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Queensland police officers who identify as LGBTI have shared their stories of coming out and acceptance in a powerful video. Titled “It Gets Better”, the 10-minute video features around a dozen male and female officers from across the state discussing their sexuality, their experiences of coming out, and their experiences being an LGBTI person in …

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Marriage equality campaigners have welcomed the Australian Electoral Commission’s announcement that there are more Australians on the electoral roll than ever before ahead of next month’s marriage postal survey. More than 16 million Australians are enrolled and eligible to participate in next month’s marriage postal survey, the largest electoral roll since Federation, the Australian Electoral …

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Author Ian Byford has revealed Cairns’ hidden gay past in his new book Passing Glances, which explores the local LGBTI community from the city’s establishment in 1876 until statewide homosexual law reform in 1990. “Gays hid from history for fear of draconian laws which threatened 14 years’ jail with hard labour for homosexual acts between …

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A church in Melbourne has backed marriage equality and said that it wants to be the first church in the country to marry a same-sex couple. St Michael’s Uniting Church posted photos to its Facebook of a large rainbow sign they’ve put outside reading “MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES”. The church’s executive minister Reverend Ric Holland (pictured) …

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Wear It Purple Day Photo

Everyone is encouraged to incorporate purple into their dress this Friday, August 25, for the seventh annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day. Since 2010, the Wear It Purple movement has shown solidarity with LGBTI young people by standing against bullying and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality at school, university and in the workplace. On …

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Magda Szubanski has shared a heartbreaking story of inequality as she urged Australians to enrol to vote in the same-sex marriage survey before the August 24 deadline. Five years after she came out on Channel Ten’s The Project, Szubanski returned to the show to give a powerful speech about the effects Australia’s delay to legislate …

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Thor star Chris Hemsworth has backed marriage equality ahead of tonight’s deadline to enrol to vote on the issue. “Dear open minded, free speaking, laid back, life loving Aussies,” the 34-year-old wrote on his Instagram. “Marriage is about love and commitment and, in a country based on equal citizenship, it should be available to everyone! …

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has confirmed it will provide a paperless option for specific groups of people to vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey. This will include Australians who are “overseas or who cannot reasonably receive their material via post”. The ABS said in a statement that the paperless option would also extend …

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Drag kings and drag queens from across Australia are set to compete in a series of gruelling challenges during the outback Broken Heel Festival’s “So You Think You Can Drag” competition. Hosted by 2016’s Queen Of Broken Heel Shelita Buffet and Christina Knees-Up, the event will put the group of performers through their paces as …

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Ian Thorpe and his boyfriend Ryan Channing are hoping to get as many Australians enrolled to vote in favour of same-sex marriage as possible. In a cute PSA created by Australian Marriage Equality, Thorpie reminds everyone that they can update their details faster than speedo-clad Ryan can swim two lengths of the pool. “Every Australian …

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