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Former reality TV star Jordan Bruno has been crowned Mr Gay Pride Australia for 2018. Jordan found fame after appearing on Channel Seven series My Kitchen Rules, but after the show he became a high-profile advocate for marriage equality and LGBTI mental health and launched a series of classes encouraging young people to cook. The …

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LGBTI advocates have slammed federal Labor for supporting legal exemptions allowing LGBTI teachers to be sacked from religious schools on the basis of their sexuality. Religious schools are currently exempt from federal anti-discrimination law in relation to employment and provision of education in accordance with their beliefs. Similar exemptions also exist in most states and …

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Brisbane marriage equality campaigners and supporters gathered at the Sportsman Hotel to celebrate the first same-sex marriages on January 9. Australian Marriage Equality Queensland director Peter Black, Shelley Argent from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Brisbane LGBTIQ advocate Phil Browne, and longtime marriage equality campaigner Bill Rudkin were among those who gathered …

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Brisbane’s oldest gay men’s sauna, Bodyline, will close its doors for the last time on January 24. Manager David Kemp (pictured), aka Daisy, confirmed the Bodyline brand will not be moving elsewhere. “It’s really sad,” Daisy said. “It’s been a part of the Brisbane gay scene for so long. It’s going to feel funny when …

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The majority of Queensland’s transgender community would prefer to have a gender marker on their driver’s licence. That’s the view of Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland president Gina Mather who told QNews she believed 70 per cent of her community would prefer the information had not been removed. Ms Mather (pictured) also was nonplussed by …

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A transgender student in the US has won an $800,000 settlement from his former school district over “humiliating” transphobic discrimination he suffered while at school. Ashton Whitaker (pictured, right), who is now in college, identified as male while at school in Wisconsin and filed the lawsuit in 2016 after staff continually referred to him as …

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Western Australian same-sex couples could soon be able to have children using a surrogate after has announced the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology. WA Health Minister Roger Cook said the state’s laws were “out of step” with other Australian jurisdictions. “These laws are outdated in parts and are arguably not meeting …

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Tributes have flowed for a US actor, writer and LGBTI activist who died last week while on a hike in central Australia. Matt Palazzolo, 33, is believed to have suffered heatstroke while climbing Mount Sonder on the popular Larapinta Trail, west of Alice Springs. Local police told the ABC Palazzolo and a companion had become …

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British singer-songwriter Sam Smith has announced a string of Australian shows this November as part of his latest world tour. Smith will perform arena shows in four capital cities on his first Australian tour in three years. The singer will perform at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on November 2 before the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on …

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Getting married but don’t even know where to start planning your perfect wedding? Brisbane’s Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba is owned and run by local couple James and Nick (pictured), and they’re thrilled to welcome the first same-sex couples to the heritage-listed venue. They’re offering prospective couples the chance to sign up for Same-Sex Marriage Boot …

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