Pictures of same-sex couples have been censored from a booklet promoting a Catholic event in Dublin which will be attended by the Pope. Pope Francis is expected to attend the World Meeting of Families event in August, a meeting of Catholic activists and preachers that is a keystone in the Church’s global agenda. The booklet …

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South Florida residents Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray have become the first same-sex couple to be legally married at sea on a major cruise line. They tied the knot aboard Celebrity Cruises’ 2850-passenger liner Celebrity Equinox in a ceremony officiated by the vessel’s captain, Dimitrios Manetas. “There are only so many firsts in life, and …

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Indonesian police have raided beauty salons in Aceh province and shamed a group of transgender hairdressers. The women had their heads shaved and were forced to wear men’s clothes in what police say was part of their “coaching” to behave like “real men”. Local Police Chief Ahmad Untung Surianata told the BBC: “We are holding …

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Following a major serve from tennis legend Serena Williams, American player Tennys Sandgren has apologised for a gay club tweet he wrote in 2012. “Stumbled into a gay club last night … my eyes are still bleeding #nooneshouldseethat,” he wrote at the time. The apology came after Williams called on Sandgren to apologise for discriminatory …

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A couple’s dream to marry in 25 countries around the world has sadly come to a premature end. Dutch artist Julian Broom passed away yesterday. A simple post on her wife Fleur Pierets’ Facebook page read: “Julian P. Boom 18.11.1977 – 22.01.2018”. It was accompanied by a moving YouTube video montage of photos and film …

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An HIV positive man can now pursue his dream of becoming a commercial pilot. Anthony (not his real name), from Glasgow, said he was elated that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has now reversed a decision not to grant him a medical certificate. As QNews reported last month, he was hoping to become a pilot …

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A Sydney couple is suing printing company Vistaprint after receiving Satan-themed pamphlets on the eve of their wedding. Stephen Heasley, 31, and Andrew Borg, 39, were married in Pennsylvania last September. They spent weeks designing a wedding program which was to have listed the order of events, members of their wedding party, and lyrics to …

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The majority of Queensland’s transgender community would prefer to have a gender marker on their driver’s licence. That’s the view of Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland president Gina Mather who told QNews she believed 70 per cent of her community would prefer the information had not been removed. Ms Mather (pictured) also was nonplussed by …

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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has confirmed that pop superstar and LGBITQ icon Cher will headline the official 2018 Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, March 3. Described as the Goddess of Pop and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, Cher’s exclusive Australian performance firmly places this year’s Mardi Gras Party as …

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) scrapped gender on all Queensland licences after complaints from the LGBTI community. TMR stopped recording people’s gender and height for all new and renewed licences in October 2016. It said the changes were necessary to make driver’s and marine licences compliant with new anti-discrimination laws. However, an …

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