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All the LGBTIQA+ news and sport from Australia in our weekly 5-minute bulletin. A weekly news bulletin for the diverse lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities, broadcast nationally via the Community Radio Network and via podcast.

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All the LGBTIQA+ news and sport from Australia in our weekly 5-minute bulletin. A weekly news bulletin for the diverse lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities, broadcast nationally via the Community Radio Network and via podcast.

    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 20 October 2021

    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 20 October 2021

    QNN provides communities across the country with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, the new NSW Premier commits to protecting LGBTIQ+ communities from discrimination, and Mardi Gras announces that next year’s Parade will again take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    In sport with Tanya, diver Tom Daley once avoided a Russian competition after coming out because he was afraid of ‘kidnap and torture’, the Texas house of representatives passes a bill barring trans students in public schools from participating in line with their gender identity, WWE referee Shawn Bennett celebrates National Coming Out Day by coming out as gay, and Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has resigned after homophobic, misogynistic and racist emails emerge.

    • 4 min
    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 13 October 2021

    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 13 October 2021

    QNN provides communities across the country with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisations launch a family violence awareness campaign, and Australia signs an international statement supporting the rights of people born with intersex variations.







    And in sport with Tanya, Diver Tom Daley wants homophobic countries banned from the Olympics, Australian cricket legend Shane Warne says he supports the introduction of gender-neutral terms in the sport, and Radio presenter Ben Fordham has slammed the decision to name transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard as sportswoman of the year.

    • 4 min
    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 6 October 2021

    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 6 October 2021

    QNN provides communities across the country with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, in news, NSW LGBTIQA+ Advocates ask questions of the new NSW Premier, PFlag legend Shelley Argent honoured in QLD, Victorian Opposition commits to new laws banning conversion practices, more LGBTIQA+ candidates to be supported to run in the Victorian election and a new podcast looks at Bondi gay hate crimes in the late 1980s.

    And in sport, The University of Michigan marching band has celebrated the school’s LGBTQ+ students, staff, with a homecoming halftime show dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the university’s Spectrum Center, minor league pitcher and MLB prospect Kieran Lovegrove has come out as bisexual, Gay Olympian Tom Daley has opened up about secretly battling COVID just months before the Tokyo Olympics, Trans athletes in the UK have recently expressed concern for their future in sport following the release of worrying new guidelines that argue for separate competitive categories, and Controversial transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has become the first transgender winner of sportswoman of the year at NZ’s Blues Awards.

    • 4 min
    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 29 Sept 2021

    QNN – Australian Queer News/Sport for week of 29 Sept 2021

    QNN provides communities across the country with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, Brisbane Pride calls for a ban on uniformed police marching in Pride, and young Wiradjuri man Todd Fernando becomes Victoria’s second Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities.

    And in sport, at least 25% of the players in this year’s WNBA Playoffs are LGBTQIA+ and out, Independent pro wrestler Rolando Perez has come out as bisexual, and The International Olympic Committee has delayed its transgender guidelines yet again.

    • 4 min
    QNN – Australian Queer News for week of 22 Sept 2021

    QNN – Australian Queer News for week of 22 Sept 2021

    QNN provides you with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, Victoria commits to prohibiting religious schools from firing teachers on the basis of their sexuality or gender identity, and a pride group in WA has penned an open letter calling on businesses to better support queer communities.



    And in Sports with Tanya, Mexican homophobic chants have yet again halted a football match forcing players from the field. Trailblazing trans fighter Alana Mclaughlin has responded to transphobes comments after her debut MMA win, Chinese volleyball player Sun Wenjing has bravely come out and paid tribute to her partner, and Carl Nassib has forced the game winning fumble, in his historic first game as an out gay NFL player.

    • 4 min
    QNN – Australian Queer News for week of 15 Sept 2021

    QNN – Australian Queer News for week of 15 Sept 2021

    QNN provides communities across the country with the latest in local, national and international LGBTIQA+ news. This week, LGBTIQA+ students at a Brisbane high school have started a petition calling on the school to apologise for failing to support them, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will return for a second season.

    And in sport with Tanya, former England captain, Rio Ferdinand, has spoken to a gay footballer who was advised to stay in the closet by a lawyer, Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel defies authorities to send a message of support to the LGBTIQA+ community at the Hungarian Grand Prix, and Aussie, Sam Stosur, has won the US Open women’s doubles final with partner Shuai Zhang.

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