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Sydney councillor Christine Forster has given her advice on how to come out as gay to your work colleagues. Speaking on the Thinkergirls podcast, Forster explained to a listener who had started at a new job how to come out as gay to his colleagues. Caller Jason explained he works as an industrial painter and …

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By Marjorie Blowers The Sunshine Coast Pride Network recently celebrated their 11th anniversary with a Family Fun and Fair Day at Quota Park in Nambour on the 28th of April as part of this year’s Pride Festival. The theme of the event “We are One Family”, symbolized the bringing together of our community, to celebrate …

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Carers Queensland has become the first not-for-profit organisation in Queensland to be accredited with the “Rainbow Tick”, a distinction given to businesses in Australia offering a welcoming and safe workplace for people who identify as LGBTI. The Rainbow Tick accreditation is an Australian-first set of standards that is awarded to any organisation, regardless of industry, …

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Australia’s national schools chaplaincy program has received $247 million in funding “on a permanent basis” in the federal budget and will now be tasked with addressing bullying in schools. “We are extending the national schools chaplaincy program on a permanent basis with a special new anti-bullying focus,” the 2018/19 budget papers read. The budget announcement …

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Israel Folau has shared an anti-gay video on social media just a month after his Instagram controversial comment sparked outrage. The controversial rugby union star on Tuesday tweeted a video of a sermon by late American evangelist David Wilkerson. “With great love I wanted to share this video in the hope that people watch it …

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The Northern Territory Government today formally apologised to people convicted under historic laws against consensual homosexual acts. Chief Minister Michael Gunner (pictured) told parliament the apology was not only for the law that “criminalised love and attraction” between same-sex couples until 1983, but for the opportunities stolen from those convicted. “Today is about making right,” …

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Cher has announced her first Australian tour in more than a decade, and her fans are thrilled. This September and October, the singer will be bringing her Here We Go Again Tour to arenas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle, Adelaide and Perth. The tour will kick off at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Wednesday September …

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A group of people leaving Dalston Superstore in London in the early hours of Sunday morning have been injured in an acid attack. The Superstore is a gay bar and cafe within the Hackney borough of the city. Three men — aged 17, 22, and 27 — suffered potentially “lasting” injuries in the attack. A …

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A Melbourne man has been charged with blackmail after he allegedly threatened to “out” a man he met on Grindr if he didn’t pay him money. Timothy Ruge allegedly demanded $1300 from the man he met on the gay hookup app in exchange for not disclosing the man’s activities to a third person, 9 News …

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Long-running Australian soap Home and Away will this week introduce its first gay character in nine years. Ty, played by Western Australian actor Darius Williams, will arrive in Summer Bay this week. The character will be fostered by John and Marilyn, and he’ll become friends with fellow high school student Raffy. Williams recently took to …

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