Tourism operators in Tasmania are pushing for the Apple Isle to become a premier destination for same-sex couples to tie the knot and enjoy their honeymoon. Tasmanians United for Marriage Equality has teamed with the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania to launch a social media campaign extolling the virtues of the state. It comes as this …

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Out news and weather anchor Blaine Stewart has created a Twitter storm with a humorous post as parts of the US are being battered by snow and freezing conditions. Arctic conditions have been sweeping across parts of the country – with a low of -45F being recorded in Minnesota. Stewart, of WKTR 3 News in …

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If everything goes to script, David will pop the question to Aaron in an upcoming episode of the long-running soap Neighbours. David, feeling bad for turning down Aaron’s offer to move in, decides to prove his love by proposing to Aaron while dressed as Cupid, complete with feathery wings and a bow and arrow. However, …

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The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has backed a rule change that would allow an HIV positive man to become a commercial airline pilot.

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There’s no point crying over spilt milk. But that’s not the reason why dairy farmer Jason Smith was shedding some tears while milking the cows last week. He was overcome with emotion as he listened live to the marriage equality bill passing in Parliament on his headphones. “I just got this feeling of being equal …

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A Maori man has popped the big question to his Aboriginal partner on live TV. Richard Haeata and Robert Stewart were being interviewed on Kawekōrero Reporters about the Australian government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage. “I can’t go down on one knee,” Haeata told Stewart. “But I would love you to marry me, if you …

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It took some 56 hours of debate in parliament, but a lot longer for marriage equality advocates such as Parents and Friends Of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national spokeswoman Shelley Argent. When parliament finally voted to legalise same-sex marriage tonight, it was the end of a long road. Ms Argent (pictured), a long-time advocate for …

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He’s 99 not out, but Holocaust survivor Wolfgang Lauinger has been bowled over after being denied compensation. Lauinger was forced to spend at least five months of 1950 in prison, detained because of a homophobic 1871 law which became strictly enforced under the Nazis. Earlier this year, Germany’s cabinet backed a bill to clear men …

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HIV researchers and advocacy groups want Australia to fast-track the approval of home-testing kits as part of the effort to reduce the spread of the virus. The kits have been available online for several years but have yet to be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. New research has found the kits could be especially …

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Deputy state coroner Elaine Truscott has delivered an open finding at the inquest into the death of Matthew (Matt) Leveson. Leveson, 20, went missing in 2007 and was last seen leaving ARQ nightclub in Sydney with his boyfriend, then 45-year-old Michael Atkins. Matt’s parents, Mark and Faye Leveson, who the inquest was told believe Atkins …

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