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The first TV advertisement promoting a “no” vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage postal survey has been criticised as “deliberately misleading”. The ad, produced by the Coalition for Marriage and authorised by Marriage Alliance spokeswoman Sophie York, was released online and aired on TV on Tuesday evening. The ad attempts to conflate the legalisation of …

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Singer Pink has delivered an emotional speech about self-image and gender fluidity at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend. At the ceremony, the singer performed a medley of her hit songs and accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, honouring her career. On stage, the 37-year-old shared a story about her six-year-old daughter Willow, …

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A Sydney theatre company has said it “won’t be silenced” after cast, crew and audience members at a performance of “Holding The Man” had their tyres slashed. At least 12 people had their tyres damaged at Lane Cove Theatre Company’s performance of the stage version of Timothy Conigrave’s autobiographical same-sex love story on Saturday. LCTC’s …

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Australian performer Trevor Ashley will join Queensland Symphony Orchestra for a gala evening celebrating Dame Shirley Bassey’s 80th birthday and her musical legacy at this year’s Brisbane Festival. Ashley will take to the QPAC Concert Hall stage next month to perform dozens of classic hits while in character as the music icon, wearing costumes by …

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Political conservatives who support same-sex marriage have launched a campaign urging voters to say ‘yes’ in next month’s postal survey on the issue. The campaign features messages from senior Liberals and Nationals including federal ministers Christopher Pyne and Kelly O’Dwyer, as well as Queenslanders Trevor Evans and Sue Boyce. Pyne said: “I’ll be campaigning for …

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Queensland police officers who identify as LGBTI have shared their stories of coming out and acceptance in a powerful video. Titled “It Gets Better”, the 10-minute video features around a dozen male and female officers from across the state discussing their sexuality, their experiences of coming out, and their experiences being an LGBTI person in …

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Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed the Australian Electoral Commission’s announcement that there are more Australians on the electoral roll than ever before ahead of next month’s marriage postal survey. More than 16 million Australians are enrolled and eligible to participate in next month’s marriage postal survey, the largest electoral roll since Federation, the Australian Electoral …

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Author Ian Byford has revealed Cairns’ hidden gay past in his new book Passing Glances, which explores the local LGBTI community from the city’s establishment in 1876 until statewide homosexual law reform in 1990. “Gays hid from history for fear of draconian laws which threatened 14 years’ jail with hard labour for homosexual acts between …

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A church in Melbourne has backed marriage equality and said that it wants to be the first church in the country to marry a same-sex couple. St Michael’s Uniting Church posted photos to its Facebook of a large rainbow sign they’ve put outside reading “MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES”. The church’s executive minister Reverend Ric Holland (pictured) …

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Wear It Purple Day Photo


Everyone is encouraged to incorporate purple into their dress this Friday, August 25, for the seventh annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day. Since 2010, the Wear It Purple movement has shown solidarity with LGBTI young people by standing against bullying and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality at school, university and in the workplace. On …

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