Nov 20, 2023
WORLD

Dictionary.com embraces gender-neutral terms

In a move for greater inclusivity, Dictionary.com have announced that they will now be using gender-neutral terms like“they”  or “their” instead of “he or she” or “his or her” in entries where there’s no reason to be specific about gender, or where the language can be streamlined. In some cases, pronouns will  be omitted altogether if they’re unnecessary. 

Nov 16, 2023
Tasmania

Conversion therapy ban fails

BREAKING NEWS: Equality Tasmania is deeply disappointed the State Government has failed to fulfil its promise to table a ban on conversion practices before the end of the parliamentary year. 

Nov 13, 2023
USA

US Pastor smashes ‘EVIL’ Barbie House!

Tennessee Pastor Greg Locke recently went into a holy frenzy while preaching to his congregation at the Global Vision Bible Church as he smashed up a Barbie Dream House on stage with a Bible taped to a baseball bat (yep).

Oct 30, 2023
USA

Born This Way, Yes You Are:-)

While much of Lady Gaga's jazz jazz show included songs like “It Don’t Mean a Thing ” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” and “The Best Is Yet to Come,” she also sang jazzed up versions of some of her biggest hits, and that includes the queer anthem “Born This Way,” which she dedicated to the trans community.

Oct 17, 2023
SpringOut 2023

Flag Raising as Canberra prepares for 'Pride in the Capital'

The rainbow pride flag will be raised outside the ACT Legislative Assembly in Canberra, marking the commencement of the SpringOUT 'Pride in the Capital' month-long festival celebrating Canberra's LGBTQIA+ community.

Sep 18, 2023
USA

Grindr’s ultimatum backfires

Grindr recently made headlines when it delivered an abrupt return-to-office ultimatum to its remote staff. The ultimatum required employees to pledge to work in the office for at least two days a week starting in October or face job termination. This drastic move has led to the layoff of approximately 46% of Grindr's workforce, totaling 82 out of 178 employees who declined to comply with the mandate.

Sep 4, 2023
Victoria

Victorian police allegedly pretending to be non-binary

An investigation has been initiated into allegations that male police officers in Victoria have pretended to be non-binary to receive additional pay through a clothing allowance program. Victoria Police confirmed that their professional standards command detectives are actively looking into the fraudulent claims related to civilian clothing allowances. This investigation included the execution of a search warrant at a Southern Region Police Station and interviews with 17 police officers.

Sep 1, 2023
Victoria

Yarra Trams invites Victorians to vote on Pride Tram

Design submissions for the pride tram in Victoria have been accepted, with a panel of ten judges determining the final five finalists. The five final designs are now up for a public vote to decide the winner, with voting open until 29 September 2023.

Aug 30, 2023
Uganda

Uganda gay man faces death Penalty

In a deeply concerning development, a 20-year-old gay man in Uganda has become the first person to be charged under the country's newly enacted law that criminalises "aggravated homosexuality." This legislation, which was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni in May, has sparked international outrage due to its draconian provisions, including the possibility of imposing the death penalty for certain same-sex sexual acts.

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