In today’s society, when a bride tosses her bouquet the catcher is viewed as the next single woman likely to wed. In actual fact, the bouquet toss comes from early England, when women would try and rip bits of fabric or flowers off the bride’s dress as it was believed that it would bring good …

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It’s been quite a year for George Montague, aka “the oldest gay in the village”. It’s also been a lot of years since he believed that if he got married he could stop being gay. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. George, now 92, this week converted his civil partnership with long-term partner Somchai Phukkhlai …

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Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams spoke at a Belfast Pride event this week saying that marriage equality in Northern Ireland was bound to happen soon even though an equality bill was rejected by parliament in April. Adams spoke of his involvement in the successful marriage referendum seen in the Republic of Ireland and urged not …

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They will never probably come clean but, whether intentional or not, the latest ad tweeted by Surf has created a wave of activity on social media. Twitter users were certainly amused by the homoerotic marketing campaign for the popular detergent which features three sexy, shirtless men doing their laundry. Alongside the hashtag #CleanTune, the ad’s …

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A Brisbane judge has ruled that a convicted rapist should not get a lighter sentence because of the anguish he went through after learning that his victim was HIV positive. Phillip Donald Jason, 48, engaged in a sexual encounter with another man that began in a consensual manner, but when his victim asked him to …

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Jackie O and Kyle Sandilands are seldom far from controversy. This time it’s breakfast radio co-host Jackie O in the firing line after a jibe aimed at US singer/songwriter Adam Lambert perpetuating gay stereotypes fell flat. She implied that Lambert could pursue a relationship with singer Ricky Martin since the two are single and gay. …

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By Dr Fiona Bisshop Last month I had the privilege to attend the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver. It was an exciting meeting, with new data being presented in a number of areas including early HIV treatment, Hep C co-infection and PrEP. On the opening day leading figures endorsed a call for immediate …

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Six men attending Jerusalem Pride parade have been left wounded after being stabbed by a man with a knife who ran into the crowd. When police arrested the man, Yishai Shlissel, an Orthodox Jew, they discovered that this was not the first time he had committed violent hate crimes against the LGBT community. In 2005 …

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