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Wagga Wagga’s regional Mardi Gras set to go ahead in 2021

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mardi Gras Parade

Tech giant Google has teamed up with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to offer grants to community and not-for-profit groups for their floats in this year’s parade. The SGLMG Community Parade Grants Program helps to support a diverse range of community ideas, and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras announced this week the program …

George Michael has been honoured as a saint in an incredible mural in Sydney. The seven-metre tall portrait is in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Erskineville and was painted by acclaimed local street artist Scott Marsh. In it, the late musician and gay icon is depicted as “Patron Saint of Parks at Night” — a …

Deep Water Documentray - Alan Rosendale Paul Simes Photo by alina gozina

A new SBS crime drama Deep Water set to premiere next month will tell the shocking true story of a wave of gay hate murder along Sydney’s coast in the 1980s and 1990s. Deep Water is a fictional, four-part series inspired by the crimes that led to 80 murders, 30 of which remain unsolved, of young …

Pride Game Rainbow Flag Waving

The AFL held it’s first ever Pride Game in Melbourne on Saturday night. The game, believed to be a world-first in professional sport, was a joint initiative between the AFL and the match’s two teams, the Sydney Swans and St Kilda Saints. Both who wore rainbow-coloured socks and rainbow-coloured guernseys. For the first time, the …

The AFL has announced its first ever Pride Game to support the LGBTI community, believed to be a world first for a professional sporting competition. St Kilda’s Saints will wear shirts with rainbow-patterned numbers and the Swans will wear rainbow socks to show their support for the LGBTI community during the round 21 clash next …

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