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UPDATED A business owner has stood by her decision to sack a staff member who backed the “no” campaign in the same-sex marriage postal survey. Madlin Sims, who runs a children’s party entertainment company in Canberra, said the contractor had posted a photo to Facebook with a frame around it which said “It’s OK to …

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A new study has uncovered disturbing numbers of Australian LGBTI people have been victims of “revenge porn,” the non-consensual sharing of explicit photos or videos online. In the Australian-first study by Melbourne’s RMIT and Monash universities, about one-fifth of the 4274 people surveyed had an explicit photo taken of them without their consent. The survey …

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

Photos of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a young man have sent the Internet into a frenzy. The 45-year-old made headlines when he became the first sitting Prime Minister in the country to march in his country’s pride parade, but it seems he’s been making people swoon for a lot longer than that. A …

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Cine Latino Film Festival Gael Garcia Bernal -Neruda Film

The most exciting sights, sounds and stories to be born from the finest Latin American cinema will be on display for all to see at the Cine Latino Film Festival at Palace Cinemas in Brisbane from Friday, August 12. The first national festival dedicated to exploring the diversity of Latin American cinema, Cine Latino will …

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Brisbane City Hall Group

Australian Marriage Equality are hosting a free election campaign workshop this Sunday at the Redcliffe Cultural Centre. “Marriage equality is a simple issue of fairness and equality. AME is holding a workshop in the electorate of Petrie so community members can get involved in the campaign, ask questions and share their stories on why marriage …

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Michael Quinn will appear in the US Federal Court in Los Angeles on Friday charged with attempted child sex trafficking, which carries a minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of life without parole. Michael John Quinn was also charged with one count of travelling to the US for the purpose of engaging in illicit …

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Tickled Documentary

Tickling, to some, is a fairly innocuous activity. But to others it’s form of foreplay. New Zealand-based entertainment reporter David Farrier says he was surfing the internet a couple of years ago when he encountered an advertisement looking for men aged between 18-24 to enter a “competitive endurance tickling contest” in Los Angeles. If selected …

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Foods From The Fire Festival with Poster

Looking to spend a Saturday afternoon in a glorious food coma, surrounded by the aroma of barbecued meats and being entertained by music, magic and fire dancers? Head along to the Food from the Fire Festival at Fortitude Valley’s Jubilee Hotel on Saturday, May 28 from 11am-8pm and you’ll find all that and more! ENTRY IS …

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“Equality is not negotiable in Victoria.” With those words, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the establishment of a multi-million-dollar Pride Centre in Melbourne. The Victorian Government has pledged $15 million towards the centre which, its says, will rival San Francisco’s LGBTI Community Centre, showcasing LGBTI art and history as well as housing free advisory, health and …

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PFLAG China Wants Gay Men To Stop Marrying Women

The Chinese branch of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has recently begun a social media campaign urging gay Chinese men not to enter into sham marriages with straight women. The campaign comes after recent Chinese media articles revealed the difficulties that ‘tongqi’ (straight women who marry gay men) face. Now PFLAG is …

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