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Tributes flow for Sydney siege hero Tori Johnson

Tributes flow for Sydney siege hero Tori Johnson | Gay News | Scoop.it

People have taken to social media to pay tribute to Tori Johnson, one of two hostages who died at the siege at the Lindt café in Sydney.

Many in the LGBTI community have expressed their grief over Johnson’s tragic death, saddened by the loss of a friend.

Johnson was in a long-term relationship with partner Thomas Zinn.

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Gay W. Virginia high school soccer player comes out by dancing with homecoming king

Michael Martin, an all-state goalie, slow danced with the guy who gave him the courage to be himself. Inspired by Robbie Rogers, Martin now hopes to inspire others.

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Does Gay Male Culture Have a Misogyny Problem?

Does Gay Male Culture Have a Misogyny Problem? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Usually portrayedoften simplisticallyas ironclad, the bonds between gay men and straight women have been the focus of much debate lately. Actress Rose McGowan caused a stir last month when she described gay men as “as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so” and blasted gay men for not standing up more for women's rights. More recently, rapper Azealia Banks echoed McGowan's remarks as she reignited her Twitter feud with blogger Perez Hilton, once again calling him a “faggot,” all in the process of attempting to redefine the term as “any man that hates women.” 

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Qld AIDS Council to promote PrEP to counter rising HIV transmissions in 2015

Qld AIDS Council to promote PrEP to counter rising HIV transmissions in 2015 | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Queensland AIDS Council says it will “heavily promote” pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily medication that lowers the risk of HIV transmission, in 2015.

Executive director Michael Scott told QP he is aware PrEP is controversial, but believes it is “a vital prevention tool for HIV”.

QuAC will dig into its financial reserves to fund an education campaign, Scott said.

PrEP consists of taking anti-retroviral combination drug Truvada daily and being encouraged to test every three months for HIV and other STIs.

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Vaginas Aren't Gross. But Here's My Theory About Why Some Gay Men Say They Are.

Vaginas Aren't Gross. But Here's My Theory About Why Some Gay Men Say They Are. | Gay News | Scoop.it

Recently a friend expressed how much it bothers her when gay men go on about "how gross vaginas are." She feels it's a betrayal of the unspoken alliance between gay men and straight ladies.

I thought about how it bothers me too, but for different reasons. It bothers me because this hypothetical grossed-out gay isn't actually grossed out. He's behaving as he is expected to behave in that particular social circle. He squeals and says, "Gurrrrrl," and everyone laughs. Oh, the gays are so funny! They hate vaginas!

After some discussion about where such a reaction stems from, my friend and I came up with a (probably questionable) theory.

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Out for Sydney: Helping LGBTI students connect with corporate Australia

Out for Sydney: Helping LGBTI students connect with corporate Australia | Gay News | Scoop.it

A new mentoring and networking group is helping LGBTIQ students explore what it’s like to work in business or law at Australia’s leading firms. Indeed, so effective is the program that former mentees, now working professionally, are becoming mentors. Jason Bartlett reports.

Allan van Breukelen is nothing if not an overachiever, so when the young gay final-year university student heard about a new group that offered the chance to be mentored by like-minded professionals he jumped at the chance to join.

Out for Sydney was set up in 2013 with the aim of helping LGBTIQ students understand what it is like to work in top business and law firms in the city, giving them an opportunity to be mentored by experts in the field.

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A Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

A Conservative Case for Gay Marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

Several weeks ago, I debated gay marriage in Alabama, where same-sex marriage is still broadly opposed. The debate was hosted by a conservative Christian organization, the Fixed Point Foundation, and many people in the audience shared its views. I argued not for “marriage equality” but for a less radical idea: that same-sex couples are much like infertile heterosexual couples, whose non-procreative unions are already accepted within the framework of traditional marriage. I’ve condensed the argument here in the hope that Slate readers might share it with friends, relatives, or colleagues who, for religious or other reasons, remain uncomfortable with homosexuality. I also hope you’ll share the audio of the closing speech from the debate, which the foundation has kindly allowed Slate to publish above. The foundation has made video of the debate available here.

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Have your say on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex rights

Have your say on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex rights | Gay News | Scoop.it

Views on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) are welcomed as part of a new consultation on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues in Australia.

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, will be holding consultations to explore key rights issues affecting LGBTI people in Australia.

“To have a truly inclusive society we need to promote a lived culture of rights, responsibility and mutual respect toward everyone, and that includes LGBTI people,” Commissioner Wilson said.

“The consultation is being held to establish what legal protections exists, what legal barriers remain, what services are being provided and what are not, and what can be done to improve the lives of LGBTI people in Australia.”

Submissions are encouraged from all LGBTI individuals and organisations. An online surveyand background paper are now available on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.

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PFLAG challenge Brisbane Roar “inaction” on homophobia

PFLAG challenge Brisbane Roar “inaction” on homophobia | Gay News | Scoop.it

A-LEAGUE soccer club Brisbane Roar has been urged by Queensland-based LGBTI advocates to signup to an agreement specifically addressing homophobic abuse by game crowds during games.

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Chelsea E Manning: I am a transgender woman and the government is denying my civil rights

Chelsea E Manning: I am a transgender woman and the government is denying my civil rights | Gay News | Scoop.it

A doctor, a judge or a piece of paper shouldn’t have the power to tell someone who he or she is. We should all have the absolute and inalienable right to define ourselves, in our own terms and in our own languages, and to be able to express our identity and perspectives without fear of consequences and retribution. We should all be able to live as human beings – and to be recognized as such by the societies we live in.

We shouldn’t have to keep defending our right to exist.

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Gay-Rights Film 'Pride' Tops British Independent Film Awards

Gay-Rights Film 'Pride' Tops British Independent Film Awards | Gay News | Scoop.it

“Pride” has been named the best independent British film of 2014 at the British Independent Film Awards, which took  place in London on Sunday.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race season seven cast announced

RuPaul’s Drag Race season seven cast announced | Gay News | Scoop.it

CHRISTMAS has come early for RuPaul’s Drag Race fans, with the season seven contestants being revealed online today.

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PrEP in Australia: Trials into HIV prevention drug rolls out in Sydney

PrEP in Australia: Trials into HIV prevention drug rolls out in Sydney | Gay News | Scoop.it

In the run up to World AIDS Day, the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW has launched a study into PrEP, which will examine the use of HIV treatment by HIV negative people to reduce their risk of acquiring the virus.

The PrELUDE Study (NSW PrEP Demonstration Project) is the largest study of its kind to be conducted in Australia.

Researchers will explore what it’s like for people who are HIV negative to take a daily dose of Truvada, a combination therapy currently used to treat HIV, as 'pre-exposure prophylaxis' of HIV (PrEP).

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LGBTI uni leavers need more workplace role models

LGBTI uni leavers need more workplace role models | Gay News | Scoop.it

LGBTI graduates need mentoring and advice from members of their own community if they are going to succeed in their chosen careers.

That’s the conclusion of Out for Sydney, a networking program for young professionals which celebrates its first year at an event this evening in central Sydney.

The organisation looks to match up LGBTI students, and those in the early stages of their careers, with LGBTI mentors as well as internship opportunities.


Out for Sydney media director Mitchell Price said LGBTI university students benefited from the career advice and perspective of gay people already in their chosen industry.

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JK Rowling Confirms Hogwarts Is A Great Place For Gay Wizards

JK Rowling Confirms Hogwarts Is A Great Place For Gay Wizards | Gay News | Scoop.it

We love hearing stories of high schools becoming safer spaces for LGBT students to openly express themselves, but what about the witches and wizards?! Inquiring minds want to know.

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MELT: Brisbane's new celebration of queer arts and culture

MELT: Brisbane's new celebration of queer arts and culture | Gay News | Scoop.it

From glam rockers to gold-medal Olympians, cabaret icons to LGBTI cinema, and so much more, Brisbane is set to embrace queer entertainment in February with the debut of MELT: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture.


Kicking off on the 5th of February and happening for eleven days, Brisbane’s iconic Powerhouse will play host to MELT, a first of its kind festival to hit Brisbane featuring music, cabaret, visual arts, comedy, circus acts and fashion.


MELT will also feature the Powerhouse’s popular long-running Brisbane Queer Film Festival, which celebrates its 16th anniversary with 16 film screenings. 2015 will see the festival venturing further into the wider Brisbane community, with screenings hosted by The Powerhouse at Palace Centro Cinema located in Fortitude Valley.


With names such as out gold-medalist Matthew Mitcham, Australia’s own cabaret star Paul Capsis, internationally known transgender performer Sunny Drake, along with local acts including Kristy Apps and the Shotgun Shirleys and shows such as Confessions of a Grindr Addict5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche and My Surrogate Boyfriend, there’s definitely something for everyone.


Same Same caught up with newly-appointed MELT festival director James Lees who is beyond excited to be presenting the debut MELT program to Brisbane audiences.

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Can Hook-Up Apps Do More Than Get Us Laid?

Can Hook-Up Apps Do More Than Get Us Laid? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Carl Sandler wants guys to get laid—especially older guys. But he wants more for them, too. He wants them to be physically healthy and emotionally happy, to make fulfilling connections that may include sex but that don’t necessarily stop there. As CEO of DH Services, the company behind Daddyhunt (which is aimed at mature men and the guys who love them) as well as the more widely targeted app Mister, Sandler—a handsome, grinning fella in his 40s—believes the so-called “hook-up apps” can do more than just coordinate quickies. To his mind, apps like his—and even competitors like Grindr, Scruff, and Jack’d—have the potential to educate, provide support, and facilitate new and better modes of gay social interaction. In fact, he’ll go so far as to suggest they may have the power to reinvigorate a seemingly old-fashioned concept: gay community. We talked about these and other issues on the eve of the launch of the Daddyhunt app.

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Cure Homophobia With This One Weird Trick!

Cure Homophobia With This One Weird Trick! | Gay News | Scoop.it

On Friday, the journal Science published a buzzy new study suggesting that homophobia is more of a minor, curable malady than a chronic illness. For the study, researchers sent gay and straight canvassers into strongly anti-gay neighborhoods and directed them to converse with residents for about 20 minutes about why marriage equality mattered to them. The result: Residents’ support for gay equality increased considerably—and those residents who spoke with gay canvassers retained their pro-equality beliefs nine months after the conversation.

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Running for equality with Rainbow Run in 2015

Running for equality with Rainbow Run in 2015 | Gay News | Scoop.it

After last year's hugely successful Rainbow Run, the charity event will return in 2015.

Wear your favourite colour proudly while you do your thing for charity with the option to walk or run on a 2km, 4km or 6km course around beautiful Sydney Park in St Peters.

Last year over $7000 was raised for the NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby and the proceeds of this year's event will again go to the lobby to help with the legislation of same-sex marriage in Australia.

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When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality

When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality | Gay News | Scoop.it

Personal contact between in-group and out-group individuals of equivalent status can reduce perceived differences and thus improve intergroup relations. LaCour and Green demonstrate that simply a 20-minute conversation with a gay canvasser produced a large and sustained shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage for Los Angeles County residents. Surveys showed persistent change up to 9 months after the initial conversation. Indeed, the magnitude of the shift for the person who answered the door was as large as the difference between attitudes in Georgia and Massachusetts.

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The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple

The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple | Gay News | Scoop.it

Hughes and Eldridge are not “role models for a future generation of… gay people,” as The Advocate absurdly stated. They are little more than entitled brats who, like most fabulously wealthy arrivistes who attain their fortunes through sheer luck rather than hard work, are used to getting everything they want, when they want it, and throw temper tantrums when they don’t.

In their elitism and sense of entitlement, they represent much of what liberals are supposed to despise. Most in the media and gay community were perfectly willing to ignore this imposture when the couple was throwing their money at the right causes and dispensing jobs to their journalist and political consultant friends. Hughes and Eldridge were beneficiaries of a corrupt and compliant media and political establishment that grasped at their filthy lucre. Only now that the fairy tale has come crashing down—a magazine destroyed, a devastating political loss suffered—is the herd willing to admit the obvious.

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The Best Way to Beat AIDS Isn't Drug Treatment. It's a Living Wage.

The Best Way to Beat AIDS Isn't Drug Treatment. It's a Living Wage. | Gay News | Scoop.it

Being poor is a more accurate predictor of HIV than being male, female, Black or Hispanic is. A 2010 study of poor urban areas found that race and gender were not significant predictors of HIV prevalence. Why then are our proposed solutions for a problem with economic roots overwhelmingly clinical?

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IOC approves adding sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

The International Olympic Committee approved a wide-ranging reform package Monday that includes rewording of its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation – a move that followed the controversy over Russia’s law against gay “propaganda” ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

In an unanimous vote, the IOC members approved a recommendation that one its fundamental principles, the Principle 6 clause, to state that the Olympics should be free of discrimination “of any kind, such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

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Are you the next Midsumma director?

Are you the next Midsumma director? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Midsumma is looking for its next Festival Director, following the departure of Monique Thorpe, who held the position for approximately two years.

The Festival Director is responsible for the overall management of the Midsumma entity, including the annual Midsumma Festival in January-February each year, the new annual Midwinta Festival and associated fundraising, social, community engagement and profile building events throughout the year.

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'The closet is a terrible place...' How coming out transformed five lives

'The closet is a terrible place...' How coming out transformed five lives | Gay News | Scoop.it

Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, it’s hard to be happy when you have to lie about who you are

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