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tropical fruits new years eve festival 2019 nye festival lismore northern new south wales lgbti event

Don’t know what to do for NYE this year? Don’t worry, because the Tropical Fruits have you sorted. The Tropical Fruits New Year’s Eve Festival has been bringing people from all over Australia to Lismore for decades. The festival is one massive themed party, with the theme for 2019 is one close to our rainbow …

steven matthew lonesborough grindr court case Wollongong

A man was allegedly held against his will and forced to jump from a moving car after a man he met on Grindr became “erratic” and “paranoid”, a court has heard. Steven Matthew Lonesborough allegedly picked up the man from his Wollongong home on October 11. He drove the man to Nowra on New South …

anglican newcastle bishop peter stuart same-sex marriage

Newcastle’s Anglican diocese has voted in favour of allowing ministers to bless same-sex marriages, defying Sydney Archbishop Glenn Davies on the issue. A majority of the clergy and lay people voted in favour of two bills on the issue at the diocese’s synod – the church’s parliament – on Saturday. One bill permits ministers to …

manscapes 2020 charity calendar byron bay

Another crop of Byron Bay men have bared all for the new Manscapes calendar by northern New South Wales artist John Bortolin. The calendar blends regional Australian landscapes and male nude photography, to raise money for men’s mental health. Bortolin says the calendar is a tribute to some of my friends who have lost their …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras worldpride 2023 bid

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has won its bid to host biennial mega-festival WorldPride in Australia in 2023. WorldPride is the largest global gathering of LGBTIQ communities and a different city hosts the event every two years. Members of the worldwide InterPride network of Pride organisations voted between the three contenders – Sydney, Montreal …

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Newcastle Anglican Bishop Peter Stuart is bringing on a vote on whether to allow official blessings of same-sex marriages in his diocese. A regional Victorian diocese voted to approve the blessings in September. Now the Newcastle Anglican diocese will vote on a similar bid. The Newcastle bill would allow clergy to bless “persons married according …

mhelody bruno wagga wagga transgender woman

Two vigils have been held to honour the memory of Filipina transgender woman Mhelody Bruno, who died in regional New South Wales last month. Mhelody was due to return home to the Philippines just days after police found her unresponsive at a Wagga Wagga unit on September 21. Emergency services took her to hospital but …

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Over half of transgender and gender diverse Australians have been victims of sexual violence or coercion, according to a new Kirby Institute report. The 2018 Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey involved 1,613 people and is the largest study of its kind. The report was launched in Perth on Tuesday. The study found …

peter allen festival 2019 tenterfield new south wales event

The Peter Allen Festival in the historic town of Tenterfield New South Wales, just three hours from Brisbane, returns in early September. It celebrates the local icon’s contribution to arts and culture in Australia and internationally. No song says welcome home better than Peter’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ and no town offers a friendlier …

honour awards 2019 robyn kennedy dr shirleene robinson

Nominations are open for this year’s Honour Awards, an annual NSW event to recognise outstanding work in the state’s LGBTIQ community. Organisers are encouraging everyone to highlight individuals and organisations who have made a difference in NSW and Australia. First held in 2007, the Honour Awards also raise money for ACON’s health initiatives. Nominations can …

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