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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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allowing faith-based institutions to discriminate against staff or clients on the basis of religious belief should be repealed, the Equality Campaign has told the Ruddock religious freedom review.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 …

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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 …

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A Senate committee examining the three-month period marriage law postal survey process has recommended similar public votes on minority human rights issues should not be held again. The committee’s chair, Labor senator Jenny McAllister, tabled the report on Tuesday and while it largely commended the Australian Bureau of Statistics for its facilitation of the vote, …

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Entries are still open for the sexy Mr Sportsman Hotel 2018 contest next month. The annual contest is one of the Sportsman Hotel’s most popular events, and will be held again at the venue on Saturday, March 10. Aside from the glory and bragging rights that come with winning the title of Mr Sporties, there …

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Personal trainer Ricky Devine White has been crowned Mr Gay New Zealand. The 36-year-old from the New Zealand region of Marlborough took home the title in Auckland on Sunday, and said he wants to use the new platform to advocate for LGBTIQ inclusion and equality. “I now can be an ambassador and a voice for …

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