ads to make your day a little gayer

Some vintage ads contain unintended undertones while others include a subtext always intended for those with the eyes to see. J. C. Leyendecker, for example, designed some of the ads below. He brought his illustrative genius to thousands of ads and over 400 magazine covers. J. C. frequently used life partner Charles  Beach as a …

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Heroes of the pandemic: Ryan Sta Maria, resilient & bighearted

The COVID-19 that paralysed much of the globe since early this year brought death and untold misery to many. But it also brought to light community heroes whose stories bring joy into our lives amidst all the bleakness. One of those is Ryan Sta Maria whose resilience and bighearted nature makes him one of our …

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Let Queensland police know your correct name and pronouns

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) recently launched an online Change of Personal Details Notification Form. The form allows members of the public to ensure the use of their correct name and pronouns in interactions with the police. Trans, gender diverse and also non-binary members of the community can update their name and gender information within …

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How to support LGBTIQ+ Lebanese after the Beirut explosion

Rodney Croome writes that Helem and Proud Lebanon make a real difference in the lives of LGBTIQ+ Lebanese but need support after the recent deadly explosion in Beirut. Every day we hear of another overseas theocrat or authoritarian persecuting LGBTIQ people. But what can Australians do to make a positive difference for our queer kin …

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Uh oh! Scientists warn COVID-19 could be spread by rimming

Scientists in China have warned eating out bums may contribute to the spread of coronavirus.  The news might be disappointing to some, who have shown initiative and self-isolated. What ever will they do cooped up with their partners now? But in all seriousness, scientists have cautioned the public to be careful coming into contact with …

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Ruby Rose’s Batwoman shares first onscreen lesbian kiss

Okay, so Ruby Rose has kissed women on the show as lesbian Kate Kane, but CW just released stills of her kissing a female as Batwoman.  It’s Batwoman’s first kissing scene since coming out publically in a recent episode. Up until now, we’d only seen her with women outside of her alter-ego — as Batwoman, …

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Mardi Gras host Narelda Jacobs reveals heartfelt coming out

Studio 10 presenter, Narelda Jacobs has revealed what it was like coming out to her “devastated” religious family.  Jacobs said she made the revelation in 1998 — the same year she attended her first Mardi Gras. Now this year, the Perth journalist will be hosting the celebrations. She’s come a long way. Jacobs said initially her …

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WATCH: Starbucks ad about trans man overwhelms internet

A Starbucks commercial featuring a trans man using his name for the first time has melted internet hearts.  The #whatsyourname ad premiered yesterday and will help raise at least £100,000 for a trans kids charity named Mermaids. The ad centres around James, who becomes visibly disheartened when on several occasions, he is referred to by …

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LGBTIQ Australians recognised in 2020 Honours List

LGBTIQ activist Georgie Stone received a medal of the Order of Australia, along with her mother in this year’s 2020 Honours List. The mother-daughter team received their award for their work for transgender youth and their parents. Other honorees included Janine Middleton, Sarah Midgley, and Carlotta. Georgie Stone and Rebekah Robertson Georgie Stone became the …

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