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FabALICE festival brings fun and rainbow pride to Alice Springs in March

NT’s FabALICE Festival is returning to the Red Centre soon

NT pride festival FabALICE will raise the rainbow curtain in Alice Springs once again in March, promising family-friendly fun and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert vibes. FabALICE 2023 runs from March 9 to 12 with a spectacular collection of events including comedy, cabaret, music and drag. Each year, the festival is typically on the weekend …

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‘Years in the making’: NT to change laws to protect LGBTQ teachers

Equality advocates have welcomed an NT government proposal to reform anti-discrimination laws, including to protect LGBTQ teachers. The NT government released an exposure draft proposing changes to the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act for public consultation. Among the dozens of proposed amendments is a change to section 37a, that currently provides religious institutions the right not …

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Drag queen meets NT croc up close during Darwin Pride Festival

A Northern Territory croc has come face-to-face with a famous drag queen during Darwin Pride Festival this week. Sydney drag performer Wonder Mama (pictured above) has travelled to the Top End as a special guest for the festival, on in the Northern Territory. And on a visit to Crocosaurus Cove Darwin, Wonder Mama took on …

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Gay Indigenous MP Chansey Paech makes history in NT Parliament

Northern Territory MP Chansey Paech has this week become the country’s first openly gay indigenous speaker of an Australian parliament. Paech (pictured right), the Member for Namatjira, won his seat in the NT Legislative Assembly in the 2016 election. He became the first openly gay First Nations MLA in Australian history. In his maiden speech, …

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NT MP Chansey Paech: I’m young, gay and black – and proud

Australia’s first openly gay indigenous politician Chansey Paech used his maiden speech at the opening of the new Northern Territory parliament to share his pride as the face of diversity in the Top End. Chansey Paech said he entered the chamber “eternally proud of who I am and where I come from”. “I own it …