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The 38-year-old man Tasmanian Police have charged with headbutting former prime minister Tony Abbott has said the incident had “nothing to do with marriage equality.” On radio station 3AW on Thursday, Abbott alleged he was walking from the office of a Tasmanian newspaper to his hotel in Hobart when a man wearing a “vote yes” …

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Five mental health groups have joined forces in the campaign for marriage equality, claiming up to 3000 youth suicide attempts a year could be prevented by a “yes” vote. Mental health service providers have reported the divisive same-sex marriage postal survey campaign has led to a spike in demand for their services. The five groups …

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Gay and transgender Tasmanians with historical homosexual convictions will have them expunged after landmark legislation passed the state’s Upper House. On Wednesday the Legislative Council unanimously passed the government’s Expungement of Historical Offences Bill, first introduced in April. It would allow a person charged with a historical homosexual or cross-dressing offence to apply to have …

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A Melbourne woman said she has found more than a dozen unopened same-sex marriage postal survey form envelopes dumped behind her carport in the suburb of Brunswick. Kerry Ford showed Fairfax Media the stash of 17 letters, addressed to houses in surrounding streets, that she found after she returned home from a holiday this week. …

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The AFL temporarily changed its logo at the front of its headquarters on Wednesday to read “Yes” in a show of support for marriage equality. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said it was important for the organisation to have a strong stance on the issue. “We are committed to equality and diversity and we support the …

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“Yes” campaigners have crowdfunded more than $5600 to fly an enormous rainbow banner over Sydney in response to the “no” campaign’s sky-written message last weekend. “Be part of the movement to get the ‘vote yes’ message into our beautiful sky,” organiser Jay Haurat wrote on the GoFundMe page. “We will be having a huge rainbow …

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A gay Q&A audience member speaking about marriage equality has challenged a government MP’s view that a “no” vote in the same-sex marriage postal survey doesn’t equate to discrimination. Australian-born Chinese man Alexander Lau appeared on the ABC program on Monday night and told the panel: “I’m a gay Australian-born Chinese man. My mother holds …

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Margaret Court has returned serve to a Perth tennis club that has voted to dump her as vice-patron. Cottesloe Tennis Club members recently voted against Court’s re-election, a move which the tennis legend slammed as being “politically motivated”. “I think it’s sad. You don’t have the freedom of speech today to really defend yourself,” she …

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A new English-subtitled trailer for the biopic of legendary gay artist Tom of Finland has been released. The film follows the life of the man behind the iconic gay artwork, Touko Laaksonen, who returned home to Finnish capital Helsinki after serving in World War II, only to find widespread persecution of homosexual men. Touko conducted …

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An ad from Australian Marriage Equality stole the show during Thursday night’s finale of Channel Ten reality show The Bachelor. The ad urged Australia’s to vote yes ‘for every Bachelor and Bachelorette’ and featured real wedding footage contributed by members of the LGBTI community set to a cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. …

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