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Fair Day moves from Perry Park to New Farm Park

Fair Day moves from Perry Park to New Farm Park | Gay News | Scoop.it

"This year will see a switch of venue for Brisbane Pride’s Fair Day from Perry Park to New Farm Park.


The move to New Farm Park, in an area synonymous with Brisbane’s LGBTI culture, was announced by Brisbane Pride Festival today.


Fair Day will be on Saturday, September 21, and the festival hopes New Farm Park “may become the new home of Brisbane Pride Fair Day for the foreseeable future"."

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Sina Weibo withdrew its ban on gay content, after China‘s LGBT community came out in protest

Sina Weibo withdrew its ban on gay content, after China‘s LGBT community came out in protest | Gay News | Scoop.it

China’s answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo, today (April 16) withdrew its short-lived ban on homosexual content, after people came out as gay to protest the ban.

 

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'Dark recesses of the 19th century': Liberals slam party push for gay conversion therapy

'Dark recesses of the 19th century': Liberals slam party push for gay conversion therapy | Gay News | Scoop.it

Liberal MPs are fuming and embarrassed over a push from within their own branches for the promotion of gay conversion therapy and removal of discrimination protections for gay people, with one MP describing it as a "dark" throwback to the 19th century.

 

The Victorian Liberal Party's state council will debate a motion calling for the law to be changed to ensure doctors "can offer counselling out of same-sex attraction or gender transitioning", as Fairfax Media revealed at the weekend.

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Growing up gay and Aboriginal in an outback town with less than 1,000 people

Growing up gay and Aboriginal in an outback town with less than 1,000 people | Gay News | Scoop.it

Growing up gay and Aboriginal in an outback town with less than 1,000 people can be an isolating experience. Indigenous advocate Mark Nannup reflects on his hometown and standing up for change.

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Sober Gay Man Seeks…What, Exactly, He’s No Longer Sure

Sober Gay Man Seeks…What, Exactly, He’s No Longer Sure | Gay News | Scoop.it

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse now in recovery, Larry Ruhl finds himself adrift in the age of hookup apps.

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'Cheering on their own team': how the Gold Coast has welcomed LGBTI athletes

'Cheering on their own team': how the Gold Coast has welcomed LGBTI athletes | Gay News | Scoop.it

The Commonwealth Games has become an inclusive event thanks to the work done by Pride House

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Landmark win as Trinidad and Tobago decriminalises homosexuality

Landmark win as Trinidad and Tobago decriminalises homosexuality | Gay News | Scoop.it
"I am doing this for the betterment of our nation, and for our future generations."
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Everyone Got The Pulse Massacre Story Completely Wrong

Everyone Got The Pulse Massacre Story Completely Wrong | Gay News | Scoop.it

And another, smaller injustice was obscured: the sadistic prosecution of Noor Salman.

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Philanthropists Called on to Champion the LGBTQI Community

Philanthropists Called on to Champion the LGBTQI Community | Gay News | Scoop.it

Australian philanthropists have been called on to “step up” and champion the LGBTQI community, after a new report found just 0.8 per cent of grant-making charities in Australia funded LGBTQI people in 2016.

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Is This the Gayest Campaign Ad Ever?

Is This the Gayest Campaign Ad Ever? | Gay News | Scoop.it

Mark Leno — running for mayor of San Francisco — is hoping voters embrace his identity.

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The Sex-Positive, and Sexy, HIV Awareness Campaigns of the '80s

The Sex-Positive, and Sexy, HIV Awareness Campaigns of the '80s | Gay News | Scoop.it

A West Hollywood exhibit showcases how the queer community learned to play safely.

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'Super gonorrhoea' raises the stakes in the war against superbugs

'Super gonorrhoea' raises the stakes in the war against superbugs | Gay News | Scoop.it

Superbugs used to pose the greatest risk to people with compromised immune systems and those who had surgery. But their sexual transmission means antibiotic resistance can spread much more widely.

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Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data

Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data | Gay News | Scoop.it
A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that a popular gay dating app is sharing sensitive information about its users’ HIV status with two other companies.
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Transgender children: doing it for the kids

Transgender children: doing it for the kids | Gay News | Scoop.it

Jo Hirst, author of children's book The Gender Fairy, looks at the importance of advocating for the rights of transgender children.

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Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst forced to come out as HIV+

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst forced to come out as HIV+ | Gay News | Scoop.it

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst has been forced reveal her HIV status after being allegedly blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend.

 

Wurst revealed she had ‘been HIV positive for many years’ in a moving Instagram post.

 

The 2014 Eurovision winner decided to let the world know her status because an ex-boyfriend had tried to blackmail her.

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Prominent gay-rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in New York park.

Prominent gay-rights lawyer David Buckel dies after setting himself on fire in New York park. | Gay News | Scoop.it

Police found David Buckel's charred body in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park early Saturday morning with a suicide note nearby.

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Advocacy group for trans Australians to campaign for equal rights

Advocacy group for trans Australians to campaign for equal rights | Gay News | Scoop.it

A new national, peer-led organisation for trans advocacy and support has begun campaigning for trans rights.

Trans Health Australia, previously known as a Facebook information and news group, will now provide a national forum and campaign for rights of trans and gender diverse communities throughout Australia.

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Does Same-Sex Marriage Spell the End of LGBT ‘Community’?

Does Same-Sex Marriage Spell the End of LGBT ‘Community’? | Gay News | Scoop.it

A new study of same-sex couples in Massachusetts shows ‘a widely shared belief that since gaining the right to marry there was less need to organize for rights and acceptance.’

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Marriage meant so much to Barb. Soon we would weep at her funeral

Marriage meant so much to Barb. Soon we would weep at her funeral | Gay News | Scoop.it

I’m still trying to understand my cousin's gift to me - certain only that it is a gift, of inestimable value, and that somehow it flowered from her pain.

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Gay ANU student forced to leave dormitory after threatening, homophobic letters

Gay ANU student forced to leave dormitory after threatening, homophobic letters | Gay News | Scoop.it

A gay student at the Australian National University (ANU) was forced to leave his college home after enduring months of homophobic threats from an unknown perpetrator.

The ANU conceded it would be difficult to guarantee the safety of other LGBTI students at the university-owned Ursula Hall, since the perpetrator was never identified.

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We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health | Gay News | Scoop.it

As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream. The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. Today in Boston, two men can walk down the street holding hands without consequence.

 

But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

 

Since there’s little published research on the men using Grindr, I decided to conduct an informal survey and ask men why they’re on the app so much and how it’s affecting their relationships and mental health. I created a profile identifying myself as a medical writer looking to talk to men about their experiences. I received about 50 responses (including propositions).

 

It’s a small sample size, but enough to give us some clues about how Grindr is affecting gay men. And it doesn’t look good.

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Popular Gay Media Is Still Focusing On Straight Acceptance, Rather Than Celebrating Queer Difference

Popular Gay Media Is Still Focusing On Straight Acceptance, Rather Than Celebrating Queer Difference | Gay News | Scoop.it

This year we've seen a number of mainstream stories focusing on straight people’s relationship to queerness — which insist that queer people are "normal" and "just like you!" — rather than queer people’s relationship to their own identities.

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The Last Frontier for Gay Rights

A powerful liberal activist, a rural conservative town and a debate that won’t end

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"Laurel Hubbard: five myths about transgender athletes debunked"

"Laurel Hubbard: five myths about transgender athletes debunked" | Gay News | Scoop.it

Another sporting event, another transgender outrage. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is at the centre of a media-driven, talkback-fuelled controversy at the Commonwealth Games, where she has been forced to withdraw after an injury.

 

To many of the questions you might have heard discussed today about her inclusion the answers are — no, no, no, no and no.

 

The discussions have been largely driven by ignorance, pseudo-science and bigotry.

 

Here are five myths about transgender athletes in sport debunked.

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Grindr Will Stop Sharing Users' HIV Data With Other Companies

Grindr Will Stop Sharing Users' HIV Data With Other Companies | Gay News | Scoop.it
The popular gay dating app made the announcement late Monday, but also said that it was being unfairly targeted. "It's being conflated with Cambridge Analytica," Grindr's chief security officer said.
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Why foreign LGBTIQ+ students feel safe coming out in Australia

Why foreign LGBTIQ+ students feel safe coming out in Australia | Gay News | Scoop.it

In Melbourne, an LGBTIQ+ group for international students is helping provide a support network for those far away from home.

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