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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a sample of the voting form it will send out from today for the same-sex marriage postal survey. There is little on the survey form other than the question itself: Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? More than 16 million voters are …

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With same-sex marriage survey forms hitting people’s mail boxes this week, deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce wants advocates on both sides of the debate to “get out of my face”. Mr Joyce (pictured) believes Australians have made up their minds and people are already “sick of being yelled at”. “They’ve up their mind, they’ve got …

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The NRL has backed the “yes” campaign for same-sex marriage after out rugby legend Ian Roberts appealed to the organisation to take a stand. Roberts, who came out in 1995, said he’s passionately fought for equality following the suicides of four close mates who struggled with the stigma around their sexuality. But he said it …

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Thousands have gathered in Brisbane to march in support of same-sex marriage, flooding the city streets with rainbow flags and “yes” signs. The crowd, which organisers said was the largest ever to gather at a Queensland marriage equality rally, packed into Queens Park on Sunday afternoon ahead of a march through the CBD. Equal Love …

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Two headlining shows from Australian production company Strut & Fret are bringing stunning aerial acrobatics, sword-swallowing, fire-eating and sexy cabaret to the Brisbane Festival, which kicked off around the city this weekend. Their first show, Fun House, is an all-ages, interactive circus show that is being performed for the first time features a roster of …

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A new video from Australian Marriage Equality encouraging Australians to talk to their relatives about same-sex marriage is a real tearjerker. In the video a woman named Lisa, who is in a relationship with a woman named Hayley, calls her grandma to talk to her about something she’s never talked about before: same-sex marriage. “It’s …

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The number of hate crimes against British gay, lesbian and bisexual people has risen by 78 per cent in four years, new research from UK group Stonewall has found. The proportion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people who have experienced a hate crime rose from nine per cent in 2013 to 16 per cent in …

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The High Court of Australia has ruled that the month’s same-sex marriage postal survey is constitutional and will go ahead as planned. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will begin mailing out survey forms with the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” from September 12, with all 16 million forms …

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The Brisbane boys from cabaret troupe Briefs Factory are planning a rally in London to support the legalisation of marriage equality in Australia. The London rally will take place on September 12 at the Underbelly Festival in London entertainment district South Bank, the day the Australian Bureau of Statistics will mail the first forms for …

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85-year-old James “Gypsy” Haake has proudly proclaimed the title of “the world’s oldest working drag queen,” and he’s still going strong: he just recently become friends with Miley Cyrus. Haake appears in the music video for Miley Cyrus’ latest single “Younger Now,” and took to the stage to perform live with Cyrus at the MTV …

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