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Melbourne drag performer Frock Hudson was one of the LGBTIQ+ Victorians to get vaccinated at the state’s Pride Centre on Tuesday during a rainbow vaccination blitz. The Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda has opened a pop-up vaccine hub that’s running until Sunday (October 24). It’s part of the Rainbow Vaccination Week running this week …

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From the time of his 1905 arrival in Ferntree Gully, George Lovell impressed the locals with his community spirit. But what happened in early 20th century Australia when a selfless model citizen was exposed as homosexual? The accepted narrative of early 20th century attitudes tells us that the general public held gays in utter contempt. …

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Melbourne’s Sea Life aquarium has said two gay penguin couples in their colony have paired up for their nesting season. Gentoo penguins are monogamous and mate for life, and same-sex pairings are not uncommon both in captivity and in the wild. The Melbourne aquarium says in their gentoo penguin colony, duos Tiger and Branston and …

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A viral TikTok video shows a Melbourne homophobe verbally attacking two women and lunging for their phone. The confrontation began when Anueta Madison-Vanderbuilt and her partner exchanged a quick public kiss in Coles. Scroll down for the viral TikTok video Anueta Madison-Vanderbuilt’s partner joined her with coffees while shopping in Cragieburn Coles on Thursday. The …

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Australian drag star Art Simone has turned up to a local COVID-19 vaccination hub in her home state of Victoria to get vaccinated in full drag. The RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under star told her social media followers she got her second jab on Friday at the Royal Exhibition Building in the Melbourne suburb of …

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Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisation Thorne Harbour Health has hit out at homophobic complaints against its longest-running gay men’s sexual health campaign. Since 2008, Thorne Harbour’s “The Drama Downunder” campaign has promoted STI testing and gay men’s sexual health and wellbeing. To do so, they use models wearing white briefs to bust stigma around discussing sexual health. …

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New documentary Hating Peter Tatchell, chronicling the titular LGBTIQ+ activist’s 54 years of fearless human rights campaigning, is debuting in Australia next month. The film, executive produced by Elton John and David Furnish, looks at both the motivations and consequences of Peter’s provocative campaigning. Born in Melbourne, Peter Tatchell (above) jumped into politics with campaigns …

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Casey Donovan has opened up about her girlfriend Renee Sharples as the couple get set to celebrate one year together soon. The entertainer said she connected with Renee, a paramedicine lecturer, on dating app Bumble during isolation in Victoria’s long lockdown last year. During lockdown, the couple said they spent hours on the phone, and …

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LGBTIQ+ Jewish advocates have condemned a vandal who carved a swastika and a vile anti-gay slur into concrete in Melbourne. Gardiners Trail is a pedestrian footpath that winds along Gardiners Creek through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Victorian-based LGBTIQ Jewish group Aleph Melbourne reported to council a vandal’s carving of a swastika and the words “Kill Gays” …

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ABC’s Australian Story program will tonight spotlight paedetrician Associate Professor Michelle Telfer, the head of the Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne’s Gender Service. Dr Telfer (pictured) is a world leader in treating gender dysphoria in trans and gender diverse young people. She’s guided hundreds of transgender children through their first steps to transitioning over the last …

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