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A petition has been launched in a bid to stop US rapper Macklemore from performing the song “Same Love” at the NRL Grand Final this weekend. Two weeks ago, the NRL backed the “yes” campaign after encouragement from out rugby legend Ian Roberts. It was recently announced Macklemore will perform the chart-topping marriage equality song …

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Actor Hugh Jackman has share a passionate message of support for same-sex marriage on Twitter. “We believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law that’s why Deb & I are voting YES,” the 48-year-old X-Men star wrote. Hugh’s wife Deborah Lee-Furness, who he’s been married to for 21 years, also retweeted the …

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A Brisbane home decorated in rainbows and “Yes” marriage equality signs that was vandalised has been gifted money for repairs by a crowdfunding campaign. Last weekend, Brisbane housemates Olivia Hill and Larissa Baldwin posted images to social media of rocks that had been thrown through their windows by a man they heard using homophobic slurs. …

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Darwin Council has voted to make the city’s first rainbow crossing a permanent fixture. Alderman for Chan Ward Dr Emma Young said on her Facebook page the Council had voted to pass the motion on Tuesday night. “City of Darwin recently supported the Darwin Pride Festival and its important role in promoting Darwin’s cultural diversity …

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Tony Abbott’s daughter Frances Abbott has officially endorsed the “Yes” campaign for marriage equality in a new video. In the video released on Tuesday, the 26-year-old speaks about how much she would like to be a part of her aunty Chris’s wedding – Liberal Councillor Christine Forster – and how her opinion on the issue …

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And the winner is? Well, winners, actually. AFLW stars Moana Hope and Erin Phillips were all dressed up as they stepped out with their girlfriends for Monday night’s Brownlow Medal count. Moana and her model partner Isabella Carlstrom lovingly linked arms and posed for the cameras on the red carpet, Moana wearing a tailored tuxedo …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has mailed out the last of the 16 million forms for the same-sex marriage postal survey and you should have received your form by today (September 25). If you haven’t received one, or your form is damaged, you can now request a new one from the ABS. “The quickest …

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Several inner Brisbane houses that had put up rainbow flags were defaced with spray-painted swastikas over the weekend. Brisbane resident Jessica Lette-Garvey told Pedestrian.tv she discovered the vandalism on their fence and their neighbours’ rainbow flags on Sunday morning. Lette-Garvey said she and her partner had been forced to move their own rainbow flag to …

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Darwin’s CBD was transformed to a sea of colour as hundreds of people took part in this year’s Darwin Pride Festival March on Saturday. Revellers marched from Raintree Park through the CBD to Civic Square, in the city’s first Pride March in 10 years. Pride Festival committee co-chair Jill Pope was thrilled to hold the …

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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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