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Celebrations for International Lesbian Day around the world

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gender diversity

Shame can often prove a roadblock to coming out as gender diverse (or LGBPA+). Fortunately, with a deeper understanding of it and strategies, shame about gender diversity is something that can be overcome! Paul Martin is Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential (CFHP). Shame is one of the most powerful emotions we have …

rainbow beach rainbow chess rainbow stairway

Rainbow Chess comes to Rainbow Beach this May when Team Rainbow Inc presents the inaugural Rainbow Chess Competition. Besides the chess, visitors can view the famous coloured sands, grab a selfie at the Rainbow Stairway or take a vehicular ferry to World Heritage K’Gari (Fraser Island). The day-long event on 29 May offers an opportunity …

outback mardi gras cloncurry

Outback Mardi Gras returned to the wild west last weekend for the second year running at Cloncurry’s Post Office Hotel.  Cloncurry is located in far west Queensland, an hour and a half east of Mt Isa. The Outback Mardi Gras evolved from the Country Crowd float at 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. …

peacocks 2021 mardi gras parade

A contingent of forty Queenslanders will soon venture south of the border to march in the 2021 Mardi Gras Parade on 6 March. Brad Harker from Peacocks said the marchers would send a message of outreach to world religions. Originally known as Peacock Mormons, Brad and husband Scott run the LGBTQI community group. Many of …

mardi gras agm

The majority of members in attendance at today’s virtual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras AGM voted against banning police and corrective service officers from the 2021 parade. However, the 327 member votes for keeping the floats as opposed for 261 against showed a strong and increasingly influential protest vote. Pride in Protest member Keith …

LGBTQIA+ STEMM Day queers in science

Today, Queers in Science holds its annual symposium for LGBTQIA+ people who work in the field of STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine). Queers in Science tweeted earlier today that LGBTQIA+ STEMM Day celebrates the wonderful work our queer community does to make the world a better place. Queers in Science aims to showcase …

Oreo ProudParent

To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in the US, biscuit maker Mondelez teamed up with PFLAG this month to give away 10,000 packs of ProudParent Oreo cookies. The ProudParent Oreos are not available in stores. To receive a pack, Mondelex requires consumers to follow @Oreo on either Instagram or Twitter. They must then post a photo …

International Lesbian Day

Despite the pandemic, lesbians around the world again celebrated International Lesbian Day yesterday. Although predominantly celebrated in Australia and New Zealand, 2020 saw lesbians worldwide celebrating the day on social media. They celebrated, promoted awareness and also shone a light on the discrimination and prejudice many still face. While the exact origin of the day …

ProudBoys gay twitterati

The Gay Twitterati this weekend took over the hashtag ProudBoys in response to an earlier call-out from George Takei. Following the path pioneered by K-pop stans, they co-opted the hashtag from the white supremacists who traditionally use it to spread hate. The male-only Proud Boys promote political violence in the US and Canada. The group …

luke evans boyfriend Rafa Olarra

Actor and singer Luke Evans has exchanged cute Pride messages with his “better half”, art director Rafa Olarra. The Welsh-born start first started posting photos of the pair of them together at the start of the year. Evans seemed to suggest the pair were a couple and Olarra posted a Valentine’s message calling Evans his …

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