Greens Senator Janet Rice, along with independent crossbench Senators Glenn Lazarus, David Leyonhjelm, Ricky Muir and Nick Xenophon this week introduced their Marriage Equality Plebiscite Bill. The introduction of the Bill has led to a parliamentary inquiry into whether a public vote could coincide with the next federal election. If the Bill was adopted, the …

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Get your mixing bowls and wooden spoons out folks because the 20th Annual Sportsman Hotel Charity Bake Off & Auction is just around the corner! To be held Sunday 23 August, the bake off and auction is always one of the most enjoyable events on Brisbane’s LGBT calendar and each year raises much needed funds …

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Liberal MP Warren Entsch this morning introduced his cross-party Bill to legalise same-sex marriage. In his address to parliament, Mr Entsch warned of a “divided nation” unless gay marriage is legalised. “The main purpose of this bill is not a complex one. It is to give same-sex couples in Australia the same right to marry …

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Batley Bulldogs captain Keegan Hirst says he finally “feels free” after becoming the first openly gay professional rugby league player in Britain. Hirst, 27, told the Sunday Mail of his secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world’s most macho sports. “At first I couldn’t even …

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Rainbow colours were in abundance as Central Queensland residents turned out in force for today’s Marriage Equality rally in Rockhampton. In opening proceedings, Committee of Equal Love member Rebecca Leeks told the crowd the rally was dedicated to all the people who have fought so hard to be who they are. “To whoever have been …

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Star of the Australian film Holding The Man, Ryan Corr, has challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to watch, listen and learn. Best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and The Water Diviner, Corr (pictured) described the Coalition’s move against a conscience vote on marriage equality as “a disgrace”. “Seventy per cent of …

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Star of the Australian film Holding The Man, Ryan Corr, has challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to watch, listen and learn. Best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and The Water Diviner, Corr (pictured) described the Coalition’s move against a conscience vote on marriage equality as “a disgrace”. “Seventy per cent of …

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Times, they are a’changing. Growing up in Rockhampton, Rebecca Leeks was too scared to come out as a lesbian. A decade on, the now 32-year-old is an organiser of the Marriage Equality rally which starts outside Saigon Saigon on the riverbank in Quay Street at 1pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 16). Rebecca, a member of the …

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Times, they are a’changing. Growing up in Rockhampton, Rebecca Leeks was too scared to come out as a lesbian. A decade on, the now 32-year-old is an organiser of the Marriage Equality rally which starts outside Saigon Saigon on the riverbank in Quay Street at 1pm tomorrow (Sunday, August 16). Rebecca, a member of the …

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Israel is set to introduce sweeping new LGBT rights to be named after Shira Banki, the 16 year old girl who was killed at a recent Jerusalem Pride event at which a homophobic madman went on a stabbing spree. The ‘Shira Banki bills’ which are set to be introduced to the Israeli parliament in October …

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