/ QNN / Government & Organizations / Q-mmunity Network News, Ep 21 2017

 

Welcome to our weekly news bulletin for the gay and lesbian community, broadcast nationally via the Community Radio Network and on JOY 949. News this week includes;

  • The late guy marriage equality advocate, Peter Bonsall-Boone, has been awarded The Order of Australia.
  • Australia recently held it’s first pageant style competition for men who engage in puppy play.
  • A new campaign in the US is pushing to add a black and a brown stripe to the iconic rainbow flag.
  • More than 100 religious leaders from all major religions around Australia have signed a joint statement calling on Malcolm Turnbull to legislate for civil and marriage equality now.
  • A diverse range of trans people will share their experiences in a night of story telling and entertainment as part of Sydney Pride.
  • A group of 49 people dressed as angels have surrounded the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a year after the tragic shootings took place.

In Sport;

  • In the US, an 8 year old girl has been disqualified from a soccer tournament for looking like a boy.
  • Brisbane’s QUT hockey club has raised awareness for sexual and gender diversity in sport by wearing rainbow themed uniforms during their match against Commercial Hockey Club.
  • The arena named after anti-gay tennis legend, Margaret Court, has been temporarily renamed on Google Maps.
 

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