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These 200 LGBTIQ Leaders Say No To The Marriage Plebiscite


The number of hate crimes against British gay, lesbian and bisexual people has risen by 78 per cent in four years, new research from UK group Stonewall has found. The proportion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people who have experienced a hate crime rose from nine per cent in 2013 to 16 per cent in …

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The High Court of Australia has ruled that the month’s same-sex marriage postal survey is constitutional and will go ahead as planned. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will begin mailing out survey forms with the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” from September 12, with all 16 million forms …

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The Brisbane boys from cabaret troupe Briefs Factory are planning a rally in London to support the legalisation of marriage equality in Australia. The London rally will take place on September 12 at the Underbelly Festival in London entertainment district South Bank, the day the Australian Bureau of Statistics will mail the first forms for …

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A marriage equality rally will be held this Sunday in the Brisbane CBD. The High Court began hearings into the validity of the federal government’s same-sex marriage postal survey began on Tuesday, but organisers from Equal Love Brisbane have said that regardless of the outcome a rally will be held to call for marriage equality …

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An Adelaide musician’s musical open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the issue of marriage equality has gone viral on social media. The 22-year-old recorded the song “Dear Malcolm Turnbull” with a group of volunteer musicians and posted it to his Facebook page, where it’s been viewed more than 103,000 times in less than …

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Don’t miss out on tickets to the annual ATSAQ Christmas party at the Sportsman Hotel in Spring Hill in November! The Australian Transgender Association Queensland (ATSAQ) are holding their annual Christmas luncheon at the venue from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, November 25, hosted by Sporties regular Candy Surprise (pictured, centre). ATSAQ president Gina Mather …

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The High Court will today begin hearing a legal challenge to the validity of the federal government’s postal survey on same-sex marriage. There are two groups of challengers – the first is led by Tasmanian Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, PFLAG’s Shelley Argent and Rainbow Families Victoria’s Felicity Marlowe. The second group is the Human Rights …

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A landmark Australian study has found transgender young people are at high risk for suicide and are approximately 10 times more likely than other young Australians to experience serious depression and anxiety. Trans Pathways, by the Telethon Kids Institute, is the largest ever survey conducted into the mental health of Australian trans youth and the …

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Tributes have flowed for terminally ill British journalist Dean Eastmond, who lost his battle with a rare form of tissue cancer. The 21-year-old had been documenting his cancer battle on Twitter, and last month shared the devastating news that he had only weeks to live. Eastmond has told his Twitter followers that the wish at …

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A petition launched to deregister a doctor who appeared in a TV ad for the same-sex marriage “No” campaign has been taken down for breaching host website CommunityRun’s terms and conditions. Sydney GP Dr Pansy Lai was one of three mothers who appeared in the Marriage Coalition advertisement, voicing concerns about the effects of legalising …

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