Just when the signs were there that homophobia in sport was being addressed, we get this: “Maxwell is a fag”. A Sri Lankan cricket fan waved the placard during his team’s World Cup qualifier clash with Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The sign read “Maxwell Ponnaya” – which roughly translates as “Maxwell is a …

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A young busker hit all the right notes when he sent a homophobic preacher packing during Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations in Pitt Street Mall. Axel Winter, 24, has found social media fame after drowning out a preacher who was shouting “very derogatory, hateful words about gay people” with a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just …

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Every day too many people in our communities are victims of direct or indirect homophobic behaviours and attitudes which can cause psychological damage. Yet despite all of the many advances our communities have made over the years, so often people remain silent when confronted by homophobia rather than speaking out. One reason for this can …

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Tom Ballard is young, gay, and very funny. More importantly he’s here in the sunshine state this month as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the Powerhouse where he will perform his is new show Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred. The show was a huge hit at the recently held Adelaide Fringe Festival and …

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Cairns Tropical Pride is set to be bigger than ever this year with organisers announcing some exciting new changes for the festival in 2015. #TropicalMardiGras Now in its 9th year, the annual event will be moved this year to October and will be re-branded with the exciting new name of ‘Tropical Mardi Gras’. The festival …

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Gay rights supporters have rallied behind SBS for its decision to pull the plug on a TV ad attacking same-sex marriage. The 43-second clip, produced by the Australian Marriage Forum (AMF), was due to go to air during SBS’s coverage of the 37th Sydney Mardi Gras. However, it did get a run on both Channel …

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Gay men who take a daily does of Truvada as part of  a PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) treatment program are 86% less likely to contract HIV according to a new study released in the UK this month.   PrEP involves HIV negative people taking a daily tablet (Truvada) that contains drugs commonly used to treat HIV …

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The Queensland Government will reintroduce state-sanctioned civil unions and ceremonies for gay couples. Newly sworn in Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said Labor would honour its election pledge to reverse the amendments made by the previous government. In June 2012, the former Newman Government downgraded civil partnerships to the class of “registered relationships”, and took away the …

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Happy grooms … the world’s first three-way same-sex marriage. Picture: Carters News Agency. Who was it that said two’s company, three’s a crowd? It certainly doesn’t apply to the three men who tied the knot in what is thought to be the world’s first three-way same-sex marriage. Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26, exchanged …

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This is a strange (read queer and unacceptable) way of getting “justice”. A group called “Queers Against Justice” has claimed responsibility for hurling pink paint at an ANZ GayTM which was installed on Ponsonby Road for the Auckland Pride Festival. The group says it targeted the GayTM to draw attention to “the commercialisation of the …

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