Activists are far from happy campers with what they claim are a Brisbane-based company’s offensive slogans on their rental fleet of vehicles. A group called Wicked Pickets rallied in the CBD this weekend against some of the phrases on Wicked Campers’ vans, claiming they were sexist and promoted violence against women. Wicked Pickets founder Liz …

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She has been a well known public face as a TV presenter for years and now, on her 31st birthday, Faustina ‘Fuzzy’ Agolley has publicly declared she is a lesbian. The popular former host of Video Hits and The Voice posted a birthday blog saying she had been aware she was gay from a young …

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The world’s most fabulous performance company Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Brisbane this April with their visually stunning production Totem. Created in 2010 by by Robert Lepage , the touring production has been a massive hit in Europe and North America and has just enjoyed a successful season in Melbourne where it played to …

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Congratulations are in order for Senator Penny Wong and her long-term partner Sophie Alloucache who have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family. Born in Adelaide on Good Friday, Hannah is the couple’s second child after sister Alexandra’s birth in 2011. Senator Wong took to social media to announce baby Hannah’s arrival, posting …

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Certain things are not worth the paper they’re written on – like homophobic literature opposing same-sex marriage. But a paper company in Ireland has come up with an ingenious idea, shredding the anti-gay leaflets and turning them into heart-shaped wedding confetti for same-sex couples. Daintree Paper, in Dublin, has launched the campaign ahead of the …

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An advertisement depicting a couple of girls with their boyfriends watching a movie and snacking on Maltesers. What could possibly be wrong with that? Well, nothing, as it transpires with the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) dismissing complaints that it perpetuated the idea that being gay or male closeness is something to be ridiculed and laughed …

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Former prime minister Julia Gillard has labelled a new Australian Marriage Forum (AMF) advertisement which links her apology for forced adoptions to same-sex parenting as offensive. The ad, aired on the Nine Network, begins with footage of Ms Gillard’s 2013 apology to victims of forced adoptions and then warns that marriage equality would produce a …

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The Olympic Games are heading to Tokyo in 2020 and officials are keen to avoid the anti-gay controversy that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi games. To ensure that things run smoothly, Japanese politicians have formed a multi-party group to look at LGBT rights both in Japan and internationally. While Japan remains a socially conservative party, LGBT …

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Archbishop of Brisbane Phillip Aspinall has joined the crusade to have Queensland’s “gay panic” murder defence abolished. Speaking after his Easter Sunday mass, Dr Aspinall (pictured) said he supported Catholic priest Father Paul Kelly in his calls for the Homosexual Advance Defence to be removed from Queensland common law. The defence means a murder charge …

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South Sydney and Kiwis hooker Issac Luke is under investigation by the NRL integrity unit after posting a homophobic slur on Instagram. Luke, responding to taunts from Bulldogs fans, wrote: “Get off my page you lil poofters.” A last-minute penalty gave the Rabbitohs an 18-17 win in Friday night’s controversial game. Bulldogs fans hurled bottles …

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