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Gay Queensland men will now be able to apply to have their historical gay sex convictions expunged from their criminal records. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions. On Tuesday night, the Queensland government passed …

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Gay cops deserve the “same rights as everyone else”. That’s the now public view of Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton, who has thrown his support behind same-sex marriage. “We think (same-sex marriage is) probably something that should’ve happened a while ago,” Mr Ashton told 3AW radio. “We’ve got a lot of officers that identify …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced that an estimated 10 million Australians have returned their same-sex marriage postal survey forms. The ABS announced that of the 16 million survey forms sent out to eligible voters, by last Friday an estimated 10.0 million (62.5 per cent) survey forms – an increase of 800,000 forms …

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A gay Sydney man who was viciously attacked by a man hurling homophobic slurs has written about his frustration that his attacker is able to vote in the “degrading” same-sex marriage postal survey. In an emotional post on Facebook that’s been shared more than 4,500 times, Josh Smith (pictured) recounted the “completely unprovoked” attack that …

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The Sydney Anglican diocese has made a $1 million donation to the “no” campaign in the same-sex marriage postal survey. On Monday, Archbishop Glenn Davies (pictured) announced the donation, made a month ago, in an address to the 51st synod of the diocese of Sydney. He told the church that “removing gender from the marriage …

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The largest ever celebration for far north Queensland’s LGBTI community, Cairns Tropical Pride, has wrapped up for this year following its annual week-long festival. “We had such a great year, every one of the festival’s events exceeded our expectations, numbers-wise,” organiser Destiny Rogers said. “This is the time of the year where our whole diverse …

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Legislation allowing same-sex and unmarried couples to adopt children in the Northern Territory is on the way, it’s been reported. News Corp reported the territory’s Labor Government and the opposition Country Liberal Party will both support the adoption reform legislation. Under the territory’s current legislation, couples must be married for two years to be considered …

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Are you taking supplements to get bigger muscles and have more energy for workouts? If you have a trainer they have probably already suggested you take creatine and a variety of other products to help you bulk up, and may even have suggested testosterone. There are so many products available, and a lot of gyms …

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Raise your glass! Pink has finally announced when she’ll bring her 2018 world tour to Australia. Last week, she announced a long list of US concert dates for her Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 but left her thousands of Aussie fans hanging. The singer will play 14 shows across the country in July and August …

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A group of marriage equality supporters gathered at Sydney’s Taylor Square on Sunday to hear crooner John Paul Young sing his 1978 hit “Love Is In The Air” in a show of support for marriage equality. At the “Post Your Yes” street party near Oxford Street, the crowd blew bubbles and waved “Vote Yes” signs …

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