A gay Christian has stopped off in New Zealand on his mission to break an epic world record. Mikah Meyer, 31, is paying tribute to his late father by attempting to be the youngest person to visit all 417 American national parks, aiming to beat current record holder Allen Hogenaeur, who finished at age 39 …

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A Winnipeg couple has hit another roadblock in an ongoing 40-year battle to have their marriage legally recognised. Chris Vogel and Richard North were married in a Unitarian church in 1974, but what is now the Manitoba Statistics Agency refused to register the marriage because they were both men. At the time, they were only …

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Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have announced they are expecting a baby. The Olympic diving champion, 23, and his filmmaker husband, 43, confirmed the happy news with Valentine’s Day Instagram photos. Tom shared a snap of the couple cosying up for the camera while holding an ultrasound scan, before Dustin shared a similar photo …

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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has been cleared to play in state and territory women’s leagues in 2018, as the AFL finalises its gender diversity policy for the national league. Mouncey has issued a lengthy statement on Twitter and also posted a YouTube video. In welcoming the decision, she said it would be “highly inappropriate” to …

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A prestigious Toowoomba girls’ school has welcomed its first transgender student. The Glennie School principal Kim Cohen wrote to parents to inform them of the news, The Chronicle reports. Mrs Cohen (pictured above) had hoped to give the student “time to settle before informing the community of her situation” to allow for people to get …

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Online printing company Vistaprint says a mix-up, not an act of malice, was responsible for religious pamphlets instead of wedding programs being sent to a same-sex couple on the eve of their nuptials. Stephen Heasley, 31, and Andrew Borg, 39, ordered programs last year from Vistaprint for their wedding in Pennsylvania. They instead received a …

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Transgender AFL player Hannah Mouncey’s sporting future has become a political football. Mouncey, who has played in the ACT women’s league after beginning her gender transition in 2015, met with league officials last week as they contemplate her latest application to play in Victoria. Mouncey arrived at AFL House in Melbourne seeking answers about her …

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“I now declare you partners, soul mates and lovers for life.” Christine Forster and Virginia Edwards thought it might never happen – but it did, in Sydney on Friday. And sitting in the front row was Christine’s brother, former prime minister Tony Abbott, who spent years campaigning against same-sex marriage. Christine and her long-term partner …

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Australian drag star Courtney Act has won the 21st series of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother in a landslide, winning 49% of the vote out of the five finalists. Leaving the house dressed in a gold mini dress and with her pink hair in a high ponytail, Courtney told host Ema Willis: “I don’t know …

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Canada has made its national anthem gender-neutral after a bill to change the lyrics passed the country’s Senate. Instead of “True patriot love in all thy sons command,” the line in O Canada will now read: “True patriot love in all of us command”. Introduced by the late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger (pictured), the bill …

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