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New South Wales’ Chief Health Officer has urged gay and bi men to be alert to symptoms of monkeypox after the rare virus emerged in two Australian states. The virus is normally limited to Central or West Africa. It’s a usually mild viral infection which most people recover from in a few weeks, and doesn’t …

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West Wimmera Shire Council in regional Victoria has reversed a ban on council flying rainbow flags in its biggest towns after backlash against offensive comments from the mayor. In April, the regional council in the state’s west, voted down a proposal to fly the rainbow flag for IDAHOBIT. The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism …

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A Victoria Police officer’s history of online comments allegedly disparaging the LGBTIQ community has been revealed as he faces internal disciplinary action for a second time. The Age has published veteran police officer Sergeant Bruno Staffieri’s comments, as the force’s internal watchdog investigates the officer, who’s served in the force for 35 years. Last month, …

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A regional Victorian mayor has been called on to apologise after likening homosexuality to paedophilia in a “deeply offensive” interview after voting against his council flying a rainbow flag. Last week, the West Wimmera Shire council in the state’s west voted down 3-2 a proposal to fly the rainbow flag for IDAHOBIT. The International Day …

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An ex-Victoria Police officer who took a photo of former AFL coach Dani Laidley in custody has had all criminal charges against him dismissed. In May 2020, Shane Reid was a senior constable in Victoria Police. He took a mobile phone photo of Laidley inside St Kilda police station as two officers interviewed her following …

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A South Australian man who stole $120,000 from insurance company Medibank in Melbourne to fund a “high-end” lifestyle of clubbing and drugs has turned his life around. A Melbourne judge sentenced Dwayne Antojado (pictured) to time served after he pleaded guilty to obtaining property by deception, the Herald Sun reported. The 26-year-old has spent 606 …

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Federal Labor has pledged additional funding to support LGBTIQ+ people affected by domestic violence if elected to government. The party previously committed to funding 500 new community sector workers across the domestic and family violence sector if elected. On Thursday, Labor has confirmed 15 of those workers will work in LGBTIQ+ community organisations to help …

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Victorian newspaper the Bendigo Advertiser has apologised for its role in the outing of 19th century Bendigo transgender man Edward de Lacy Evans 143 years ago. The 2022 Bendigo Pride Festival kicks off this week. As part of the celebrations, organisers have unveiled a new community-led mural of “LGBTQIA+ pioneer” Edward de Lacy Evans. “Edward …

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A judge has dismissed all charges against a Victoria Police officer who shared a sensitive photograph and information on former AFL coach Dani Laidley with colleagues after her 2020 arrest. Detective Leading Senior Constable Murray Gentner was one of three officers charged after the photos of Laidley within the police station leaked and went viral …

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Australia’s longest running and largest regional pride festival, ChillOut Festival in Victoria, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. The festival is on every year in Daylesford in regional Victoria, around 108 kilometres northwest of Melbourne. And this year they’re celebrating their 25 Year Silver Jubilee, to celebrate a quarter century of queer country pride. …

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