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Marriage equality advocates have applauded changes to federal immigration laws allowing equal treatment for same-sex couples applying for partner visas. The Immigration Department announced on Saturday it had broadened the category of applicants for partner visas to include same-sex couples after marriage equality took effect that day. Under the changes, a person in a same-sex …

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A Maori man has popped the big question to his Aboriginal partner on live TV. Richard Haeata and Robert Stewart were being interviewed on Kawekōrero Reporters about the Australian government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage. “I can’t go down on one knee,” Haeata told Stewart. “But I would love you to marry me, if you …

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The Warwick Rowers are looking for local talent for an Aussie version of their popular fundraising calendar. The rowing team at Warwick University in the UK began shooting nude calendars in 2009 to raise money for their team. As the calendar grew in popularity, the team used profits to found Sport Allies, an advocacy group …

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Upcoming gay romance film Call Me By Your Name has scored three nominations at the 2018 Golden Globes, including nods for both of its top actors. Luca Guadagnino’s critically-acclaimed film scored a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture, it was announced today. Lead actor Timothée Chalamet was also nominated for Best Performance by an …

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Jessica Mauboy will travel to Portugal to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. In 2014, the Australian Idol alum was invited to perform as an interval act at that year’s contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, becoming the first non-European solo artist to do so. And on Monday afternoon, SBS announced she’d return to compete …

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West Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith


Liberal senator Dean Smith has said he’s “chuffed” to be receiving invitations to same-sex weddings in 2018. Smith’s same-sex marriage bill, co-signed by eight other senators, passed its final vote last Thursday amid emotional scenes in the House of Representatives. The senator, who is gay, told PerthNow that he’d been “inundated” with personal stories from …

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HIV prevention advocates have welcomed a $53 million commitment from federal Labor in a bid to end HIV transmission in Australia. The plan draws from a blueprint released by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations in August, which said an extra investment of $32.5 million a year would deliver $82 million worth of savings to …

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Two Perth women are finally able to file for one of Australia’s first same-sex divorces now that Australian marriage equality has come into effect. The couple married at a foreign consulate in Perth in 2015, under the laws of a European country where same-sex marriage was legal. But when they separated, the couple discovered that …

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The folks at the Brisbane Queer Film Festival are hosting a fundraising screening of acclaimed gay indie film “Beach Rats” this Wednesday night. In the film, actor Harris Dickinson stars as 19-year-old Frankie, who spends his days playing handball, smoking weed, and cruising the beach for girls. But at night, he meets up with older …

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Hugh Jackman’s new musical has been a long time in the making. The film, helmed by Australian director Michael Gracey, tells the story of legendary circus showman P.T. Barnum’s rise from poverty-stricken childhood to the launch of his first circus in New York in the mid-1800s. It’s been in development for seven years and will …

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