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Thailand’s health ministry has issued a warning over a new “penis whitening” procedure that’s reportedly popular among gay men in the country. A Facebook video by Lelux Hospital’s Skin and Laser clinic detailing the treatment, which breaks down melanin in the skin using lasers, reportedly went viral online with more than 19,000 shares in two …

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The first Queensland couple has tied the knot on the first official day of marriage equality. Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation was passed exactly one month ago and while some couples were granted exemptions, today is the first official day of same-sex ceremonies. Queensland athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan timed their vows so they could …

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Local gay rugby team the Brisbane Hustlers are holding their 2018 Open Day this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, January 13 in New Farm Park in Brisbane from 3:00pm. If you’ve thought about playing Rugby Union but weren’t sure where to begin, the team says the Open Day is the perfect event …

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Actor Craig McLachlan has left the current season of the Rocky Horror Show following multiple accusations of sexual offences against him, the show’s production company announced on Monday. A joint investigation by the ABC and Fairfax Media revealed that three actresses had accused McLachlan of indecent assault while performing as Dr Frank-N-Furter in the production, …

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Tourism operators in Tasmania are pushing for the Apple Isle to become a premier destination for same-sex couples to tie the knot and enjoy their honeymoon. Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality has teamed with the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to launch a social media campaign extolling the virtues of the state. It comes as this …

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced an injection of more than $100 million into national youth mental health services to assist young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety. Mr Hunt said the initiatives receiving the funding would help schools and communities support the mental health and wellbeing of Australian children and respond to …

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Federal Labor has said there are “no plans” to change laws allowing religious schools to fire LGBTI people because of their sexuality. Religious schools are exempt from the federal Sex Discrimination Act in relation to employment and the provision of education in accordance with their beliefs. Similar exemptions exist in state discrimination laws in states …

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By Tom Smith, YHA Australia Marriage equality has finally passed and we’re shining our shoes and clearing our calendars for a wave of fabulous rainbow weddings. But before the nuptials comes the proposal… so where are the most romantic spots around the country to pop the question? Palm Cove (pictured, above) Escape the crowds to …

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Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan are expected to become the first Queensland same-sex couple to legally tie the knot. Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on December 9, and the couple wasted no time giving their required one month’s notice of their intention to wed. They’ll marry as soon as they legally can …

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Australian tennis champion Margaret Court has remained defiant in her opposition to marriage equality. The 24-time Grand Slam winner, who is now a pastor in Perth, told the Herald Sun that same-sex marriage was a “trend” and Australia “will pay” for its decision to legalise it in December. “I think there will be a price …

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