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melbourne golf club swastikas homophobic graffiti

Police are hunting vandals responsible for vile antisemitic and homophobic graffiti at a Jewish-owned golf course in Melbourne. Cranbourne Golf Club’s management said staff and members found the graffiti on the club’s fourth green on Wednesday morning. Vandals had damaged the green by spray-painting Nazi swastikas, a homophobic slur and drawings of penises on the …

IDAHOBIT 2020 logan mucha

In We’re All In This Together director Logan Mucha turns his camera on Melbourne’s queer history in an award-winning short film. Released to mark IDAHOBIT 2020, the film retells five stories from Melbourne’s queer community. Scroll down for the movie We’re All In This Together is a verbatim hybrid-documentary that explores historical accounts of queer …

Dennis Finnegan comes out

Ten-time Irish national track and field champion Denis Finnegan came out as gay overnight on the podcast Five Rings To Rule Them All. He told sports reporter Cyd Zeigler that he drifted towards coming out in recent years. Originally from Ireland, Denis Finnegan now lives in Melbourne. In 2018, he met Cyd Zeigler from Five …

Melbourne singer-songwriter (and lesbian) G Flip put together an ensemble of fierce women to cover ‘Lady Marmalade’ for International Women’s Day.  The song was performed for Like A Version — a Triple J segment where artists perform and record a cover. G flip offered her vocals and a sick drum solo to the 2001 hit, …

midsumma pride march

Earlier today Melbourne’s biggest ever Midsumma Pride March headed off down Fitzroy Street. The Midsumma Pride March kicked off with a pre-march procession by Dykes on Bikes. Then Midsumma’s Rainbow Aboriginal Pride led thousands of marchers through the streets of St Kilda. Scroll down for pics and vids The march follows almost the same route …

margaret court martina navratilova john mcenroe

Tennis stars Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe have ticked off Tennis Australia with a protest against Margaret Court at the Australian Open. On Monday, Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams was controversially honoured, with Rod Laver presenting her with a special trophy at the Open. But Navratilova, who is openly lesbian, wrote an open …

werribee library drag storytime

Police and security guards kept protestors at a distance from attendees at Werribee Library drag storytime today. Police and security also escorted parents and kids attending the event into and out of the library. Scroll down for vid Earlier, social media posts called for protests at the event. The worst of the posts came from …

Glam Slam tournament Australian Open

Glam Slam, Australia’s biggest LGBTIQ tennis tournament, will take place next week at the Australian Open. Offering an authentic tournament experience, Glam Slam will provide participants with the opportunity to compete in an LGBTIQ tennis competition. Tournament director Rowen D’Souza said since the its birth three years ago, the event has “grown out of sight”. …

Melbourne Drag Queen storytime

Following the protest at drag storytime in Brisbane on 12 January, activists plan to disrupt tomorrow’s Melbourne drag queen storytime. Facebook posts call for people to phone or email the library asking for the event’s cancellation, to sabotage the event with fake bookings or also to organise a ‘non-violent protest’. The protests again target performer …

Daniel Cordner

Australian artist and person living with HIV (PLHIV), Daniel Cordner, recently shared his poignant story of personal growth. After the shame and fear of an HIV diagnosis, Daniel interpreted his turn around via a live drawing representation of his ‘positive experience’ at an HIV event in Melbourne. The idea came from a friend and fellow …

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