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Discrimination is keeping some gay men from reaching high-level managerial positions, a new study has suggested. The research, which analysed data from almost 650,000 working-age adults in the UK, is the first large-scale evidence of the understudied sexual orientation gap in the workplace. While the study found gay men outperform straight men in lower level …

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It’s the royal wedding of the year. It’s no longer about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who walked down the aisle on May 19 at Windsor Castle. Nor is it about the wedding of Celia McCorquodale, Harry’s cousin and a niece of the late Princess Diana, who said “I do” to George Woodhouse at a …

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Aboriginal elder Aunty Dawn Daylight was among more than a dozen community champions to be honoured at the 57th annual Queen’s Ball Awards on Saturday night. The Queen’s Ball Awards, the longest-running LGBTIQ event in the world, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations and groups within the local LGBTIQ community. At the ceremony at …

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After 15 years together, Allen Jones and Dits Preece were married at their home in Platte Saline on the tiny island of Alderney on Saturday. It is the first same-sex wedding on the isle after Channel Island voted to legalise marriage equality in October last year, with that decision becoming law last week. Allen and …

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Katter’s Australian Party leader Robbie Katter has called for legal protection for Queenslanders who refuse to use gender neutral language in workplaces and universities. Katter, who is the son of federal North Queensland MP Bob Katter, plans to introduce a “He Said, She Said” bill to change anti-discrimination law to ensure people are not subject …

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Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community is mourning the death of one of its greatest allies and supporters, former Mayor of Devonport, Mary Binks OAM, who died on Tuesday at age 84. Mary Binks was horrified by the pain and trauma experienced by young LGBTIQ people on Tasmania’s North West Coast during the bitter debate around the decriminalisation …

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Queensland’s expungement scheme for men with historical gay sex convictions will finally begin at the end of the month. Homosexual sex was decriminalised in Queensland in 1991, but men who were charged for consensual activity under several laws prior to that still hold the criminal convictions, affecting their employment and travel. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath said …

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Hundreds have gathered to remember immunologist Professor David Cooper as a pioneer and “global hero” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. Professor Cooper was appointed the inaugural director of the Kirby Institute – …

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