Ireland has made it into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and the contest’s queer fans are loving the country’s 2018 performance. Irish singer Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s onstage performance of the song “Together” included a gay couple dancing together onstage. O’Shaughnessy told a Eurovision press conference, “My only intention was to help people see that …

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Anti-Safe Schools campaigner Marijke Rancie has been elected as a delegate within the Victorian branch of the Liberal party. Rancie featured in the Coalition For Marriage’s “It’s Ok to Vote No” ad campaign during last year’s marriage postal survey and is a high-profile opponent of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. The Victorian mother posts on …

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Sydney councillor Christine Forster has given her advice on how to come out as gay to your work colleagues. Speaking on the Thinkergirls podcast, Forster explained to a listener who had started at a new job how to come out as gay to his colleagues. Caller Jason explained he works as an industrial painter and …

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Memorials will be held around Australia on May 20 to remember the lives of those lost to AIDS and call for a future free of HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Every year, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for …

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Spoiler Alert The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is officially underway, with the first 10 countries going through to the grand final this morning. Host Joel Creasey is joining Myf Warhurst in host country Portugal for their second year of Eurovision commentary, and he suggests punters back home line up “food, a wind machine, and a …

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HIV/AIDS advocates have welcomed the inclusion of $180 million in last night’s federal budget to fund the HIV prevention medication PrEP. PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a once-daily pill that has been found to be up to 99% effective at reducing the risk of HIV transmission in HIV-negative people, in conjunction with other …

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Israel Folau has shared an anti-gay video on social media just a month after his Instagram controversial comment sparked outrage. The controversial rugby union star on Tuesday tweeted a video of a sermon by late American evangelist David Wilkerson. “With great love I wanted to share this video in the hope that people watch it …

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Cher has announced her first Australian tour in more than a decade, and her fans are thrilled. This September and October, the singer will be bringing her Here We Go Again Tour to arenas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth. The tour will kick off at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday September …

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A Melbourne man has been charged with blackmail after he allegedly threatened to “out” a man he met on Grindr if he didn’t pay him money. Timothy Ruge allegedly demanded $1300 from the man he met on the gay hookup app in exchange for not disclosing the man’s activities to a third person, 9 News …

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Long-running Australian soap Home and Away will this week introduce its first gay character in nine years. Ty, played by Western Australian actor Darius Williams, will arrive in Summer Bay this week. The character will be fostered by John and Marilyn, and he’ll become friends with fellow high school student Raffy. Williams recently took to …

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