Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has called for the ending of State sanctioned discrimination against LGBTI people. Noting that 70% of LGBTI people surveyed had been subject to vilification and bullying because of their sexuality, and that LGBTI people wanted things as basic as being able to go out holding hands, Commissioner Wilson, an …

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State of Origin Final for all the NRL fans is going to be huge.  Sportsman Hotel have decided to get involved in the fun and support Queensland! Sportsman Hotel are putting the “Man” back into Sportsman! The newly renovated front bar at Sporties has tables, meals and a hell of a lot of TVs big …

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Brisbane’s LGBTI friendly Metropolitan Community Church has farewelled it’s long serving pastor Leigh Neighbour who is retiring after 33 years as an MMC pastor. Since taking the reigns at the Brisbane branch of the Metropolitan Community Church in 2008, Neighbour has, together with his husband Denny, use his position to stand tall as a community …

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It seems that the successful referendum in the Republic of Ireland has also bolstered the fight for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. More than 20,000 people took to the streets of Belfast this month in the name of equality with the march endorsed by major political parties, including Sinn Fein. Northern Ireland remains the only …

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It is believed that Simen Juklerød a Norwegian professional soccer player has become the first professional player to ever be sent off for using homophobic language. Juklerød tried to sledge an opponent by calling him gay as an insult but instead of gaining the upper hand, the referee had no hesitation in throwing him out …

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Marriage equality supporters throughout the United States – and indeed around the world – are celebrating the Supreme Court’s landmark decision allowing same-sex couples to marry nationwide. The 5-4 ruling established a new civil right and handed gay rights advocates an historic victory. It came nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at …

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Chihuahua has just become the fourth state in Mexico to officially approve same-sex marriage. Unlike other jurisdictions around the world which have recently introduced marriage equality with dramatic & emotionally charged referendums and parliamentary votes. Chihuahua’s change of policy was as simple as Governor César Duarte Jáquez making an announcement that his government would no …

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Same-sex marriage is now legal across the entire United States after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that any ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. When the ruling was announced a sea of rainbow flags waved frantically outside the courthouse along with tears, hugs, and cheers of “USA USA USA!”. Before the ruling, 37 states had …

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Are you a social worker looking to work in the LGBT community? Open Doors LGBTI youth service is currently looking for youth & family support workers to fill two permanent part time positions (30-45 hrs per week). The role requires supporting LGBTI youth and their families, delivering the ‘Reconnect Program’ which aims to assist LGBTI …

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By Emma Drynan Imagine your family’s life is at risk because of who you are. You are unable to return to the street you grew up in as your very presence in the neighbourhood could result in you and your family being killed. At best the knowledge of your return and who you are would …

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