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Australian drag star Courtney Act has won the 21st series of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother in a landslide, winning 49% of the vote out of the five finalists. Leaving the house dressed in a gold mini dress and with her pink hair in a high ponytail, Courtney told host Ema Willis: “I don’t know …

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Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton has quit the organisation to pursue a career in politics at the next federal election. Shelton (pictured), one of the most high-profile “no” campaigners in last year’s marriage postal survey, announced on Saturday he was stepping down after five years as the ACL’s managing director to contest a seat …

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As the Hustlers swing into pre-season preparation, QNews Magazine talks to some senior members about life in Brisbane’s gay-inclusive Rugby team. It hasn’t been the hottest of Brisbane summers, but the humidity is typical. Even now, in the cooling sunset, the air weighs heavy. My ambling stroll is enough draw a little sweat as I …

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Canada has made its national anthem gender-neutral after a bill to change the lyrics passed the country’s Senate. Instead of “True patriot love in all thy sons command,” the line in O Canada will now read: “True patriot love in all of us command”. Introduced by the late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger (pictured), the bill …

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Kylie Minogue has released the music video for her new song “Dancing”. The singer dons cowboy boots, strums a guitar and shows off her line-dancing skills in the clip for the country-influenced lead single from upcoming album Golden. “Life’s all just moments which all join up,” Kylie explained. “Some of them are great, and some …

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Brace yourself for one hell of a birthday bash when Australia’s most spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride paints the town rainbow this March. A sea of glitter is set to shower Oxford St for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday 3 March, as Australia’s biggest pride party raises a glass of bubbly …

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Google has reportedly removed a dating app for gay and bisexual men from the Indonesian version of its online store, as the country’s crackdown on its LGBTI community continues. This month, Indonesian officials pressured the tech giant to pull 73 LGBTI-related applications from the Google Play store. Communications ministry spokesperson Noor Iza confirmed to Agence …

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Sydney Liberal councillor and marriage equality campaigner Christine Forster and her partner Virginia are set to share their upcoming wedding with the whole country. The couple have been engaged for four years, and took an active role in campaigning in last year’s same-sex marriage postal survey. They announced at the time they were planning a …

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Greens senator Janet Rice has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, calling for action against Indonesia for the discrimination of its LGBTI community. Last weekend, police in the Indonesian province of Aceh conducted raids on beauty salons and detained a number of transgender women, forcibly cutting their hair and making them wear male …

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A Grindr user who sued the gay hookup app after an ex-boyfriend impersonated him and allegedly invited hundreds of men to his house and workplace expecting sex has had his lawsuit dismissed. New York man Matthew Herrick alleged in the lawsuit that an ex-partner whom he met on the app in 2015 had created fake …

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