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Don’t boss me around – if I choose to wear make-up I will. That’s what 20-year-old Scott Laplanche told his employer in West Yorkshire after they told him he needed to remove his make-up while at work. Scott believes the edict from Currys PC World is discriminatory given that his female colleagues “wear more make-up …

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Drag reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race has scored eight Emmy nominations this year. The nominations include Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, as well as nods for costumes, makeup and hairstyling. RuPaul is also nominated for Outstanding Host of a Reality Program. “I want to thank the academy for honoring the …

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Icelandic band Sigur Ros have unveiled the pro-equality t-shirts they plan to sell at Margaret Court Arena, to hit back at the tennis legend’s recent anti-gay comments. Sigur Ros (pictured) is touring Australia this month and will play the Melbourne venue on July 27. The band, whose frontman Jónsi Birgisson is openly gay, announced last …

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LGBTI parents-to-be have been invited to attend a free information night in Spring Hill in Brisbane next week. Two experts on same-sex parenting will address the forum at the Watkins Medical Centre in Spring Hill to give prospective parents insight into their journey ahead to parenthood and give them valuable advice on some of the …

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The Brisbane Festival is set to explode across the city this September, with a thrilling 22-day lineup of theatre, music, dance, circus, cabaret, opera, film and visual art. This year’s festival will host more than 60 events – with many free to view and many exclusive to Queensland – at venues across the city including …

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The European country of Malta has voted to legalise marriage equality in its parliament. The country’s marriage laws will be changed to replace words such as “husband” and “wife” with the gender-neutral “spouse,” and the terms “mother” and “father” were also made gender-neutral, the BBC reported. Only one of 67 parliamentarians in the staunchly Catholic …

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The Queensland Government has put out a call for nominations for the state’s LGBTI Roundtable for 2017. The Roundtable will comprise ten representatives from around the state who will discuss issues impacting on Queensland’s LGBTI community and provide feedback on government policies, strategies and programs, Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said. She encouraged nominations from diverse …

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News Corp’s Daily Telegraph newspaper has copped a backlash for appearing to list being same-sex attracted as a health problem in its Wednesday edition. The article was headlined “Fat chance of being healthy” and “Young Aussies only have themselves to blame” and reported on the findings of a New South Wales Government report on young …

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A sequel to lesbian-themed favourite The L Word is in development, according to reports. Co-creator Ilene Chaiken will executive produce the new series and original stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moenig, and Leisha Hailey will executive produce as well as appear on the series as their characters Bette, Shane and Alice if the project moves forward, …

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A 78-year-old gay man and a 13-year-old gay boy have sat down together and talked about growing up as gay males, decades apart. In the video, produced by YouTubers duo Trent & Luke in collaboration with London Pride, the two Brits compare their experiences coming out in two very different times. 13-year-old Louis talks about …

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