These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Over 10 glorious days in September, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers shines as Australia’s most beautiful event. And this year there’s exactly 176,030 reasons why – that’s how many seedlings and bulbs will bloom between September 21 and 30, creating the spectacular canvas that is just part of this incredible event. It’s one that has …

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Inner City Legal Centre

Transgender people in Sydney will soon be able to access a range of free legal advice with the opening of Australia’s first legal service dedicated to issues affecting them. The not-for-profit Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) has teamed with law firm Dentons to launch a pilot of the Transgender Legal Service on September 10. The …

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closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

HIV experts have welcomed the state government’s removal of AIDS as a monitored disease in Queensland, but have warned of upcoming challenges in HIV prevention and treatment. Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said on Tuesday new regulation changes will see AIDS removed from the state’s notifiable conditions schedule, to shift the focus to ending HIV. …

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Fifteen countries have come together to press Russia on what the country is doing to stop the persecution of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported last year that men had been abducted and tortured as part of an alleged “gay purge,” which has been repeatedly denied …

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Dragons Singer Dan Reynolds

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has slammed Eminem for using a gay slur in the lyrics of a track featured on his new album. The rapper released new album Kamikaze on Friday morning without warning and surprising fans. But Eminem drew criticism for calling fellow rapper Tyler, the Creator a “faggot” on the track Fall, …

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Father Rod Bower

The New South Wales priest who became a social media sensation for his thought-provoking church billboards has shared the heartbreaking story behind his viral message backing LGBTIQ rights. Father Rod Bower created the sign that read “Dear Christians. Some ppl are gay. Get over it. Love God.” outside the Gosford Anglican Church on New South …

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AFL umpire rainbow flags

By Erik Denison, Monash University “I was happy to fill out your survey, mate, but I hate to tell you, I don’t think you’ll find much discrimination in rugby; I think you may need to study a different sport.” You might think this is not what a researcher, examining how to end homophobic language in sport;  …

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Austrian Flag James Cridland Flickr

An Iraqi man has had his application for asylum rejected because authorities in Austria claimed he was “too girlish” to believably be gay. Austrian media quoted officials in the country’s Styria region as saying the 27-year-old asylum seeker was acting “like a girl” and his sexuality was therefore “not believable,” BBC News reported. The officials …

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