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For more than two decades, foreigners living with HIV have not been allowed to set foot in Singapore. However, the ban on those entering on short-term visit passes has now been lifted. The ban, however, remains in place for long term visitors, including those seeking to work or to accompany a child studying in Singapore …

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The Queensland Government has honoured its election commitment to restore legally recognised civil ceremonies for same-sex couples. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath (pictured) introduced the Bill in parliament this week. “This Government has committed to restoring the civil partnership ceremony provisions in the Act to ensure that couples of any gender can participate in an official ceremony …

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I read a story recently about some teenagers in England who had come up with the concept of a condom that changes colour if a sexually transmitted infection is detected. Their idea was that you could have a different colour for each infection, eg purple for herpes and green for gonorrhoea. It’s unlikely to ever …

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Australians awoke to a new prime minister today – the fifth in five years but what will that mean for marriage equality in Australia? Malcolm Turnbull toppled Tony Abbott for the top job 54-44 in a party room ballot overnight. He will become our 29th prime minister. Julie Bishop was re-elected as deputy Liberal leader, …

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The Federal Government is in turmoil as Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces a leadership challenge from Malcolm Turnbull. Mr Abbott has confirmed a ballot will be held tonight for his job. Mr Turnbull’s supporters believe he has the numbers to win and he has secured the support of Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop, which is …

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New HIV notifications in Queensland rose by approximately 25% in 2014 from the previous four-year average according to the University of New South Wales’ Kirby Institute at the World STI and HIV Summit held today at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The summit heard that Queensland recorded 246 new HIV notifications in 2014, a sharp increase …

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Brisbane Pride Festival is here and as always, that means there is an amazing array of fabulous events on offer catering to our LGBT communities. Here are a few of the highlights of this year’s festival. Pride Rally & March Pride Festival’s biggest day of the year begins at 10:00am at the corner of Brunswick & …

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The 1980s hit Eye of the Tiger has become the eye of a storm after anti-gay marriage clerk Kim Davis emerged from jail this week to the strains of the song. Davis had served five days for refusing to grant marriage licences to same-sex couples. The song, which is best known for being featured in …

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