Mary McAleese

Ireland’s former president Mary McAleese will take part in the Dublin Pride march on June 30. The theme for the Pride event is ‘We Are Family’, and she has clearly taken it to heart, saying that most of her extended family plans to attend. McAleese said she would march with her son, Justin, and his …

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Ivar Mountbatten

It’s the royal wedding of the year. Lord Ivar Mountbatten to wed James Coyle It’s no longer about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who walked down the aisle on May 19 at Windsor Castle. Nor is it about the wedding of Celia McCorquodale, Harry’s cousin and a niece of the late Princess Diana, who said …

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Gay Wedding Cake

After 15 years together, Allen Jones and Dits Preece were married at their home in Platte Saline on the tiny island of Alderney on Saturday. It is the first same-sex wedding on the isle after Channel Island voted to legalise marriage equality in October last year, with that decision becoming law last week. Allen and …

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Sophie York

Anti-gay marriage proponent Sophie York will lead Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi’s New South Wales Senate ticket. York was the face of the Marriage Alliance, one of the key lobby groups that argued against the rights of LGBTIQ people during the same-sex marriage debate. In the lead-up to the postal survey to potentially change the …

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Richard Madaleno

Rich Madaleno is an openly gay candidate for Maryland governor has made history by airing the first political TV campaign ad featuring a same-sex kiss. The theme of the ad is “Take that, Trump” which focuses on the actions Madaleno has taken in his General Assembly career that would offend Donald Trump. It portrays him …

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EU Countries Recognise Foreign Same-Sex Marriages

The European Court of Justice has ruled that all European Union member states must recognise the residency rights of married same-sex couples. The case involved Romanian activist Adrian Coman and his American husband Claibourn Robert Hamilton, who had been living in the United States for four years before marrying in Belgium in 2010. When they …

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Troye Sivan

Australian pop star Troye Sivan has announced dates for a tour of North America which will follow the release of his second studio album Bloom at the end of August. The Bloom Tour will kick off in Irving, Texas on September 21 and conclude in Vancouver, Canada on November 8. Sivan has already released several …

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Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A 73-year-old woman’s poignant poem about using gender-neutral pronouns has gone viral on Twitter. The poem, fittingly titled “They”, was written by the elderly aunt of Theo Nicole Lorenz (pictured), a non-binary writer and artist from Minnesota. “My 73-year-old aunt wrote a poem about my pronouns in her church writing group and it’s the sweetest …

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Brendan Leishman

Brendan Leishman, who passed away on April 19, was farewelled in a Celebration of Life ceremony in Cairns last Saturday. A diverse group of people came together to celebrate a man much loved in many communities. Members of the LGBT+ community gathered with Brendan’s partner Dave to remember a man who contributed much to the …

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Coming Out

He’s old and he’s proud – and he’s finally out. For Martin, an 86-year-old photographer, learning to live as his authentic self didn’t have an age limit. He opened up about his decision to come out as gay as part of 5 Gum’s No Regrets online short film series, saying concealing his true identity for …

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