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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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The first same-sex couples will be able to get married under Australian law from early January. Following Thursday’s historic marriage equality vote, Governor-General Peter Cosgrove signed off on the laws on Friday, which was the final step allowing marriage equality to officially start on Saturday, December 9. This means the first weddings could happen from …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It took a long time, but on Thursday Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign, which saw attacks on rainbow families and communities. It left many …

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The Equality Campaign has thanked the Australian people and congratulated the parliament for passing the same-sex marriage bill into law on Thursday afternoon. This bill ensures every LGBTI Australian will now be treated equally with the same dignity and respect as their fellow Australians and will be able to marry the person they love. We …

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Australia’s ambassador to France, Brendan Berne, proposed to his longtime partner just hours after the parliament passed marriage equality yesterday. “HE SAID YES!” Brendan Berne wrote on social media alongside a video of the proposal to Thomas Marti in Paris. In the video he says, “As ambassador to France, this is a great day for …

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