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Read the apology in full below Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has apologised to the LGBTI people convicted under the state’s unjust laws against homosexuality. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1990, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and ability …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged by LGBTI advocates to take stronger action to stop the horrific violence against LGBTI people in Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, with several men reportedly dead. …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged by LGBTI advocates to take stronger action to stop the horrific violence against LGBTI people in Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, with several men reportedly dead. …

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A Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson has awkwardly dodged questions about the reported abduction and persecution of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in several secret prisons in Chechnya. Chechen leader Ramzan …

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Western Australia’s LGBTI community has welcomed the endorsement of marriage equality from two more of the state’s local councils. On Wednesday night, both the City of Fremantle and City of Bayswater passed motions to officially support marriage equality and call on the Federal Government to enact the change with a respectful debate and free vote. …

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The actor who played Games of Thrones’ gentle giant Hodor has said he wants to fight for marriage equality in his home of Northern Ireland. Kristian Nairn played the character in the hit HBO series until his heartbreaking death last season. The actor told the Belfast Telegraph that Northern Ireland’s failure to pass same-sex marriage …

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The horrific reports claiming gay men are being detained and tortured in a secret prison in the Russian region of Chechnya have outraged the world. And openly gay actor Alan Cumming has taken to social media to deliver a strong message to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. “We know that gay men in your country are …

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Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has said he wants to see more “balanced” media reporting on people in “gay relationships who have then gone into straight relationships,” but denies he suggested being gay is a choice. On Tuesday Sky News host Samantha Maiden asked: “So do you personally believe that gays and lesbians can pull …

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Home-sharing company Airbnb has thrown their support behind the push for marriage equality in Australia. The company’s new “Until We All Belong” campaign calls on Australians to show their support for the reform by wearing an “acceptance ring” until marriage equality is made legal. The matte black metal ring (pictured) has been designed by jeweller …

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Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have launched a campaign to “give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a backbone” in a new push for a free vote on marriage equality. The campaign calls on supporters of marriage equality to send emails to Mr Turnbull urging him “to grow a backbone and show leadership by …

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