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We are thrilled to announce on Monday, Sydney won its bid to host WorldPride in 2023. For those of you that don’t know, WorldPride is one of the largest and fastest growing international LGBTIQA+ events, that’s held every two years, in a different city around the world. The team at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras worked tirelessly over the past few years and presented the 158 page bid to members of InterPride at their AGM in Athens, and were there to witness the epic win. Sydney received a very impressive 60 per cent of the vote, ahead of Montreal, Canada winning 36 per ce Read More

We’ve waited so long to see a movie depicting people in the sex industry in a good light, since in most movies they are presented as shady, unreliable and immoral. This only reinforces the prejudice against workers in the industry and stigmatization which they face every day. Hustlers (2019), starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B was long-awaited and highly promising. But did it live up to expectations? According to box office and general audience, the movie is a complete success. It’s a slightly different story when it comes to actual people in the sex industry and their op Read More

It's 2019 and unfortunately society is still confused about bisexuals. The very concept of bisexuality seems pretty simple: being attracted to both males and females, right? However, bisexual people often feel misunderstood and even rejected. They can tend to feel like misfits because gay people have been known to label them as “too straight" to be gay and straight people can label them “too gay" to be straight.  These leaves them permanently stuck in a phobia rich paradox which can make things like finding a partner challenging. Bisexual’s realised that they had to do something to raise awareness and make themselves more visible and ackno Read More

Is Indonesia really going to ban pre-marital sex? In recent news, a controversial bill has been proposed, which has sparked an uproar on social media. Some call it (rightfully) downright outrageous, others say it’s “backwards” and “old-fashioned”. Although it was expected to come into effect, the Indonesian President has temporarily delayed it, for now. If this bill becomes law, it could lead to devastating consequences for their tourism industry, with over 1 million Australians alone travelling to Bali each year. There has been no confirmation that foreigners will be exempt from it. This means that you could, at least in theory, be arres Read More

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