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Culture Club frontman Boy George has recorded a cover of The Village People’s classic “YMCA” for a good cause. The singer, who is currently in Australia as a judge on The Voice, partnered with YMCA Australia to reimagine the iconic song for their “Why Not?” campaign to shine a light on youth issues. YMCA Australia …

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State and territory governments have been urged to repeal laws that force married transgender Australians to divorce if they want their birth certificate changed to reflect their gender identity. New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory all require married transgender people to divorce their spouses before their birth certificate can …

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It was ten years ago tomorrow that the first poll showed majority support for marriage equality in Australia. The polling, commissioned by activist group GetUp! and published in June 2007, found that 57 per cent of Australians agreed that gay couples should be allowed to get married, with 37 per cent opposed. On the poll’s …

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Pioneering LGBTI activist Peter Bonsall-Boone was remembered by family and friends at a touching memorial service on Saturday. Bon (pictured, right) passed away last month at age 78 following a battle with cancer. He’s survived by his partner of 50 years, Peter de Waal. Speakers at the funeral service at Ashfield Uniting Church in Sydney …

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Queensland’s LGBTI and inclusive water polo team the Brisbane Tritons will be hosting a Pride Water Polo Challenge against their interstate rivals in Fortitude Valley on July 1. The competition will bring together the Tritons’ rivals the Sydney Stingers and the Melbourne Surge as well as Australia’s brand new inclusive water polo team, the Perth …

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With a week of performances of their hilarious farce “Noises Off” to go, the folks at Queensland Theatre have offered QNews readers the chance to see it for only $20 per ticket. The new production of the classic farce by playwright Michael Frayn, directed by Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Sam Strong, is a frenetic comedy …

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The permanent art installation celebrating the LGBTIQ community at New Farm’s Neighbourhood Centre is set to be repaired after recent vandalism. The artwork was created by Lismore artist Karl de Waal in 2014 to celebrate the spirit and diversity of Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community. Earlier this month, vandals removed a copper plaque that contained meaningful “words …

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Ana Brnabic has become the first gay female prime minister of Serbia in a milestone for the nation. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced on Thursday he had nominated Brnabic to succeed him and gave her the mandate to form a new government, Serbian news agency B92 reported. “If elected in parliament, I will run the …

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Federal senators have joined forces to support a motion calling for stronger international action against the persecution of LGBTI people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The motion, put forward by Liberal Senator Dean Smith and Labor Senator Penny Wong on Thursday, welcomed the Australian Government’s repeated expressions of concern to the Kremlin about the …

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Liberal MP Warren Entsch has said he expects the Coalition party room to discuss marriage equality again “very shortly,” and all he wants is the opportunity to vote. The north Queensland MP (pictured, right) is a strong supporter of marriage equality and has repeatedly called for a free vote on the issue in parliament. Pointing …

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