Boundary-pushing Canadian electro artist Peaches is coming to Australia. The transgressive singer, whose real name is Merrill Nisker, has announced a string of Australian club sideshows along the east coast and Perth in May to complement her regional performances  at the  Groovin The Moo Festival. Peaches will play the Hi-Fi in Brisbane on  May 6, …

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Now we have heard a lot of strange arguments against same-sex marriage in recent years, but we think that Irish Senator Fidelma Healy Eames’ recent claim that marriage equality would lead to Mother’s Day being banned just about takes the cake. Ahead of Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote in May, Healy Eames took to twitter to …

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A controversial religious freedom law in the US state of Indiana has paved the way for open discrimination of gay people. Protests have already sprung up in the streets of capital Indianapolis, with critics claiming the Religious Freedom Restoration Act could give businesses such as restaurants a legal loophole for refusing to serve gay men …

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Referee Nigel Owens has received a face-to-face apology from the teenager who sent him a homophobic tweet after England’s recent Six Nations game with France. Edryd James, 18, apologised to Mr Owens for the offence he had caused at a meeting held at Carmarthen Police Station. The Swansea University student is suspected of posting: “Your …

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The parliamentary debate of legalising same-sex marriage is on hold until at least mid-June. But the homophobic hate mail aimed at the politician behind the private bill certainly is not. Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm has revealed the extent of vile mail directed to his office, even including death threats. One handwritten note calls him …

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A conservative Catholic leader may have unwittingly helped the fight for marriage equality in Australia. Peter Westmore is head of the National Civic Council (NCC), a conservative religious group that for decades has sought to shape Australian public opinion and policy on key social and political issues, including same-sex marriage. And his daughter is gay. …

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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has expressed her shock that no male tennis players on the international tour has come out yet. Navratilova is possibly the greatest female tennis player in history and was also one of the world’s first high profile openly gay athletes when she came out in 1981 despite the possibility of a …

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When Elton John’s dear old mum Sheila Farebrother turned 90 this month, her famous son was too busy to show up for her birthday party so the birthday girl got the next best thing – she hired Paul Bacon, an impersonator billed as ‘The Ultimate Elton’ to take his place. Elton and his mother have …

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Victorian AIDS Council volunteer Greig Friday was killed on board the ill-fated Germanwings Flight 4U9525. Friday, 29, and his mother, Carol, were among the 150 passengers on the plane which crashed in the French Alps en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on Tuesday. Tributes have been flowing for Friday, who started volunteering for the Victorian …

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The Sportsman Hot will be serving up entertainment of a different kind this month when comedian and singer Maddi Black takes to the stage for a series of performances throughout April. Known for her sketch comedy routines and celebrity impersonations, the UK based Black will be performing three shows throughout March and April as part …

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