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Dozens arrested at gay pride rally in Russia

Dozens arrested at gay pride rally in Russia | Gay News | Scoop.it
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police arrested several gay rights activists and Russian nationalists who confronted them at a rally Saturday that was declared illegal under a new law against 'gay propaganda.'...
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Orange is the New Black, Mindhunter, 13 Reasons Why stars on Mardi Gras float

Orange is the New Black, Mindhunter, 13 Reasons Why stars on Mardi Gras float | Gay News | Scoop.it

Netflix has confirmed a float in the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

 

Stars in attendance will include:

  • Danielle Brooks – Orange is the New Black
  • Lea DeLaria – Orange is the New Black
  • Yael Stone – Orange is the New Black
  • Jonathon Groff – Mindhunter
  • Christian Navarro – 13 Reasons Why
  • Alisha Boe – 13 Reasons Why
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Announcing the Bruce Richman U=U Speaking Tour!

Announcing the Bruce Richman U=U Speaking Tour! | Gay News | Scoop.it

You may have heard that U=U…but do you know what that means?

Undetectable = Untransmittable is the game-changing notion that helps People Living with HIV, and people at risk of contracting HIV, understand that there is zero risk of contracting HIV when someone has an undetectable viral load.

 

NYC’s Bruce Richman is the award-winning founder of Prevention Access Campaign, the movement behind the U=U phenomenon. Bruce is coming to Australia as part of a nationwide U=U campaign from The Institute of Many (TIM) and Dynamix International and he’ll be answering all your questions alongside medical/research professionals and other community members.

 

So much has changed when it comes to HIV prevention in recent years. The Bruce Richman U=U Speaking Tour is free to attend, and your chance to hear from one of the world’s most influential HIV advocates. Look below for event info in your city!

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No Mardi Gras lockout, please Premier

No Mardi Gras lockout, please Premier | Gay News | Scoop.it

A BID to relax Sydneys controversial lockout laws for this years Mardi Gras festival has reached Premier Gladys Berejiklians office.

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Never forget: The 78ers and the origins of Mardi Gras

Never forget: The 78ers and the origins of Mardi Gras | Gay News | Scoop.it

'The First Mardi Gras: Was The Pain worth the Gain? An Afternoon with the 78ers' will be held at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre on February 17.

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The Star Observer celebrates 40 years of the faces of Mardi Gras

The Star Observer celebrates 40 years of the faces of Mardi Gras | Gay News | Scoop.it

Mardi Gras celebrates 40 years this year. Wendy and Robbie speak to the Edtior of the Star Observer Matt Wade about their special edition celebrating the many characters and faces who've been part of the parade and festival.

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Mainstream LGBTQ Movies Are Failing Because Studios Aren't Reaching The LGBTQ Community

Mainstream LGBTQ Movies Are Failing Because Studios Aren't Reaching The LGBTQ Community | Gay News | Scoop.it

Why are the stars of "Call Me By Your Name" so unavailable for LGBTQ press?

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Gonorrhoea 'super-superbugs' triple in six months

Gonorrhoea 'super-superbugs' triple in six months | Gay News | Scoop.it

The result is a “warning shot across the bow” for doctors and public health officials, Australia's early-warning system reports

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Here’s What’s On At The Sunshine Coast Pride Festival 2018

Here’s What’s On At The Sunshine Coast Pride Festival 2018 | Gay News | Scoop.it

The annual Sunshine Coast Pride Festival is celebrating their eleventh year later this month. The festival, organised by the committee of volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Pride Network, has a theme this year of “We Are One” and organisers are inviting the Coast’s LGBTIQ community, family, friends and visitors to come together and celebrate diversit

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Eric Radford Becomes First Openly Gay Winter Olympian to Win Gold | Out Magazine

Eric Radford Becomes First Openly Gay Winter Olympian to Win Gold | Out Magazine | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Pyeongchang Olympics are quickly becoming one for the queer history books. After Adam Rippon of Team USA made headlines ahead of the competition for refusing to meet with Mike Pence, queer Olympians have been making statements on and off the medal podium.

 

Over the weekend during the team figure skating competition, Eric Radford became the first ever openly gay man to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games. For his part, Rippon skated a beautiful program and helped Team USA cinch bronze.

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Only a handful of countries are backing a life-saving HIV-prevention drug

Only a handful of countries are backing a life-saving HIV-prevention drug | Gay News | Scoop.it

Medication tends to work best when people can actually take it.

 

Let’s look at Truvada, a pill manufactured by California-based Gilead Sciences that is 90% to 99% effective at preventing HIV infection. Continuous daily use is often referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Truvada—which contains two drugs—stops the virus from infecting someone who encounters it through sex or shared needles. It costs about $1,500 per month, making it too expensive for many who would benefit.

 

There are a handful of countries that provide subsidies or have other programs in place to make the drug more accessible. Norway, France, Belgium, Kenya, South Africa, and Brazil all have government programslowering the cost of the drug, and in some cases, making it free. Today (Feb. 7), New Zealand became the latest to join this group; starting next month, a Truvada prescription will be just $50 a month. Australians are hopeful that the government will announce the same kind of support for Truvada this week.

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Almost 400 gay marriages registered so far

Almost 400 gay marriages registered so far | Gay News | Scoop.it

More than 370 same-sex marriages have been registered across Australia, 142 of them in NSW alone, in the first month of 2018.

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Women’s AFL to hold first ever pride game

Women’s AFL to hold first ever pride game | Gay News | Scoop.it

The AFL has announced the first Women’s AFL Pride match is to be held this year.

The Western Bulldogs will face off against the Carlton Blues in the round four game at VU Whitten Oval.

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Overcoming heartbreak and regret: The story behind Christine Forster's same-sex marriage

Overcoming heartbreak and regret: The story behind Christine Forster's same-sex marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

Two mothers. Six children. Families rocked by the revelation: "I'm gay."

In 2008, Christine Forster and Virginia Flitcroft met while dropping off their sons at childcare. They had six children between them and quickly became best friends. And then their lives changed forever.

When entertainer Bob Downe emerged to sing Love is in the Air at the couple's wedding reception overlooking the Sydney Opera House and Botanical Gardens on Friday, the assembled guests cheered with excitement.

But not all at the reception would have had any sense of the heartbreak, family division and regret that lay behind the joyous event.

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Meet Australia's first transgender priest

Meet Australia's first transgender priest | Gay News | Scoop.it
Raised as a boy, Anglican minister Jo Inkpin always knew she was different. But it is only now that she has decided to live truthfully: as a transwoman. For the first time, she tells ABC News her story.
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Sydney's lockout laws to be lifted on Mardi Gras parade night

Sydney's lockout laws to be lifted on Mardi Gras parade night | Gay News | Scoop.it

The lockout laws in Sydney will be lifted for one night to celebrate Mardi Gras’ parade and party on Saturday 3 March.

 

Minister for Liquor and Racing, Paul Toole, said the lift would allow partygoers to continue to be admitted to venues around the Oxford Street area beyond the usual 1.30am or 2am cutoff.

 

Venues will still need to stop serving alcohol at the usual 3am time slot on Sunday morning, or 3.30am for venues with love entertainment extensions.

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Campaigners to write book telling Australia's marriage equality story

Campaigners to write book telling Australia's marriage equality story | Gay News | Scoop.it

Leading marriage equality campaigners have announced they will be writing a book to detail the stories of the marriage equality campaign over the last decade and beyond.

 

Alex Greenwich and Dr Shirleene Robinson are keen to capture the efforts of the many Australians who worked so long for marriage reform.

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Queensland feeling the love since same-sex marriage became legal

Queensland feeling the love since same-sex marriage became legal | Gay News | Scoop.it

Almost 20 same-sex couples have tied the knot every week in Queensland since marriage equality laws came into effect last month.

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Equality Campaign: Exemptions already go too far

The Equality Campaign has lodged a detailed submission to the Religious Freedom Review panel, and met with the panel today along with other LGBTI representatives.The Campaign also worked with various organisations and individuals, including many LGBTI allied faith-based organisations, to ensure as many people as possible shared their support for the LGBTI community with the panel. The Equality Campaign has urged the Religious Freedom Review panel to ensure the LGBTI community is treated equally and fairly in all laws, stressed that the Dean Smith Bill was already the result of a robust process that delivered marriage equality while protecting the religious celebration of marriage, and said that exemptions should not target LGBTI people.
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Yes, Trans Men Belong In Gay Porn

Yes, Trans Men Belong In Gay Porn | Gay News | Scoop.it

Do trans men belong in gay porn? Yes, and the reasoning is laughably simple. Trans men are men, and gay porn is porn that features men either solo or engaged in sex with one another. Therefore, trans men belong in gay porn.

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Gonorrhoea 'super-superbugs' triple in six months

Gonorrhoea 'super-superbugs' triple in six months | Gay News | Scoop.it

Cases of a gonorrhoea strain impervious to an antibiotic has almost tripled in six months, the latest report from the National alert system for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert) reveals.

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Queensland Drag Icon Sybil Von Thorndyke Honoured

Queensland Drag Icon Sybil Von Thorndyke Honoured | Gay News | Scoop.it
Laurence Deane - best known as Queensland drag legend Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke – has been honoured by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk for his contribution to Queensland's LGBTIQ community.
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PrEP to be publicly subsidised on the PBS in Australia

PrEP to be publicly subsidised on the PBS in Australia | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has announced its decision to recommend that HIV prevention pill PrEP be listed and subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

In its decision, the committee noted it was both satisfied with the power of PrEP in reducing the risk of HIV infection, and its cost-effectiveness.

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Would A Best Picture Win For 'Call Me By Your Name' Be An Authentic Victory For LGBT Cinema?

Would A Best Picture Win For 'Call Me By Your Name' Be An Authentic Victory For LGBT Cinema? | Gay News | Scoop.it

The nomination, and potential win, are yet another instance of contemporary Hollywood celebrating gay stories portrayed by straight actors.

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NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP | Gay News | Scoop.it

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation applauds PHARMAC’s decision to become one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the HIV-prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – meaning those at high risk of HIV have another way to protect themselves.

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It's been five years since the House of Commons voted for equal marriage

It's been five years since the House of Commons voted for equal marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the House of Commons vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill passed its second reading by a vote of 400 to 175 half a decade ago, on February 5 2013.

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