The president of the Victorian Liberal Party has intervened to shut down a motion calling for parents to be able to access harmful and discredited “gay conversion” therapy for their children. On Sunday, The Age reported a motion that would have called for health practitioners to be allowed “to offer counselling out of same sex …

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The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago’s top court has thrown out the country’s laws criminalising homosexuality. In February last year, activist Jason Jones took the country’s government to court to have two sections of the penal code banning gay sex nullified, claiming they violate his rights to privacy and freedom of expression. On Thursday, …

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A man has sued a New York gym after he claims he saw three men masturbating in the steam room, and management allegedly took no action on his complaint. The alleged victim, referred to in court papers as GB, told the New York Post he was at the Equinox gym in Manhattan in November, relaxing …

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Two AFL Women’s League players from the Fremantle Dockers have announced their engagement. Team captain Kara Donnellan proposed to her partner Ebony Antonio in Bali, where the couple are sharing post-season downtime with friends and teammates, Fairfax Media reported. “Oooop there it is… I finally gave in and put a ring on it!” Donnellan posted …

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Tom Daley’s husband Dustin Lance Black has hit out at a Gold Coast supermarket he says wrongly accused him of shoplifting. The Oscar-winning screenwriter is in Australia to support his partner at the Commonwealth Games, and on Wednesday complained on Twitter that he’d been accused of stealing. “OMG! Was just stopped and accused of shoplifting …

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Australian actor and cabaret star Paul Capsis is set to take to Brisbane’s MELT Festival stage playing one of his personal heroes, Quentin Crisp. The acid-tongued author became a gay icon in the 1970s after the publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, detailed his life in homophobic British Society. From his early years …

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An Indonesian chat show has received a written warning by the country’s broadcasting authority for simply talking about transgender people on air. The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) said it would sanction Brownis Tonight for airing content that “addressed transgender issues.” KPI central commissioner Hardly Stefano said they’d received complaints about two episodes of the program …

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A group of Pacific Island LGBTIQ elders have penned a powerful open letter calling for rugby star Israel Folau to be more respectful amid the furore over his anti-gay social media comment. Folau came under intense criticism for writing a now-deleted comment on Instagram that “God’s plan” for gay people was “hell” unless they “repented …

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A lineup of queer performers took to the stage on Monday night for a special concert supporting LGBTIQ pride at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Brisbane-born drag superstar Courtney Act hosted the “Sparkle in the Sand” concert on the beach at Surfers Paradise as part of the Games’ arts and cultural festival. Courtney (pictured below) …

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Australian tennis champ Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from the sport to spend more time with family. The 33-year-old made the announcement in a video posted to her social media accounts on Tuesday. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now,” she said. “I definitely feel it’s the right time for me …

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