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Police have confirmed human remains found in bushland south of Sydney do belong to murdered man Matthew Leveson. New South Wales Police searching remote bushland in the Royal National Park found human remains on Wednesday last week. The remains were tested for DNA and on Sunday were confirmed to belong to Matthew Leveson, who went …

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Thirty singers, actors and entertainers have penned touching “love letters” to the LGBTQ community to mark the start of Pride Month in the US. Former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes wrote in his letter, published by Billboard.com, that he had eliminated “the shame I felt about being who I truly was” and reflected on the …

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Out tennis champion Martina Navratilova has blasted tennis legend Margaret Court as a “homophobe” and called for her name to be removed from the arena named after her. But transgender Australian of the Year winner Cate McGregor has said such a move would be a mistake. Following her recent Qantas boycott, Margaret Court gave an …

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The grieving parents of Sydney man Matthew Leveson have laid flowers at the site where remains that likely belong to their son were found. Mark and Faye Leveson never gave up on finding Matthew after he went missing in September 2007. “We’ve had to fight for nine-and-a-half years to get to this day, to bring …

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Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court’s stance against marriage equality, as more of Court’s “hateful and ignorant” comments surface. Dellacqua, who has two young children with former touch football player Amanda Judd, said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her …

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Western Australian Liberal Senator Dean Smith has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to explain Australia’s response to the reported violence of gay men in Chechnya. Senator Smith queried Dr Lachlan Strahan from DFAT during a Senate Estimates hearing in the parliament on Wednesday. Dr Strahan told the committee the information about …

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Police have uncovered what appear to be human remains in a search for missing Sydney man Matthew Leveson. New South Wales Police confirmed that on Wednesday afternoon they found what they believe to be human remains in remote bushland in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney. The remains will be examined by experts to …

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Andy Murray, the current world No. 1 tennis player, has responded to the controversy around tennis legend Margaret Court’s Qantas boycott. Court, a vehement opponent of marriage equality, sparked a furore last week when she announced she would stop flying Qantas in protest of the airline’s advocacy for the reform. Murray told a press conference …

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Entertainer Olivia Newton-John has announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. Olivia’s team explained on Facebook she was “reluctantly” postponing US tour dates to undergo treatment after back pain was found to be breast cancer returning and metastasizing to a bone in her lower back. “In addition to natural wellness …

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Troye Sivan says his new single “There For You” is an ode to his fans. “When your tears fall down your pillow like a river, I’ll be there for you,” the 21-year-old sings on the chorus of “There For You”, a new collaboration with Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. “When you’re screaming but they only hear …

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