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lgbtiq rights in india Dr Arundhati Katju Dr Menaka Guruswamy India

Time Magazine today hailed Dr Arundhati Katju and Dr Menaka Guruswamy as amongst the 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, the two lawyers spearheaded the historic legal battle for LGBTIQ rights in India. Their efforts finally saw Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code overturned. Section 377 Section 377, a hangover from …

Your wedding day is your special day — probably the most important day in your and your partner’s life. Here in this wedding feature are some great hints for personalising your wedding to make it all about you. We’ve rounded up three great businesses with wonderful ideas for your day. N Gentry Chalkboard, The Paper …

the only gay in the village Matt Lucas Little Britain

Comedian Matt Lucas spoke to The Mirror about his roles in early 2000s TV show Little Britain. He apologised for harm caused by his gay character, Daffyd and his catchphrase of ‘the only gay in the village’. He said the camp character, intended as a celebration of gay culture, led to bullying. Matt Lucas said …

Drummond Street servcies mental health services queerspace

More than half of the LGBTIQ community access mental health services according to new research by Melbourne’s Drummond Street Services. Markedly, cis women and trans people show up as most likely to access help. The Queerspace Survey Results 2019 show some concerning findings and a need for more research into different cohorts of the LGBTIQ …

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019 jamie gardiner anna brown ivan hinton-teoh

The 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list sees awards for a number of prominent campaigners during the marriage equality survey. They include long-time LGBTIQ advocate Jamie Gardiner, co-founder of just.equal Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Equality Australia chief executive Anna Brown. Jamie Gardiner The awards give well deserved recognition to long-time human rights activist Jamie Gardiner for service …

tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions “insane” and “cheating”. And she’s not alone. Several other prominent women athletes have also used social media, mainly Twitter, to voice their concern about the eligibility of transgender women in sport, including former British swimmer Sharron Davies, double Olympic …

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A star-studded lineup of Queensland drag talent will grace the stage at the upcoming CWC Cabaret, Brisbane’s longest running fundraiser for people living with HIV. Hosted by drag legend Betty Nature (pictured, centre) at the Sportsman Hotel on June 30, the event will feature performances throughout the night by drag performers past and present, including …

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Memorials will be held around Australia on May 20 to remember the lives of those lost to AIDS and call for a future free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Every year, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for …

Revamped Gold Coast gay hotspot MP’s Nightclub has opened its doors for the first time in seven years. MP’s, short for Meeting Place and located on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise, relaunched on Australia Day Eve. The relaunch featured a night of entertainment from DJs and local drag talent. Brisbane-born drag queen Vanilla Foldher (pictured …

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Former Gold Coast gay nightclub MP’s is set to relaunch after an extensive revamp later this month. The venue, located on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise, is re-opening with new owners who promise a “non-judgemental” atmosphere and entertainment from DJs and Queensland drag queens including Tina Bikki, Vanille Foldher, Alexis Diamond (pictured) and Coco Verdose. …

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