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The lights shone brightly in Vienna last weekend with Mans Zelmerlow (pictured below) winning the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden. Australia’s Guy Sebastian came a creditable fifth. As part of the build-up to the competition, the city installed gay-themed traffic lights at 120 zebra crossings as a symbol of tolerance. Instead of the traditional …

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Photo: Michael David Out For Australia – a new service which aims to support Australia’s aspiring LGBTI professionals by linking graduates with LGBTI mentors with industry experience has been launched in Queensland this month. While the organisation has been running successfully for the past year and a half in Sydney and Melbourne, a champagne gala …

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A “heterophobic” taxi driver has released a video clip to highlight what gay people are all too often forced to put up with. There has been a spate of recent incidents where gay couples have been thrown out of cars for kissing. So the Hailo driver decided to put the boot on the other foot …

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A landmark vote in Ireland yesterday resulted in an almost 2 to 1 vote in support of marriage equality with 62% of the 1.9 million voters choosing YES. This significant margin surprised many people as Ireland is a traditionally conservative catholic population. The catholic church led a passionate vote no campaign against marriage equality. After …

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Remember Benjy? He’s the gay Charolais bull from County Mayo, Ireland who was facing the slaughterhouse last year because he showed more interest in other bulls than cows. Thankfully he was spared when The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, along with other LGBT supporters, stumped up the money to buy him. Benjy is now living a …

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Tickets are finally on sale for Sir Elton John’s Australian tour, and the legendary singer has said it may be one of his last. Elt will bring his career-spanning “All The Hits” tour to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on  December 8. “Australia has been one of my favourite countries to tour in ever since my …

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Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro has led thousands of Cubans who marched for LGBT rights and organised a number of ceremonial same-sex weddings this month. Nearly two dozen couples exchanged symbolic vows as they received blessings from religious leaders. The idea of the ceremony was inspired by a mass wedding last …

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Marcus, congratulations on winning Mr Bear QLD during Northern Exposure 2014. It’s been almost 6 months since you took the crown,  how have you enjoyed this time? Thank you. The past 6 months has been one continuous rollercoaster ride of fun, laughter and a chance to meet some truly amazing people throughout our community. I …

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“If someone had told 16-year-old me, ‘You’re going to be singing “Read My Lips” when you’re 41,’ I would’ve laughed in their face,” Melissa Tkautz says. 2015 marks the unstoppable Australian singer and actress’ 25th year in entertainment, after her meteoric rise to fame as Nikki Spencer on local soapie E Street in the early …

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