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An Egyptian court has found a TV host guilty of “promoting” homosexuality and contempt of religion for interviewing a gay man on air last year. Host Mohamed al-Gheiti was sentenced to one year in prison and was also slapped with a 3,000 ($235 AUD) Egyptian pounds fine by the misdemeanours court in Giza, according to …

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optus newstead gasworks brisbane

It’s great to see the Rainbow Flag proudly adorning the uniforms of the staff at Optus Newstead down at Gasworks. Chris Hamze at Optus Newstead has long supported the local LGBTIQ community, notably with the store’s long presence at Pride Fair Day in New Farm Park. This year the store provided mobile phone charging stations …

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Lesbians paint house rainbow

A married lesbian couple has painted their Pennsylvania home in rainbow colours after allegedly enduring years of homophobic slurs from their neighbors. Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau moved into the Penn Hills neighborhood five years ago. After hearing a neighbour make a bigoted comment, they tried to avoid conflict by telling him they were mother …

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pride cup

More football teams are being encouraged to hold their own LGBTIQ-inclusive Pride Cup matches after Queensland’s first was hailed a success last Saturday. The initiative sees footy teams don rainbow colours to celebrate inclusion and diversity in sport and send a message to LGBTIQ players and fans that they’re welcome and accepted. The Robina Roos …

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Inclusive Rainbow Pride Flag

An artist’s conception of a more inclusive rainbow pride flag is picking up steam online. Created by queer, non-binary artist Daniel Quasar, the new “progress-focussed” flag incorporates black and brown stripes, as well as elements of the transgender flag. The artist, who prefers the pronoun xe, created the flag by incorporating other recent adaptations of …

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Antarctica Pride

Antarctica is set to celebrate its first ever gay pride event. Evan Townsend and Shawn Waldron are among the group of 10 employees stationed at United States’ Antarctic research centre McMurdo Station who will organise the pride celebration in June. Townsend told NewNowNext he “found a group pretty immediately” upon arriving at McMurdo Station, located …

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IDAHOT brisbane

Nine prominent Brisbane landmarks will be emblazoned in rainbow lights to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17. The day is recognised internationally to raise awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced by queer people and events are held to spread messages of acceptance and inclusion. May 17 is …

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Straight Pride Flag

A UK seller has pulled a “straight pride” pin badge from sales on its website and from Amazon after the product drew widespread criticism and ridicule online. The “Heterosexual Pride Wavy Gold Plated Flag Pin Badge”, bearing various shades of beige, went viral late last week before being pulled by its seller, a company called …

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A group of Egyptian men have undergone forced anal examinations after they were arrested for waving a rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo, human rights group Amnesty International says. The flags were flown during a recent concert by Mashrou’ Leila, a Lebanese alternative rock band with an openly gay lead singer. According to reports, …

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Darebin Council

A regional Victorian council has reportedly voted to fly a rainbow flag outside its chambers until marriage equality is achieved. Surf Coast Shire councillors voted 4-3 on Wednesday night to support of a motion to fly the flag from May 17, recognised as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the Geelong Advertiser …

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