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A large banner hung from an overpass on the M1 at Springwood on Tuesday suggesting marriage equality is an Illuminati plot has been widely mocked online. A photo of the anti-gay and anti-Semitic banner posted to Facebook shows it featured crudely hand-drawn pairs of male and female sex organs touching, and reads “Only the Illuminati, …

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Comedian-turned-painter Anh Do has won the People’s Choice award at the Archibald Prize with his portrait of gay Indigenous actor Jack Charles. Do said he first approached Charles to appear on his show Brush With Fame to sit for a portrait after reading about his incredible life story as an “esteemed actor, former heroin addict …

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A Sydney couple whose rainbow-coloured “yes” letterbox has been vandalised twice have sent a message to the vandals. Harley Stumm and Fiona Wining installed the letterbox outside their inner city home last month to show their support for same-sex marriage. But within a week, it had been defaced with black spray paint. Sydney artist Mickey …

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Youth mental health organisation headspace has released a video reminding young LGBTIQ people they need to look after themselves amid the negative elements of the marriage equality debate. Developed by a team of young people at headspace, the video offers four simple messages: 1. Look after yourself 2. Look after others 3. Connect with the …

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A new documentary will follow a group of fabulous Indigenous drag queens as they prepared to compete in the inaugural Miss First Nations pageant in the Northern Territory. When organisers opened applications for the new contest earlier this year, they said they were overwhelmed by the response and the anticipated event was held over five …

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If it’s not gay, then it’s not gay. That’s the theme of a brilliant 30-second ad launched by New Zealand LGBT charity group Rainbow Youth, which aims to stop people using the word “gay” with a negative connotation. The TV ad refers to a small change people can make in their daily lives to become …

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One of Australia’s longest-running LGBTI groups, the Country Network, is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. The group was founded in the regional New South Wales town of Dubbo in 1977 by local man David, who saw an urgent need to reach out to gay and bisexual men in regional areas who faced limited …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates 57.5 per cent of survey forms in the same-sex marriage postal survey have been returned so far. On Tuesday, the ABS announced that as of last Friday, it estimated 9.2 million survey forms had been returned. The estimate is based on Australia Post’s count of bulk containers of returned …

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A vaccine that has delivered promising results in treating all known strains of HIV is moving on to large scale testing in humans, pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson says. The company’s Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels made the announcement at the recent Global Citizen festival. “For the past ten years, we have been working on …

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Members and supporters of Cairns’ LBGTI community have filmed a video backing the “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. In the video, shot by the Cairns LGBTI Alliance, locals gather on Cairns’ Trinity Beach to wave supportive signs before they line up to form the word “yes” and unfurl the country’s longest rainbow …

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