The moment US skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his partner Matthew Wilkas on live TV before he competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has gone viral. The kiss was screened live on US television and a screenshot the 26-year-old athlete uploaded to his Twitter account has been liked more than 50,000 times. “I didn’t even know …

54

The ABC’s long-awaited LGBTIQ rights telemovie Riot will screen this weekend, as the historic 40th anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations continue. The movie follows key figures who were part of Sydney’s first gay rights activist group CAMP (Campaign Against Moral Persecution) NSW and the landmark protest on June 24, 1978 that would …

50

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become the country’s first leader to march in the annual Auckland Pride parade. Ardern (pictured, centre) cut a rainbow ribbon to officially open the event on Saturday, which reportedly attracted a crowd of between 25,000 and 30,000 people. She said she had participated in the parade numerous times …

50

Boxer Anthony Mundine has claimed his anti-gay rant after leaving reality TV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here was taken out of context. Mundine was filmed saying he believed capital punishment would “deter the problem” of homosexuality, which he said should be “kept behind closed doors, how it used to be.” “If we were …

71

Want to pick up a bargain frock or wig for your next drag or theatre show? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel will hold another of their successful Drag Swap Meets next month. There’ll be a wide range of pre-loved glamorous frocks, fabric, shoes, wigs, jewellery and makeup on offer, as several local drag stars and vendors come …

61

Nearly 100 same-sex couples have been married in Queensland since marriage equality became legal last month. Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said a total of 96 same-sex marriages – almost 20 per week – had been performed across Queensland, and more were scheduled in the coming months. “Australians voted strongly in favour of marriage equality and …

72

A new documentary will follow a group of Indigenous drag queens as they prepare to compete in the inaugural Miss First Nation pageant in the Northern Territory. The drag pageant was held during last year’s Darwin Pride Festival, and saw six Indigenous drag queens from around Australia compete in gruelling challenges – including sewing, lip …

79

A crew of Australian filmmakers are crowdfunding to raise money to make a romantic comedy film for LGBTIQ teens. Ellie, Abbie And Ellie’s Dead Aunt is based on writer-director Monica Zanetti’s stage play of the same name, and will follow 17-year-old Ellie Bowden, who has fallen for her classmate Abbie. All she wants is to …

108

Exemptions in anti-discrimination laws allowing faith-based institutions to discriminate against staff or clients on the basis of religious belief should be repealed, the Equality Campaign has told the Ruddock religious freedom review. The group said in their submission to the review that the cross-party same-sex marriage bill “struck a fair balance and should not be …

81

Christian Schools Australia has defended the ability of religious schools to hire and fire staff based on their adherence to religious codes. In a submission to Philip Ruddock’s review into Australian religious freedom, the group warned that “removing the ability of Christian schools to employ staff who share the school’s values and beliefs would undermine …

86
1 2 3 36