Category: australia

Muslim designer’s ‘pride hijab&rsq…

Muslim designer’s ‘pride hijab’ to spread message of love at gay Mardi Gras

The headscarf, created as part of a campaign to push for same-sex marriage in Australia, sold out days after it was launched in October, Australian-Sri Lankan Azahn Munas told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.

The designer said he was relaunching it for the Australian city’s famous festival on March 3 to“celebrate life and love”, and highlight the struggles of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

“We have had such a great response including from countries in the Middle East and East Asia. People were so happy that we acknowledged their identity but not in a negative way,” said Munas, who founded the Melbourne-based label MOGA in 2016.

“They live in fear and persecution, they can’t live a free life because of where they live – we want to do this as a way to support them.”

Australia legalized same-sex unions in December after a national postal survey overwhelmingly endorsed marriage equality.

In 1977, two women in Melborne, Australia were convicted…

In 1977, two women in Melborne, Australia were convicted of “obscene behaviour” for holding hands on a tram

On 12th October 2017 women of the city honoured their memory.

[@celebrateageing: Holding hands & raising awareness of lesbian history & resistance #womenholdinghands]

@hannahcancode: The Novotel in Darling Harbour is currently…

@hannahcancode: The Novotel in Darling Harbour is currently called the Yesvotel which is a bit cute #voteYes

Wiseguise pizza shop workers alter an anti-same sex marriage…

Wiseguise pizza shop workers alter an anti-same sex marriage billboard in Launceston, September 21, 2017