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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 …

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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 …

sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras worldpride 2023 bid new south wales

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announced their formal bid to bring the WorldPride festival to Sydney in 2023. WorldPride is a global LGBTIQ festival that is held every two years in different host cities around the world. If Mardi Gras is successful in its bid, it will be the first WorldPride held in the …

hurstville sydney georges river council rainbow crossing pride month

A council has installed a rainbow crossing in the south Sydney suburb of Hurstville to celebrate Pride Month. Georges River Council installed the rainbow crossing in a central location on Forest Road in the suburb. Mayor Kevin Greene said the crossing was to celebrate and show support for the diverse community. “Pride Month is an …

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The NSW Police’s counter-terrorism unit is investigating a string of homophobic, racist, and anti-semitic emails targeting the federal MP for Wentworth, Dr Kerryn Phelps. Dr Phelps made a complaint to NSW Police following the latest abusive email which said “LGBT are no better than pigs or dogs.” She said an email distributed this week which …

star observer

Australian LGBTIQ publication Star Observer has announced the company has entered voluntary administration and is up for sale. The publication announced on Thursday the board of directors of the company, Gay & Lesbian Community Publishing Limited, had appointed Trent McMillen from MaC Insolvency as administrator on Friday, May 10. “Cash flow is the lifeblood of …

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