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Warning: confronting content A New Zealand pastor who has repeatedly called for the death penalty for gay people has said he’s moved to Brisbane to start a new church. Logan Robertson founded Auckland’s independent Westcity Bible Baptist Church in 2014, which reportedly only has a congregation of 42 members. Robertson was investigated by New Zealand …

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December 1 is globally recognised as World AIDS Day. Across Australia, it’s celebrated across Australia to remind everyone that HIV is still a health issue, educate everyone on HIV prevention strategies, and to ensure that people living with HIV can participate in life without stigma and discrimination. From late November through to early December, there’s …

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Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi wants parliament to delay legislating same-sex marriage if the ‘Yes’ vote prevails. Senator Bernardi told ABC radio today the eligibility of federal politicians needs resolving now and the issue of same-sex marriage should be put on the backburner. Postal voting closed yesterday, with the latest estimate showing 12.6 million people …

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Human rights activists are demanding answers on the three-month anniversary of the disappearance of a high-profile pop singer from the Russian region of Chechnya. In April, the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta alleged that Chechen officials were arresting and violently torturing men they believed to be gay in what was described as a “gay purge”. …

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Brisbane’s LGBTI Legal Service say they’ve collected over 220 examples of hate speech from throughout the same-sex marriage postal survey. The service’s “Like Love” project is aimed at “addressing unlawful vilification” in Queensland and they’ve monitored social media, news websites and public spaces to track public statements that incite ridicule or hatred on the grounds …

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A Melbourne gay man has shared an emotional letter he wrote to his parents in an unsuccessful bid to convince them to vote “yes” in the same-sex postal survey. Actor Barnaby Reiter posted the letter to his Instagram explaining to his parents that they wouldn’t be invited to his future wedding if they voted “no”. …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has estimated that 78.5 per cent of Australians have returned their same-sex marriage postal survey forms. just hours before the final deadline. Just hours before they stopped accepting forms, the ABS said that 12.6 million Australians had returned their forms by last Friday, or almost four out of five voters. …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she doesn’t agree with the AFL’s decision to block her from this year’s AFLW draft because of concerns over her size. The decision to ban the 28-year-old on the eve of the AFLW draft was met with controversy. Officials said the decision was based on the Victorian Equal Opportunity …

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The annual Miss Sportsman Hotel Drag Pageant is on again at the venue this weekend. This year’s “Stars Of The Southern Cross” theme will give the contest a distinctly Australian flavour as the queens battle it out for the coveted Miss Sporties crown and sash this Saturday, November 11. Hosted by Wanda D’Parke and featuring …

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Robbie Manson, an openly gay Olympic rower from New Zealand, has won an “Athlete of the Year” award from the Association of National Olympic Committees in Prague. Manson was the male winner from Oceania alongside female rugby player and fellow Kiwi Sarah Goss. Athletes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe also got top gongs …

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