Swedish peace activists have found a novel way of deterring Russian submarines from their territorial waters: lowering a device emitting a gay-friendly message via Morse code into the Baltic Sea. The device is nicknamed the “gay sailor” and sends out the message: “This way if you are gay” in an attempt to deter apparently homophobic …

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Congratulations are in order for Luxembourg’s openly gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel who this month wed his long term partner Gauthier Destenay. The country’s same-sex marriage laws only only came into effect in January and the first couple wasted no time in announcing their wedding plans. The couple wed in a very private ceremony with …

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Glitter Festival, the Gold Coast’s first ever LGBT arts festival which will run 28 Sept – 5 Oct have announced the first three events in what has been promised to be a spectacular program. The week will begin with a ‘Tacos and Tiaras’ party evening – play on QT’s infamous $3 Taco Tuesdays. Entry is …

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Do you want to tell somebody you care about that you are “GAY”  (Gay or lesbian), but can’t find the words, courage, time or are just plain shit scared? Well now thanks to a great musician Ally Hills,  life just got easier to come out.   Ally created a great music video that simply tells …

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Leading Australian underwear company AussieBum has come up with a cheeky idea to support the campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia. It has released the Equality range, emblazoned with marriage equality newspaper headlines and a “love is love” message. “Stand and be counted!” the company says of its new range. “That’s the message loud …

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Health officials are concerned at the rising number of HIV infections in New Zealand. The AIDS Epidemiology Group, based at the University of Otago, has revealed that 217 people were newly reported with HIV last year – higher than any year since 2008. Of the 217, 63 per cent were men who have sex with …

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As the push for marriage equality continues to gain traction, Liberal MP Sarah Henderson has declared her support for same-sex marriage and a free vote for Coalition MPs. Ms Henderson’s disclosure came after a Geelong Advertiser poll revealed almost 70 per cent of readers believed she should divulge her views on gay marriage. Unlike Opposition …

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Iceland has topped the list of a gay happiness index compiled by gay dating service Planet Romeo. Each nation was ranked after being judged on three criteria – public opinion, public behaviour, and life satisfaction. Norway and Denmark rounded out the top three, while Australia was ranked at number 20. Our Kiwi cousins across the …

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UK-born model Kris Smith has joined other high-profile Australians in supporting gay marriage.  The Australian-based Myer ambassador endorsed same-sex marriage with a telling Instagram post of two hands forming to make a heart. The multi-coloured picture carried the slogan, “I don’t care if I lose friends for sharing this. I support gay marriage or, as …

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Anti-marriage equality campaigner David van Gend got a rude shock when he returned home from an interstate visit this week. The Toowoomba doctor found his medical centre vandalised with the word “Bigot” painted in red spray paint on the side of his office, along with his surname in black paint. An encircled letter A – …

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