The Australian Water Polo League’s annual Pride Cup event will return to Brisbane next month. The Pride Cup was first held in Melbourne two years ago to promote inclusion and diversity in national water polo, and last year was hosted by our local LGBTI-inclusive team the Brisbane Tritons for the first time. Local team the …

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Marriage equality campaigners have revealed the shocking extent of the anti-gay abuse they received during last year’s marriage law postal survey. In a submission to a Senate inquiry looking at the process of the postal survey, including the government’s protections against offensive material and behaviour, The Equality Campaign included numerous examples of the abusive messages …

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Long-running Australian soap Home and Away will introduce a gay character later this year. Actor Ray Meagher, who plays the Channel Seven soap’s iconic character Alf, has teased in an interview that a new gay male character is on the way. Asked whether he’d like to see a gay character introduced to Home and Away …

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Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton has quit the organisation to pursue a career in politics at the next federal election. Shelton (pictured), one of the most high-profile “no” campaigners in last year’s marriage postal survey, announced on Saturday he was stepping down after five years as the ACL’s managing director to contest a seat …

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Kylie Minogue has released the music video for her new song “Dancing”. The singer dons cowboy boots, strums a guitar and shows off her line-dancing skills in the clip for the country-influenced lead single from upcoming album Golden. “Life’s all just moments which all join up,” Kylie explained. “Some of them are great, and some …

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Google has reportedly removed a dating app for gay and bisexual men from the Indonesian version of its online store, as the country’s crackdown on its LGBTI community continues. This month, Indonesian officials pressured the tech giant to pull 73 LGBTI-related applications from the Google Play store. Communications ministry spokesperson Noor Iza confirmed to Agence …

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Sydney Liberal councillor and marriage equality campaigner Christine Forster and her partner Virginia are set to share their upcoming wedding with the whole country. The couple have been engaged for four years, and took an active role in campaigning in last year’s same-sex marriage postal survey. They announced at the time they were planning a …

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Melbourne’s Art Simone has been crowned Drag Performer of the Year at the inaugural Melbourne Drag Awards last weekend. Held at Vau d’vile Drag Cabaret Restaurant, the ceremony announced a series of Victorian drag winners as decided by an online public vote and a panel of judges. “I was so honoured and flattered to be …

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Shania Twain has announced an Australian tour for later this year, her first shows here in almost two decades. Last year Shania released her first album in 15 years, titled Now, topping charts again in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Shania announced on Thursday she’ll perform a string of concerts across Australia …

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Greens senator Janet Rice has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, calling for action against Indonesia for the discrimination of its LGBTI community. Last weekend, police in the Indonesian province of Aceh conducted raids on beauty salons and detained a number of transgender women, forcibly cutting their hair and making them wear male …

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