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IDAHOT brisbane

Nine prominent Brisbane landmarks will blaze with rainbow lights to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17. The day raises awareness of discrimination and prejudice experienced by queer people. Events on the day spread messages of acceptance and inclusion. The World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the International …

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 …

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 …

Canberra installed a rainbow roundabout last weekend. It pays tribute to the city’s strong “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. The permanent artwork is on a roundabout in the inner north Canberra suburb of Braddon. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, said at last weekend’s Spring Out Pride Parade that the roundabout was about …

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, …

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 …

rainbows across queensland IDAHOT Ceremony at King George Square in Brisbane

A ceremony held in Brisbane on the weekend recognised the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Rainbow flags flew at other celebrations across the state — rainbows across Queensland. A fair day in Brisbane’s Queens Park on Sunday included stalls by LGBTIQ organisations, healthcare providers, and sports groups. Police officers and local politicians attended. …

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