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Katter Party Senator Fraser Anning Calls Gender Diversity ‘Garbage’

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Two actors on Neighbours have come forward with allegations of racism and homophobia behind-the-scenes of the long-running soap. Aboriginal actor Shareena Clanton took to Instagram to detailed allegations of “overt and covert racism” on the Channel 10 series. In Clanton’s Instagram post, she claimed the n-word was said openly twice, to laughter. She also witnessed a …

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A Fortitude Valley venue went viral for all the wrong reasons yesterday following a social media post from a co-owner. Shay Hayston, from Froth on Brunswick in Fortitude Valley’s California Lane, earlier posted a cafe docket titled ‘Two very annoying Asians’. He also added a caption to the docket. “OMG, I love my staff.” Social …

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Miles Heffernan says the recent apology from the AFL and Gold Coast Suns to former player Joel Wilkinson illustrates that racial discrimination remains a workplace issue.  Wilkinson previously filed a complaint in the Human Rights Commission over racism. His complaint arose from a 2013 Wacky Wednesday event when two of Wilkinson’s teammates dressed in blackface. …

Dr Albert W Noll

The author came across Dr Albert W Noll while researching the recent publication COON: more holes than swiss cheese. The young Boston dentist enjoyed notoriety for his appearances on the Boston stage during the 1890s. He usually performed in drag, either as a white woman or in blackface as a ‘mammy’ caricature. Born into Boston …

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Earlier this year Saputo Dairy Australia announced they would ‘retire’ the name of COON Cheese. The decision follows a long campaign by Aboriginal academic and social justice advocate Dr Stephen Hagan. Previous owners defended the brand name based on the claim that cheesemaker Fred Walker named the cheese in honour of Edward Coon, the inventor …

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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 …

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Best friends Jamie-Li and Curtis thought they were “woke” – until they woke up in each other’s bodies. That’s the premise of New Zealand queer web series Life is Easy, available to Aussie audiences on queer TV and streaming platform Revry. Lead characters Jamie-Li and Curtis are longtime BFFs who share everything – their inability …

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Comedian Josh Thomas has apologised after comments he made in 2016 about casting people of colour on TV resurfaced online. Thomas made the comments at a TV panel discussion in Sydney, alongside Rosehaven stars Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, and US TV creator Dan Harmon. During the discussion, Pacquola recalled she was aware her ABC …

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Actor Justice Smith has come out as queer and said his boyfriend is his “guiding light” in a moving Black Lives Matter post. The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Pokémon Detective Pikachu actor went to a New Orleans protest with boyfriend Nicholas Ashe. Smith said they both chanted “black trans lives matter” and “black queer …

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Presidential enabler Ivanka Trump took time out from her role as an advisor to her father yesterday to tweet ‘Less hate, more love’. She decorated the tweet with flawed Pride imagery. Her tweet came just days after the US coronavirus death toll passing 100,000. Also, as the presidential advisor tweeted, riots took place across the …

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