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Australian church leader Reverend Josephine ‘Jo’ Inkpin has described her joy after becoming the first openly transgender person inducted into a mainstream church. Originally from the UK, Rev Inkpin (pictured) has served within the Anglican Church in Australia for over 20 years. In 2017, she came out as transgender while head of the Anglican Church …

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A Sydney lesbian couple has been arrested for allegedly committing three armed robberies in one night while armed with an axe, a hammer, and knives. Police arrested and charged Eleanor Ashford, 23, and Sarah Canceri, 23, with stealing money and cigarettes from three different gas stations in the Sydney area over a two-hour period last …

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The managing committee of the McIvers Ladies Baths in Sydney has been ousted by members in the wake of the pool’s recent transphobia controversy. McIver’s Ladies’ Baths in Coogee came under fire in January after announcing only trans women who had undergone surgery could use the ocean pool, devastating some frequent trans patrons. The heritage-listed …

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Brisbane audiences are embracing Queensland Theatre Company’s production of Triple X with Glace Chase. The play is wowing the critics and audiences are loving it, showing an appetite for provocative theatre that also entertains. Scroll down for Glace Chase interview Triple X tells the story of a ‘straight Wall Street’ bro who has an affair …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has denied two Pride in Protest members were stood down from the Mardi Gras board over the activist group’s protest march. Alex Bouchet (pictured above) and Charlie Murphy are both members of activist group Pride in Protest and Mardi Gras board directors. On the day of the relocated official …

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Last weekend we finally found out the amazing Australian and Kiwi drag queens competing on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Art Simone, Karen from Finance, Maxi Shield, Coco Jumbo, Jojo Zaho, Etcetera Etcetera, and Scarlet Adams all confirmed this month they’re appearing on the show. Joining the seven Aussies are also …

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Indigenous Sydney drag performer Felicia Foxx has appeared on a stunning Mardi Gras mural, one of five around the country honouring queer activists and artists. Ahead of Mardi Gras, Instagram partnered with LGBTIQ+ creators and artist to install the five murals Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane to champion each city’s “Rising Heroes”. Felicia appears …

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A gay couple have gotten engaged in a surprise sky-high marriage proposal onboard Virgin Australia’s maiden Pride Flight from Brisbane to Sydney ahead of Mardi Gras. The one-off flight on Friday welcomed over 120 passengers who enjoyed mid-air drag performances, beverages, music as well as “all of the trimmings you’d expect” from a pride celebration. …

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ABC journalist Mark Reddie says he and a group of friends were targeted with eggs by homophobic thugs in Sydney just hours after the Mardi Gras parade. The Sydney reporter tweeted about the sad incident on Riley Street in Darlinghurst in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Walking home with a group of gay guys …

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Activist group Pride in Protest’s alternate Mardi Gras protest march will go ahead on Saturday night after NSW Health granted organisers a crowd exemption. This Saturday’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is a ticketed event at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to COVID-19. That afternoon, Pride in Protest and other groups are planning …

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