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LGBTI radio station JOY 94.9 ‘won’t be silenced’ after bomb threat

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A gay man living on Phillip Island in Victoria has thanked dozens of locals who helped him defy homophobic trolls and paint his house in rainbow colours. Mykey O’Halloran (pictured), a professional hair artist, moved in to his bungalow on the island in February. However just a month later, a group of neighbours who heard …

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Imagine having the opportunity in 1994 to join Google? This year is your chance. 2021 sees the launch of List Local, a brand new Melbourne based tech company. List Local aims to put businesses around Australia on a list at the top of Google’s search results. The company has positions available with recruitment manager Sam …

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A man who recently moved to Victoria’s Phillip Island has been left shaken but defiant after neighbours allegedly hurled homophobic slurs and death threats over his plans to paint his house in rainbow colours. Mykey O’Halloran, a professional hair artist, (pictured) moved in to the bungalow on Phillip Island in February. However on Tuesday night …

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Phyllis Papps and Francesca Curtis are many things. Researchers. Writers. Ultra-feminists. Partners. They’re also the first lesbian couple to come out on Australian television, fifty years ago. The two women appeared together on ABC current affairs program This Day Tonight in October 1970. Over five decades later, Phyllis and Francesca are still together and live …

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This year marks 40 years since Victoria decriminalised homosexuality in the state. To mark the occasion, the Australian Queer Archives has released an amazing report listing 100 icons of the state’s LGBTIQ+ history. The report, A History of LGBTIQ Victoria in 100 Places and Objects, covers queer people, places, objects and stories of significance to …

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Last weekend we finally found out the amazing Australian and Kiwi drag queens competing on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Art Simone, Karen from Finance, Maxi Shield, Coco Jumbo, Jojo Zaho, Etcetera Etcetera, and Scarlet Adams all confirmed this month they’re appearing on the show. Joining the seven Aussies are also …

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University of Melbourne academics have called for the removal of a colleague’s website inviting anonymous submissions of encounters with transgender women. Earlier this week, lecturer Holly Lawford-Smith created the website, NoConflictTheySaid.org. She wrote that the site is in response to birth certificate legislation around Australia benefiting trans people that “replaces sex with gender identity”. The …

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Australia’s LGBTIQ soccer teams will play simultaneous matches on this weekend’s inaugural PFA Day event by Pride Football Australia. Players in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney will play matches on their home turf this Saturday (February 27) to support LGBTQIA+ inclusion in sport. The teams will all play 6-a-side social football tournaments (6-a-side) at the …

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Casey Donovan has opened up about her relationship with partner Jade Sharp, after the pair spent Valentine’s Day together. On Sunday, the singer-songwriter shared a photo of a beautiful bouquet of roses on her Instagram. “She said she was going to get stuff for breakfast and came back with these… she’s a bit cute!” Casey …

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The ABC’s irreverent new twentysomething comedy Why Are You Like This arrives on Australian screens this week. In the series, Mia, Penny and Austin are storming through their twenties in Melbourne. They’re barely coping with adulthood, money struggles, and dreams that seem unachievable. The well-intentioned but misguided trio follow their own moral codes as they …

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