Lady Gaga had hit out at US President Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence during a concert in Las Vegas last weekend. Gaga stopped during Million Reasons at her Vegas residency show Enigma to call out both leaders for the government shutdown and Pence’s anti-LGBTIQ views. “If the fucking president of the United …

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More than 1300 same-sex couples have wed in Queensland since same-sex marriage ceremonies could legally be held just over one year ago on January 9, 2018. According to data released by the state government to the 12 month milestone, a total of 1330 same-sex marriages have been registered across Queensland one year on. “Marriage celebrants …

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New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham has said that if elected at the upcoming New South Wales state election he will introduce legislation to make it harder for transgender people to affirm their gender. Latham said in a policy announcement this week that legislation banning “transgender self-identification” was needed because people were changing …

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Mature Women

Community group Lesbians Incorporated is offering grants of up to $1000 each for projects around the country that support lesbians and queer women. Lesbians Inc is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that advocates for and supports all lesbians and queer women including those who are transgender, non-binary, bisexual, queer or asexual. Since 2000, the group has …

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Amnesty International Australia has called on the federal government to condemn Chechnya’s “gay purge” and demand Russia act against new reports of LGBTIQ persecution in the region. Local activists earlier this week warned of a “new wave” of arrests and violence against gay Chechens, after the country’s “gay purge” first triggered global outcry in 2017. …

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Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium has announced that a DNA test has revealed their gay penguin couple Sphen and Magic are foster dads to a baby girl. Last October, the penguin duo went viral when aquarium staff announced they were an item and had become inseparable ahead of breeding season. After the couple practiced with a …

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Australian musos Tania Doko, Ella Hooper and Alfie Arcuri have been named as the final three contestants competing to represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Alfie won The Voice Australia in 2016 and is no stranger to Brisbane audiences, with performances at Brisbane’s Big Gay Day last year and the Sparkle in the …

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The new season of reality show Married At First Sight won’t feature a same-sex wedding because of a lack of LGBTIQ applicants, Channel Nine has said. More than 10,000 desperate singles applied but only around 20 of them were LGBTIQ Australians, meaning producers struggled to find same-sex couples to be paired by the show’s trio …

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Melbourne gay nightclub Poof Doof has apologised for a brief once given to their photographers that instructed them to exclude certain body types and women from the venue’s photos. The brief for the club’s photographers caused outrage when screenshots of the document emerged on social media on Wednesday. “Photos are only to be taken [of] …

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Nearly two thirds of gay dads report face social stigma from relatives, neighbors, service staff and other LGBTIQ people, according to new research. The survey of 732 gay dads in 47 US states was conducted by researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics and found 63.5 percent of respondents reported experiencing stigma because of being …

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