Couple enjoying a walk along the rainbow path in Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, NSW © Destination NSW

Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Australia’s Top 5 LGBTQIA+ neighbourhoods

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade in Darlinghurst © Photo by >HM 2014

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales © Photo by >HM 2014

Couple enjoying cakes and pastries at Black Star Pastry in Newtown © Destination NSW

Black Star Pastry, Newtown, New South Wales © Destination NSW

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Younger LGBTQIA+ Australians have embraced the catch-all term “queer”, which no longer has negative connotations.

Diners outside of a pub on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy © Visit Victoria

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Diners at Republica at St Kilda beach foreshore near Melbourne © Josie Withers Photography

Republica, St Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Victoria © Josie Withers Photography

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Melbourne’s store-lined Chapel Street runs through the suburbs of South Yarra, Windsor and Prahran, making it one of Australia’s largest retail and lifestyle precincts.

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Colourful kites flying at Semaphore Beach in Adelaide © Michael Waterhouse Photography

Semaphore Beach, Adelaide, South Australia © Michael Waterhouse Photography

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