It’s more than just puppy love. US Olympian Gus Kenworthy has rescued a young dog, which he and his actor boyfriend Matthew Wilkas have named Beemo, from a South Korean meat farm. Posting on Instagram, Kenworthy said: “This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visit to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in …

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Trans-Tasman rivalry is nothing new… but New Zealand has fought back to ensure transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard can lift gold at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Weightlifting New Zealand has shunned claims by its Australian counterpart that Kiwi weightlifter Hubbard should be banned from the Games. Garry Marshall, president of Olympic Weightlifting …

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Thomas the beloved bisexual goose has been laid to rest at his home in Waikanae’s Waimanu Lagoon, north of Wellington. White feathered Thomas, aged about 40, who spent about three decades in the lagoon, had a male black swan called Henry as his life-long mate. They spent about 24 years together before a female black …

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Hollywood star Sally Field deserves another Oscar – for her role as Best Supporting Mum. Field’s son, director Sam Greisman, has a serious crush on figure skater Adam Rippon, who won a US team bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Greisman, 30, revealed on social media that not only did he have a crush …

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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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