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Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of known HIV strains and has successfully prevented the infection in primates. The U.S. National Institutes of Health and Paris-based pharmaceutical company Sanofi worked together on the antibody, which combines three powerful antibodies that had developed in a small number of patients after years of infection. Each …

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Indigenous LGBTI leaders led this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival march, which saw Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley filled with rainbows on Saturday. Some 10,000 LGBTI community members and supporters heard from Brisbane Pride organisers, local politicians and activists before the march embarked at midday, started by the roar of the Dykes on Bikes and the …

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Music icon Sir Elton John has made a heartfelt call for Australia to vote for marriage equality as he prepares for two concerts in north Queensland. The star posted a photo of his 2014 wedding to husband David Furnish to his social media accounts and wrote that Australia should embrace the reform as an “expression …

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The 38-year-old man Tasmanian Police have charged with headbutting former prime minister Tony Abbott has said the incident had “nothing to do with marriage equality.” On radio station 3AW on Thursday, Abbott alleged he was walking from the office of a Tasmanian newspaper to his hotel in Hobart when a man wearing a “vote yes” …

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Five mental health groups have joined forces in the campaign for marriage equality, claiming up to 3000 youth suicide attempts a year could be prevented by a “yes” vote. Mental health service providers have reported the divisive same-sex marriage postal survey campaign has led to a spike in demand for their services. The five groups …

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A group of lucky Queensland musical theatre students will be mentored by acclaimed Broadway performer Liz Callaway before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the very first time. Liz made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” in 1981, and has since performed in shows like “Cats” and the original …

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Gay and transgender Tasmanians with historical homosexual convictions will have them expunged after landmark legislation passed the state’s Upper House. On Wednesday the Legislative Council unanimously passed the government’s Expungement of Historical Offences Bill, first introduced in April. It would allow a person charged with a historical homosexual or cross-dressing offence to apply to have …

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A transphobic attack from Cory Bernardi on a South Australian school’s “Do It In A Dress” fundraiser has instead attracted tens of thousands of dollars in charity donations. For their end of term “Casual Clothes Day,” students at Craigburn Primary School chose to support the “Do It In A Dress” charity which raises money to …

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A Melbourne woman said she has found more than a dozen unopened same-sex marriage postal survey form envelopes dumped behind her carport in the suburb of Brunswick. Kerry Ford showed Fairfax Media the stash of 17 letters, addressed to houses in surrounding streets, that she found after she returned home from a holiday this week. …

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The AFL temporarily changed its logo at the front of its headquarters on Wednesday to read “Yes” in a show of support for marriage equality. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said it was important for the organisation to have a strong stance on the issue. “We are committed to equality and diversity and we support the …

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