Red Wine

Same-sex attracted women have higher alcohol and mental health problem rates than heterosexual women but many do not access treatment, a new Australian study has found. The University of Melbourne-led study of 521 same-sex attracted women found that 70 per cent of those aged 18-25 reported problematic alcohol use that exceeded national guidelines, but only …

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Two of the lead actors from ABC TV movie Riot have received Logie nominations for their roles in the gay rights drama. Damon Herriman, who played gay rights activist Lance Gowland, has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Actor category, while actress Kate Box scored a nomination for Most Outstanding Actress for her portrayal of …

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Jordan Bruno

Perth man Jordan Bruno has been crowned Mr Gay World 2018, the first time an Australian has won the competition. Nineteen contestants from around the world took part in the event in Knysna, South Africa at the weekend. The international competition’s stated goal is to find a spokesperson who will push for global equality for …

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Former Australian Christian Lobby director and high-profile “no” campaigner Lyle Shelton will run for a Queensland Senate seat at the next federal election. Lyle Shelton quit as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby in February to join the Australian Conservatives, after leading the unsuccessful “no” campaign in the marriage postal survey last year. Shelton …

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Queer Eye

Netflix has announced makeover show Queer Eye will return for season two on June 15. The massively successful series, a modernised revival of 2000s-era hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, introduced a brand new “Fab Five” – fashion expert Tan France, culture guru Karamo Brown, design expert Bobby Berk, grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness …

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Georgie Stone

Teenage trans activist Georgie Stone has been named the Pride Ambassador for the AFL’s upcoming Pride Game in Melbourne. The 18-year-old, who is this year’s Young Victorian of the Year, said she’s proud to support her team and their commitment to inclusion. “I have been a St Kilda fan pretty much for as long as …

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robert thompson

A Tasmanian man is crowdfunding to raise money to help preserve his home state’s queer history. Robert Thompson said his involvement in the queer community spanned forty years and he began the GoFundMe campaign to help him document Tasmania’s queer scene, particularly during the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. “The focus on much Tasmanian and indeed …

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newborn

An adorable letter that two gay dads wrote to fellow plane passengers in advance of their newborn’s first flight has gone viral online. Former One Direction singer Niall Horan happened to be sitting near the parents on the flight, and he tweeted a photo of the letter he received. “Hi Stranger, My name is Marit,” …

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Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice and partner Penny

Transgender Victorians will now be able to stay married to their partners when they change the gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the Victorian government on Tuesday night. In several states and territories, transgender people must be unmarried if they want to update the sex marker on their birth certificate, essentially requiring …

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Hannah gadsby

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced the date her critically-acclaimed show Nanette will be released to streaming service Netflix. The show, which was intended to be the Tasmanian comedian’s last before taking a break, has instead launched her to international fame thanks to her powerful and fearless take on queerness, isolation, and homophobia. Gadsby describes the …

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