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Peter Allen festival

Tenterfield might be best known for its shining star, Peter Allen, who put this town on the map. But during the inaugural Peter Allen Festival this September, there’ll be plenty to see and do while you’re in the region – a lot more than you would have thought. While you’re in town and taking a …

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Queer Eye netflix

The stars of reality makeover show Queer Eye have been crowned ‘Yass Queens’ by the mayor of the rural New South Wales town of Yass. Mayor Rowena Abbey presented the boys with some shiny headgear to commemorate their trip to Australia this week, in video posted online by Netflix a few days after the boys …

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Forced Divorce transgender birth certificate laws

Transgender people in New South Wales will be able to stay married to their partners when they affirm their gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the NSW government on Wednesday. In a number of states and territories, trans people must be unmarried before their birth certificate can be amended, essentially requiring trans …

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Peter Allen Festival

Gay music legend Peter Allen’s regional hometown of Tenterfield will later this year hold an entire festival to celebrate its special relationship with the performer. Allen was born in the northern New South Wales town in 1944, and rose to fame in the 1970s and 80s, becoming known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish …

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Tropical Fruits

Lismore-based LGBTIQ group Tropical Fruits has come a long way in 30 years. The group are a community not-for-profit organisation delivering inclusive events and social activities to ensure the Northern Rivers’ LGBTIQ community have a “safe, fun and inclusive” place to call home. The Tropical Fruits flagship New Year’s Eve Festival began 30 years ago, …

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Border Pride Fair

The LGBTIQ community of Albury-Wodonga on the New South Wales/Victoria will again come together to celebrate Border Pride Fair Day later this month. On Saturday, May 19, community members, their friends and families will descend on QEII Square in Dean Street in Albury for a day of community pride, coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia, …

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Skating ring closes same-sex kiss

A same-sex couple have claimed they were asked to leave a New South Wales rollerskating rink after a parent complained about the couple kissing each other. The Wollongong couple, Amy Hudson and Maddie Dellosa, told the Illawarra Mercury they had been asked to leave the Oak Flats Roller Skating Rink after giving each other “a …

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A 78er based in Wagga Wagga has invited new deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack to march with him in this weekend’s Mardi Gras parade. Ray Goodlass, one of the protesters who marched in the first Mardi Gras protest in Sydney in 1978, said he was concerned about comments McCormack made in 1993 in which he …

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A New South Wales couple will reportedly become the first same-sex couple to legally wed in Australia after the passage of marriage equality. Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, will tie the knot on Saturday afternoon, weeks before other couples can. Marriage equality came into effect last Saturday, and weddings were expected to begin …

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The New South Wales Government has announced $500,000 in new funding to support suicide prevention programs and support services in Sydney’s LGBTI community. The NSW Government has established a Suicide Prevention Fund of $8 million over four years as part of the state’s 2016/17 Budget, which aims to support non-government and community-based organisations to improve …

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