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MARRIAGE EQUALITY



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Public submissions to the federal government’s religious freedom review will reportedly not be published, prompting concern from LGBTI advocates.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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Two soccer teammates have shared photos of their beachside marriage proposal just days after Christmas. Queenslander Tameka Butt has played for the Brisbane Roar since 2008 and last July scored a historic winning goal for the Matildas in their clash against the US national team in the first Tournament of Nations. And the 26-year-old midfielder …

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LGBTIQ advocacy group just.equal have called for a national bill of rights to protect the LGBTIQ community from discrimination.

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Cher has all but confirmed she will be headlining Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th anniversary celebrations in March next year.

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The whole team at QNews would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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The Queensland government has said it will take steps early next year to address the state’s “forced transgender divorce” laws preventing trans Queenslanders from updating their birth certificates while married. Under Queensland law, couples who enter an opposite-sex marriage before one partner transitions are forced to divorce before the transgender partner can update the sex …

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Gold Coast couple Lisa and Tani got married in 2011, but only now can they make their marriage official.

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