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39 Signs You’re A Twink

39 Signs You’re A Twink | Gay News | Scoop.it
What’s the true definition of a twink you may ask? Besides being the homosexual male’s youngest and most hairless sub-species, twinks have a couple of other traits and here’s a quick guide to determine if you can wear the twink badge of (dis)honor.
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Victorian AIDS Council report on HIV stigma wins major award

Victorian AIDS Council report on HIV stigma wins major award | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has won the 2018 Australasian Reporting Award for Communication in the Not-For-Profit Sector for their If Annual Report.

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Gay and bisexual people are more likely to consider dating a trans partner

Gay and bisexual people are more likely to consider dating a trans partner | Gay News | Scoop.it

Gay and bisexual people are more likely than their straight counterparts to consider dating a trans person, new research shows.

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State Secrets: the Life of America’s First Openly Gay Diplomat

State Secrets: the Life of America’s First Openly Gay Diplomat | Gay News | Scoop.it

Fifty years in the life of Tom Gallagher, diplomat, advocate, and pioneer.

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Staying Positive: Condoms, stigma and HIV advocacy in the age of PrEP

Staying Positive: Condoms, stigma and HIV advocacy in the age of PrEP | Gay News | Scoop.it

Although stigma persists, the discourse around advocacy and prevention has changed dramatically over the lifetimes of many older HIV-positive gay men.

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'It was dreadful': the struggle to find appropriate healthcare when you're intersex

'It was dreadful': the struggle to find appropriate healthcare when you're intersex | Gay News | Scoop.it

Intersex people are often the least visible community in the LGBTI acronym. Activist Peter Low opened up to Jesse Jones about his story.

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How the Anglican Church has hardened its stance against same-sex marriage

In response to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Australia, conservative clergy have hardened their stance against it, causing even more pain for same-sex Christian couples.

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This 73-year-old's poem about gender-neutral pronouns will warm your heart

This 73-year-old's poem about gender-neutral pronouns will warm your heart | Gay News | Scoop.it

“For all the theys and thems / It is this that I pray, / We be kind and accepting / And just let them be they.”

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We Made A List Of All The Anti-LGBT Stuff Trump Has Done As President

We Made A List Of All The Anti-LGBT Stuff Trump Has Done As President | Gay News | Scoop.it

The White House claims Trump is "supportive of LGBTQ rights.” Here's a list of the actions his administration has taken to roll back those rights.

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Rates of newly diagnosed HIV among Indigenous people rise 33 per cent

Rates of newly diagnosed HIV among Indigenous people rise 33 per cent | Gay News | Scoop.it

For the first time, rates of new diagnoses of HIV among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is more than double that of non-Indigenous Australians.

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Now Roz won't need divorce before changing gender on birth certificate

Now Roz won't need divorce before changing gender on birth certificate | Gay News | Scoop.it

Before Queensland updated its "outdated, unfair" laws, transgender woman faced having to divorce her wife of 28 years.

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Queensland Water Polo Clubs Celebrate Four LGBTIQ Award Nominations

Queensland Water Polo Clubs Celebrate Four LGBTIQ Award Nominations | Gay News | Scoop.it

Queensland’s water polo community has scored four nominations at the inaugural Australian Pride in Sport Awards next week.

 

The awards recognise the efforts that sporting clubs, organisations, and individuals have made in making sport more inclusive for LGBTI people.

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NSW delivers marriage equality for trans people

NSW delivers marriage equality for trans people | Gay News | Scoop.it

Transgender people in New South Wales will now be able to stay married to the person they love when they change the gender on their birth certificate, with the Berejiklian Government passing new laws today.

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Congratulations to the New South Wales Parliament on delivering marriage equality for transgender people in that State. Its ‘s disappointing that on the day of State of Origin, Queensland lags behind NSW on this important reform, even though a Bill delivering this reform was introduced in the Queensland Parliament almost three months ago. Transgender Queenslanders deserve marriage equality too.

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Law and LGBTQI rights: Where are we at?

Law and LGBTQI rights: Where are we at? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Whether you believe the 2017 same-sex marriage postal survey was a showcase of democracy at its best, or an abdication of responsibility by our elected officials, it did serve to offer a layer of closure to a debate that had raged across Australia for years.

 

And while there was a plethora of sociocultural and political takeaways from that process, both positive and negative, the question of corporate social responsibility on the question of such issues was one that loomed particularly large, with some cheering the support offered to the “Yes” campaign by national giants like Qantas, and others – including numerous parliamentarians – disapproving of such advocacy.

 

Numerous law firms around Australia make similar social justice proclamations when they see fit, be it for indigenous constitutional recognition or gender equality. Many made same-sex marriage declarations in the lead-up to the postal survey.

 

But what is perhaps more pertinent is the action being taken on the ground within those firms; how and what institutions and individuals in law are doing to address the myriad issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex persons, and those other sexual orientations, within the Australian legal profession.

 
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Rainbow Families Queensland to relaunch after two-year hiatus

Rainbow Families Queensland to relaunch after two-year hiatus | Gay News | Scoop.it

Rainbow Families Queensland is relaunching after a two-year hiatus, kicking off with community picnic days across the state.

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New doctors still receive inadequate training around LGBTI health issues

New doctors still receive inadequate training around LGBTI health issues | Gay News | Scoop.it

Medical schools are providing inadequate training to new doctors in LGBTI health issues, new research from New Zealand has shown.

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Australian man opens up about contracting HIV on PrEP

Australian man opens up about contracting HIV on PrEP | Gay News | Scoop.it

A Melbourne man has opened up about contracting HIV while on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). He was the fourth person worldwide to test positive on PrEP.

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John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed

John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig, Caitlyn Jenner and how 'queer' has changed | Gay News | Scoop.it

If Mitchell made cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch today, would he be able to get away with it?

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Australia has an opportunity to champion LGBTI rights globally

Australia has an opportunity to champion LGBTI rights globally | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Australian Government has an opportunity to play a critical role in addressing the violence and discrimination lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people face across the globe, the Human Rights Law Centre told the UN Human Rights Council today.

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Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents

Australian standards of care and treatment guidelines for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents | Gay News | Scoop.it
These are the first guidelines to be developed for TGD children and adolescents in Australia
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Out for Australia announces new CEO Emily Scott

Out for Australia announces new CEO Emily Scott | Gay News | Scoop.it

LGBTIQ mentoring and support organisation Out for Australia has announced that Emily Scott has been officially appointed as its new chief executive officer.

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Congratulations Emily!

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Same-sex marriage: six months on there's much to celebrate, more to do

Same-sex marriage: six months on there's much to celebrate, more to do | Gay News | Scoop.it

Amending the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to wed in Australia was a significant step forward. But it is not a panacea, as law reform alone will never lead to true equality, writes Paula Gerber.

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Resignation of QuAC Executive Director Michael Scott 

Resignation of QuAC Executive Director Michael Scott  | Gay News | Scoop.it

This week the Executive Director of the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC), Michael Scott, informed the board that he would resigning from that role effective 1 July to pursue other opportunities.


 


Michael Scott has been with QuAC for eight years and has served in a variety of important roles, including 2 Spirits Program Manager, Director of Sexual Health, and since 2014, Executive Director.


 


Mr Scott helped guide QuAC through some difficult times. The board thanks him for his service to the organisation and the LGBTIQ community of Queensland. The board wishes him well in his future endeavours.


 


The board has begun a national search for Mr Scott’s successor.


 


For further information contact Peter Black, President, Queensland AIDS Council on 0421 636 496 or pblack@quac.org.au.

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Who Are LGBTQ Americans? Here’s A Major Poll On Life, Sex, and Politics.

Who Are LGBTQ Americans? Here’s A Major Poll On Life, Sex, and Politics. | Gay News | Scoop.it

BuzzFeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies conducted one of the most comprehensive national polls to date on how LGBTQ Americans live in 2018.

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Could this new more inclusive flag replace the rainbow flag?

Could this new more inclusive flag replace the rainbow flag? | Gay News | Scoop.it

A designer in Oregon has come up with a new design for the rainbow flag, and xe’s looking for funding on KickStarter.

 

Daniel Quasar is proposing a new, “progress”-focused design for the rainbow flag. The design puts white, pink, light blue, brown, and black stripes in an arrow on the left on top of the six-striped rainbow flag.

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How Landmark LGBT Movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Became an Opera

How Landmark LGBT Movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Became an Opera | Gay News | Scoop.it

E. Annie Proulx wrote the libretto. Composer Charles Wuorinen and director Jacopo Spirei reveal how they set Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger’s tragic gay love story to music.

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