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friend of dorothy judy garland

Judy Garland, the gay icon once called the ‘The Elvis of Homosexuals’, died on this day in 1969. Gay mythology long connected her funeral with the Stonewall riots and therefore the birth of the Pride movement. Gay historians however, dismiss the connection. One explained the rioters “were not the type to moon over Judy Garland …

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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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Almost 9000 footy fans attended the first AFL Women’s League Pride Match in Melbourne on Friday evening. The match between the Carlton Blues and the Western Bulldogs was the first ever AFLW pride game at Whitten Oval at Victoria University in Footscray. On the field, players all wore rainbow-adorned guernseys and ran through a banner …

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