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Margot Heuman, Lesbian Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 94

Margot Heuman, the first lesbian Jewish holocaust survivor to testify about her experience in the concentration camps, died on May 11 at age 94. Born in 1928 Germany, Heuman grew up in Bielefeld and was the eldest of two daughters. In 1943, her family were arrested and deported to Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia.
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Darren Hayes’ Video For New Single Is A Throwback To The ’80s And His First Gay Kiss
 Hayes has been away from the musical spotlight for years now but is roaring back to our consciousness with a flurry of activity, including a successful promotional visit of Australia, a banging headline set to a sold-out crowd of 40,000 at the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and announcement of his 2023 Australian tour, where he’ll be performing in six Australian cities between January and February next year.“More of a mini-film than a video – come spend seven minutes in heaven with me and my gang in our fictional CLUB U WISH!”, Hayes posted on social media.The music video, totally conceptualised by Hayes, couldn’t be described better than how the press release did it: “Hayes continues to present a version of his past that is clearly a peach tinted re-imagining of his actual life. Timelines blur with the neon and pastel of the 1980’s sitting comfortably next to a Dandy-esque 60’s presentation of the singer portraying himself having a blast.”The single is inspired by the “late 80’s drum-machine, synth-bass heavy R&B pop that influenced his youth” Savage Garden fans will know that Hayes had previously alluded to his first kiss in the 1999 song Chained To You.“Acting like a mover shaker dancin’ to Madonna then you kissed me,” Hayes sang on Savage Garden‘s sophmore record.In 2022, he re-visits the moment, but this time it is an out and proud Hayes re-telling the story and its queer elements.“After so many years of being placed in a neat and tidy package, it’s nice to remember why I got into this business in the first place: to be an artist.
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Withdraw Public Funding For Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College, Say LGBT Advocates
Brisbane-based Citipointe Christian College is once again in the news, this time for asking teachers and staff to sign employment contracts that threaten to sack them for being openly LGBTQI.LGBTQI advocacy group Just.Equal has said that school should be stripped of public funding. “Religious schools cannot continue to defy discrimination laws and public opinion, and expect to receive public funding,” Just.Equal Australia spokesperson Brian Greig said in a statement.  “There comes a limit where taxpayers should no longer be expected to fund bigotry, and Citipointe has reached that limit.” Protests Outside Citipointe Christian College (Screen Grab of Nine Entertainment video)According to The Guardian, the employment contract for teachers was dated in February, after the controversy erupted over the enrolment contract. The document says that teachers agree to work within the statement of faith of International Network of Churches that runs the school. “It is a genuine occupational requirement of the college that the employee not act in a way he knows, or ought reasonably to know, is contrary to the religious beliefs of the college,” the contract says.“Nothing in his/her deliberate conduct should be incompatible with the intrinsic character of their position, especially, but not only, in relation to the expression of human sexuality through heterosexual, monogamous relationships, expressed intimately through marriage.”In a statement, Citipointe college said that it was reviewing the employment contract. “Citipointe Christian College can confirm that no member of staff has had their employment terminated for failing to sign their employment contract,”  the school said in a statement published on its website. “One staff
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