Openly gay country singer Steve Grand has warned that we “can’t forget about the T” in LGBTI. The hunky singer told news website The Daily Beast: “I think now it’s our trans brothers and sisters that we really need to allow to take the lead. We need to listen to them and support them the …

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Congratulations are in order for Senator Penny Wong and her long-term partner Sophie Alloucache who have just welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family. Born in Adelaide on Good Friday, Hannah is the couple’s second child after sister Alexandra’s birth in 2011. Senator Wong took to social media to announce baby Hannah’s arrival, posting …

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For many people, the word community is as inspiring as the aged flaccid elastic on a pair of stained 8 year old faded canary yellow jocks. The reality is though that being part of a community can have a massive impact on your mental health and overall happiness. It can provide a great sense of …

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Certain things are not worth the paper they’re written on – like homophobic literature opposing same-sex marriage. But a paper company in Ireland has come up with an ingenious idea, shredding the anti-gay leaflets and turning them into heart-shaped wedding confetti for same-sex couples. Daintree Paper, in Dublin, has launched the campaign ahead of the …

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Classical music lovers all over Australia will have their eyes firmly fixed on Brisbane throughout April as QPAC hosts the Brisbane Baroque festival. Running 10-18 April, Brisbane Baroque is a nine day celebration of early music and will showcase a wide range of events ranging from a series of free performances of Bach’s great organ …

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An advertisement depicting a couple of girls with their boyfriends watching a movie and snacking on Maltesers. What could possibly be wrong with that? Well, nothing, as it transpires with the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) dismissing complaints that it perpetuated the idea that being gay or male closeness is something to be ridiculed and laughed …

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Former prime minister Julia Gillard has labelled a new Australian Marriage Forum (AMF) advertisement which links her apology for forced adoptions to same-sex parenting as offensive. The ad, aired on the Nine Network, begins with footage of Ms Gillard’s 2013 apology to victims of forced adoptions and then warns that marriage equality would produce a …

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In this long-running Off-Broadway hit, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of Theatres greatest stars and songwriters. Written by Gerard Alessandrini, “Forbidden Broadway” is a cabaret revue, sharply parodying show tunes, characters, and plots of current and contemporary musicals.Some of these spoofs include …

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The Olympic Games are heading to Tokyo in 2020 and officials are keen to avoid the anti-gay controversy that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi games. To ensure that things run smoothly, Japanese politicians have formed a multi-party group to look at LGBT rights both in Japan and internationally. While Japan remains a socially conservative party, LGBT …

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Archbishop of Brisbane Phillip Aspinall has joined the crusade to have Queensland’s “gay panic” murder defence abolished. Speaking after his Easter Sunday mass, Dr Aspinall (pictured) said he supported Catholic priest Father Paul Kelly in his calls for the Homosexual Advance Defence to be removed from Queensland common law. The defence means a murder charge …

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