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Modern podcasts about LGBTIQA+ interest

Modern Gays podcast

Over the years, podcasts have become a popular medium for people to share their stories, thoughts, and opinions. They offer a space to discuss important issues, connect with like-minded individuals and build community. For the LGBTQ+ community, podcasts have become an invaluable platform to share stories and experiences – some good, some bad – that are often overlooked or ignored by mainstream media. Want to make your own podcast? You need a good mic. Here’s a top seller: Here are some of the top modern podcasts about LGBTIQA+ interests that are worth checking out: These are just a few of the many modern podcasts that are dedicated to exploring the lives and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community. By listening to these podcasts, we can all gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the community and how we can create a more inclusive and accepting society.

Best countries around the world for LGBTIQA+ travel

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MyDatingAdviser.com has released a report titled “The Best Countries for LGBTQ+ Travel in 2023” to raise awareness of global attitudes during LGBTQ Pride Month. Australia has secured the eighth spot on the list, with an impressive LGBTQ+ travel index score of 94.3 out of 100. For members of the LGBTQ+ community, some countries are more welcoming than others when it comes to travel and adventure. While there have been significant changes in laws and norms surrounding same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ rights around the world, public opinion on accepting homosexuality remains divided by country, region, and economic development. Australia’s high ranking on the list is due to its public acceptance towards homosexuality, with 81% of Australians accepting homosexuality, according to a ‘Global Attitudes & Trends’ survey by Pew Research. Additionally, same-sex sexual activity has been legal for women and men (in some states and territories) since the mid-1970s. Same-sex marriage has been legal since 2017, and adoption rights were granted nationwide in 2018. Australia also boasts anti-discrimination laws that ban all anti-gay discrimination and allows for military service rights for gay men, lesbians, transgender, and intersex people. However, some states legally require sex reassignment surgery to change sex on a birth certificate. Overall, Australia stands out as a gay-friendly country that welcomes visitors from all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Gay and Loathing in Bris Vegas: The series starts

Gay Loathing Bris Vegas 2

Australia’s own gay comedy series, Gay and Loathing in Bris Vegas is but days away from episode one, turning out the country’s first TV homage to the progress we’ve made, one one hand and the comedy behind being a gay man, on the other. Already a hit at festivals, the series recently opened the Brisbane Queer Film Festival and is in official selection at the Sicily Webfest and Web Series Festival Global in Los Angeles.  The show was even selected to compete in the the semi-finals of the International Online Web Festival. The self-funded series was shot in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and was made with almost 40 local cast and crew.  “It’s been the ‘Gone with the Wind’ of Australian web series”, say co-creator John Cahill. “But, if recent audience reaction to the three episodes that screened at the Brisbane Queer Film Festival is anything to go by, we’ve managed to create a great product that is funny and engaging. You can’t ask for more.  Except maybe for an Emmy!”  Set in Australia’s third largest city over a 2-day weekend, the series showcases the lives of 7 gay men as they traverse the cul-de-sacs of the sub-tropical suburbia (fondly referred to Barack Obama during the G20 Summit as Bris Vegas).  The series is intentionally farcical, with the city a key character. “We wanted to tell an intrinsically Brisbane story because the city often takes a backseat to Melbourne and Sydney”, says John.  While the title and the synopsis might suggest otherwise, the writers are quick… Read More

Love, bottled up: Celebrate 1 year of marriage equality with Absolut Drop

Absolute Drop

It was a year ago that Australia bit the bullet and finally conceded that everyone is equal – and it’s nice. Sure, it was only voted in by a margin, but marriage equality for LGBTIQ Australians was one of the biggest successes of 2017 and one of the largest successes of the Liberal Government at the time. And now, grog masters Absolut, have bottled-up the joyousness with one helluvan epic tale behind their latest bottle design to commemorate just this. In a nutshell, they went around the world and attended all the anti-love, pro-hate demonstrations they could find. Shockingly, there’s still quite a lot, apparently. But while they were there – earplugs in, of course – they collected all the anti-equality signage they could. They then extracted the ink from the signs and mixed it with the glass to infuse the essence of bullshit that hateful morons around the world exude, ironically and pragmatically turning it into a permanent state of love in the Absolute vodka bottle, which stars myriad words for love from all over the world. “This message is incredibly important to us,” commented Eric Thomson, Pernod Ricard Australia, marketing director, “we’re passionate about creating a more open world and we are excited to reveal Absolut Drop; the ultimate expression of this purpose. Earlier this year we were proud to partner with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for their milestone 40th anniversary of the globally renowned festival that is the embodiment of celebration, self-expression and acceptance.” The Absolut Drop campaign is part of… Read More