One of the founding members of Brisbane’s LGBTI-inclusive water polo team, the Brisbane Tritons, has been appointed Diversity and Marketing Officer of the state’s peak body Water Polo Queensland (WPQ). Jeremy Archer (pictured) was the club’s first president when the club was created two years ago with the support of the Brisbane Barracudas team and …

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Brisbane’s first queer high school formal will be held next month, after the success of the Sunshine Coast’s inaugural rainbow formal earlier this month. Around 70 students attended the rainbow formal at Sunshine Coast University (pictured), organised by the Sunshine Coast Pride Network and inspired by similar events in Byron Bay and Melbourne. In November, …

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Almost three quarters of eligible Australians have voted in the same-sex marriage postal survey, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimate said on Tuesday. The ABS estimated that 74.5% of enrolled Australians – 11.9 million people – had returned their survey forms by last Friday, up from 67.5 the previous week. “With form scanning now well …

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Australian actor Michael Caton has called on Australians to vote “yes” in the marriage equality postal survey, saying the issue is about allowing everyone in our country to be treated equally before the law. Caton, best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and the classic film The Castle, paid tribute in a …

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has “listened carefully” to criticisms and reversed its decision to appoint Zimbabwe tyrant Robert Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador. The WHO had named Mugabe as a Goodwill Ambassador following a proposal from director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who praised Zimbabwe for its commitments to public health. Dr Ghebreyesus had …

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A Sydney bride and groom were reportedly left fuming after a rally against same-sex marriage was held outside the cathedral where they wed on Saturday. A crowd of around 500 people gathered outside St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday afternoon, preparing to march through the CBD. The couple told the ABC they’d had “no idea” the …

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As the marriage equality debate continues across the country, Brisbane couple Luke Murray and Eric Hofmeister decided they weren’t going to wait any longer. The couple tied the knot last month in front of more than 100 family and friends at a heartfelt ceremony on the shores of Lake Leslie, located west of the regional …

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Pediatricians and children’s health experts say the same-sex marriage debate has harmed children’s health, as they release a new Australian study found children raised in same-sex-parented families do just as well as children raised by heterosexual couple parents. The paper’s authors said they wanted the research to quash “misinformation” about children of same-sex couples that …

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Cory Bernardi has dismissed opinion polls showing a strong lead for the “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey and suggested some respondents in the polls are lying. The Australian Conservatives leader told Sky News he believes people feel pressured by political correctness and were telling pollsters they’d voted “yes” even if they’d voted …

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Steady rain wasn’t enough to deter around 300 marriage equality supporters from marching through Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. The Equality Campaign’s Shirleene Robinson told the crowd gathered at Queen’s Park that the group had seen support for marriage equality all over the state. “We heard from a young gay man in Bundaberg who works as …

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