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By Tom Smith, YHA Australia Marriage equality has finally passed and we’re shining our shoes and clearing our calendars for a wave of fabulous rainbow weddings. But before the nuptials comes the proposal… so where are the most romantic spots around the country to pop the question? Palm Cove (pictured, above) Escape the crowds to …

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Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan are expected to become the first Queensland same-sex couple to legally tie the knot. Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on December 9, and the couple wasted no time giving their required one month’s notice of their intention to wed. They’ll marry as soon as they legally can …

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Australian tennis champion Margaret Court has remained defiant in her opposition to marriage equality. The 24-time Grand Slam winner, who is now a pastor in Perth, told the Herald Sun that same-sex marriage was a “trend” and Australia “will pay” for its decision to legalise it in December. “I think there will be a price …

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Former Gold Coast gay nightclub MP’s is set to relaunch after an extensive revamp later this month. The venue, located on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise, is re-opening with new owners who promise a “non-judgemental” atmosphere and entertainment from DJs and Queensland drag queens including Tina Bikki, Vanille Foldher, Alexis Diamond (pictured) and Coco Verdose. …

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An Australian couple has told how she and her Perth partner were subjected to homophobic abuse onboard their domestic Jetstar flight and claimed staff didn’t intervene. Cat Franke and Julz Evans were flying from Melbourne to Perth on New Year’s Eve when they were verbally abused by an “intoxicated, arrogant man” sitting in the seat …

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If everything goes to script, David will pop the question to Aaron in an upcoming episode of the long-running soap Neighbours. David, feeling bad for turning down Aaron’s offer to move in, decides to prove his love by proposing to Aaron while dressed as Cupid, complete with feathery wings and a bow and arrow. However, …

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Twelve days after making history in Western Australia’s first same-sex wedding, Perth woman Lyn Hawkins has tragically lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Lyn met longtime partner Anne Sedgwick in 1979 and a year later the couple shared a commitment ceremony. Last month, Lyn and Anne applied for an exemption to waive the required one …

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The former governor of a New South Wales prison has raised concerns about same-sex attracted inmates wanting to marry cellmates while in custody after the legalisation of same-sex marriage. In an opinion piece for the Daily Telegraph, former Grafton Correctional Centre boss John Heffernan said the decision to allow same-sex couples to marry created a …

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Public submissions to the federal government’s religious freedom review will reportedly not be published, prompting concern from LGBTI advocates. The review was announced in November and is being chaired by former federal Attorney-General Philip Ruddock (pictured). Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s department told Fairfax Media that submissions to the review won’t be published, in contrast to …

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The director of the Golden Globe-nominated gay romance Call Me By Your Name has said he wants to continue the character’s stories in new films. The movie, directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, tells the story of 17-year-old high school student Elio who unexpectedly falls in …

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