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Comedian and TV host Tom Ballard has denied an allegation that he sexually assaulted a man in 2014. In a post on Facebook on Saturday, the man alleged that Ballard indecently assaulted him in a hotel room in June 2014, Fairfax Media reported. The man said he went to the police but the investigation didn’t …

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An openly gay candidate for Maryland governor has made history by airing the first political TV campaign ad featuring a same-sex kiss. The theme of the ad is “Take that, Trump” which focuses on the actions Madaleno has taken in his General Assembly career that would offend Donald Trump. It portrays him not just as …

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A new campaign is calling for the 12 month ban on gay men donating blood in Australia. New York healthcare agency FCB Health has partnered with the Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC) organisation to launch the striking campaign pushing for less discriminatory regulations for gay men in several countries around blood donation. The campaign, which …

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Gay music legend Peter Allen’s regional hometown of Tenterfield will later this year hold an entire festival to celebrate its special relationship with the performer. Allen was born in the northern New South Wales town in 1944, and rose to fame in the 1970s and 80s, becoming known for his flamboyant stage persona and lavish …

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The Brisbane Hustlers rugby team are in Amsterdam to compete in the world championship of gay rugby, the Bingham Cup, this weekend. The Cup has been held biennially since 2002 and is dedicated to the memory of Mark Bingham, the rugby player who helped establish the gay rugby teams San Francisco Fog and the Gotham …

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LGBTIQ community members have shared personal stories of classroom discrimination with a crowd of Safe Schools opponents during a public meeting convened by Liberal MP Kevin Andrews in Hobart on Tuesday night. Andrews and Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous addressed the public lecture, held at Hobart Town Hall, and criticised the Safe Schools anti-bullying program. Writing …

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An executive at popular US fitness brand CrossFit has been sacked for calling LGBTIQ pride a “sin”. Russell Berger, chief knowledge officer and head trainer at the fitness company, sparked outrage with a series of tweets in response to a decision by an Indiana gym to cancel a special pride-themed workout session, the Guardian reported. …

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Bermuda’s top court has overturned legislation which repealed marriage equality in the country. The country became the first in the world to repeal marriage equality for same-sex couples in February, after their Supreme Court ruled in 2017 the reform must be allowed. Lawmakers countered by passing a law in December that mandated that same-sex couples …

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