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LGBTIQ advocates have cheered news the New South Wales government will provide funding to Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to support a bid to host World Pride in 2023. World Pride is a global LGBTIQ festival that is held every two years in different host cities around the world. It was first held in …

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Two proud dogs dressed in rainbow for pride month in the US

June is recognised in many countries around the world as Pride Month, and thousands of people clad in rainbow colors marched through US cities last weekend in a massive celebration of LGBTIQ identity. Thousands turned out today to celebrate New York City’s Pride parade on Sunday, with a theme this year of “Defiantly Different” which …

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Gay Rights Movement Mourns

Dick Leitsch, a founding father of the gay rights movement, has died in New York. He was 83. Leitsch became an icon of the LGBTQ movement after leading protests that pre-dated the Stonewall Inn uprising. Born on May 11, 1935, Leitsch went on to lead the the New York City chapter of the Mattachine Society, …

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Uber Driver

Homophobic Uber Driver in New York A New York Uber driver allegedly kicked a lesbian couple out of his car for kissing in the back seat because he found the act “disrespectful”. Emma Pichl and her girlfriend of two years, Alex Iovine, had just left a friend’s birthday party at a bar in Brooklyn on …

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Gay Rights Lawyer

Prominent gay rights lawyer David S. Buckel died in New York on Saturday after setting himself on fire in a protest against environmental destruction. The charred remains of Buckel, 60, were found in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Buckel had spent the bulk of his career fighting for gay rights, including serving as the marriage project director …

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Sauna Steam Room

A man has sued a New York gym after he claims he saw three men masturbating in the steam room, and management allegedly took no action on his complaint. The alleged victim, referred to in court papers as GB, told the New York Post he was at the Equinox gym in Manhattan in November, relaxing …

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When a large wooden cross appeared chained to a gate on Gay Street in New York’s Greenwich Village on Good Friday, so the street’s residents got out their rainbow paint. The cross’ owner returned over the next week to chain the cross to different parts of the street, but the locals decided to come together …

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