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newcastle pride festival fair day

Newcastle Pride Festival celebrates sexuality and gender diversity in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Region. The annual festival is an exciting, glamorous and “out n’ proud” series of events that showcases Newcastle is a city of diversity, culture and beauty. Newcastle Pride Festival returns this August 22 – 26. Newcastle promises a warm rainbow …

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LGBTIQ tv characters

Aussie soap Neighbours is set to shoot scenes at this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in March. The show’s production company, Fremantle, said Neighbours stars would appear on a float in the Parade and the long-running soap would also shoot scenes during festivities for a storyline that will feature in upcoming episodes. …

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As Lismore group Tropical Fruits celebrates its 30th anniversary of championing the LGBTIQ community in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region, John Taggart reflects on the true significance of the organisation. Northern New South Wales – the home of trendy Byron Bay – may seem an oasis of tolerance but the shift in cultural attitudes …

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Inner City Legal Centre

Transgender people in Sydney will soon be able to access a range of free legal advice with the opening of Australia’s first legal service dedicated to issues affecting them. The not-for-profit Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) has teamed with law firm Dentons to launch a pilot of the Transgender Legal Service on September 10. The …

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george michael

The man who vandalised a Sydney mural of late singer George Michael has copped a $14,000 fine and 300 hours of community service. Ben Gittany was found guilty of malicious damage in late July after covering the artwork with black paint after the marriage postal survey last year. One of the property’s owners – who …

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Sophie York

Anti-gay marriage proponent Sophie York will lead Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi’s New South Wales Senate ticket. York was the face of the Marriage Alliance, one of the key lobby groups that argued against the rights of LGBTIQ people during the same-sex marriage debate. In the lead-up to the postal survey to potentially change the …

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