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Two AIDS Candlelight Memorial events will be be held in the Northern Territory this weekend. Around the world, people come together on the third Sunday in May for memorial services and events to remember those who have died and to push for global action to end HIV/AIDS. The Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council will …

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Players representing every AFL and AFLW team have signed a petition supporting marriage equality to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) today (May 17). The players have partnered with the Equality Campaign to call on footy fans to join them in pledging their support for a change to Australian marriage laws. …

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More than 800 Melburnians attended a candlelight vigil on Tuesday night to stand in solidarity with gay and bisexual men reportedly being persecuted in Chechnya, organisers said. Vigil co-ordinators Adam Pulford and Catherine Barrett said they were overwhelmed with the turnout in Melbourne’s Federation Square, the day before the International Day of Homophobia, Biphobia and …

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A 17-year-old Canberra boy who used gay hookup app Grindr to threaten and extort gay men has been sentenced to six months in youth detention. The boy and three others, including his older brother, were charged after they contacted two men on Grindr and demanded money from them and threatened to expose them as paedophiles. …

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Anja Nissen, the Australian singer competing for Denmark in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has secured a spot in the finals. The Sydney-born 21-year-old is representing her parent’s home country and sang her song “Where I Am” in Eurovision’s second semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Friday morning, Australian time. Anja won The Voice Australia 2014 …

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Anja Nissen, the Australian singer competing for Denmark in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has secured a spot in the finals. The Sydney-born 21-year-old is representing her parent’s home country and sang her song “Where I Am” in Eurovision’s second semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Friday morning, Australian time. Anja won The Voice Australia 2014 …

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The man who hit Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in the face with a lemon meringue pie has been charged with assault, police say. The man, Tony Overheu, said he apologised to Mr Joyce after the stunt at a business breakfast on Tuesday and explained he was protesting against the CEO’s “corporate bullying” on the issue …

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The federal government has blocked a motion moved by the Greens in the Senate to condemn the persecution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Human rights groups claim at least 100 men in the Russian region of Chechnya are being detained because of their sexuality and violently tortured in secret prisons. On Wednesday Victorian …

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The federal government has blocked a motion moved by the Greens in the Senate to condemn the persecution of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Human rights groups claim at least 100 men in the Russian region of Chechnya are being detained because of their sexuality and violently tortured in secret prisons. On Wednesday Victorian …

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The man who made headlines yesterday after hitting Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in the face with a pie yesterday has apologised and explained he was protesting against Joyce’s “corporate bullying” on the issue of marriage equality. In March, Joyce was one of more than 30 high profile Australian CEOs who signed a joint letter urging …

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