Melbourne City councillor Rohan Leppert will contest the by-election for lord mayor in May. Cr Leppert, 33, was elected to Melbourne City Council in 2012 and heads its arts, culture and heritage portfolio. A by-election for lord mayor is being held after Robert Doyle resigned last month following accusations of sexual harassment made against him, …

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Liberal MP Tim Wilson has married his partner Ryan Bolger, three months after he proposed in federal parliament. The Victorian MP announced that he and his partner had tied the knot on Sunday in a post on Twitter. “The 11th of March is a special day. It’s the day after @rpbolger’s birthday. The day before …

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Ellen DeGeneres has urged fans to boycott Bermuda after it became the first country in the world to repeal marriage equality. Last May, the island nation’s Supreme Court ruled that a registrar’s decision to deny a marriage license to a same-sex couple was discriminatory. But lawmakers responded by creating the Domestic Partnership Act, which allows …

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A gay Italian escort has reportedly written a 1200-page dossier outing 40 Catholic priests as “actively gay” in a bid to expose their religious hypocrisy. Mangiacapra told local outlet Catania Today, as translated by the Daily Mail, that all he wants is for the priests to “stop preaching hatred towards gays” and says he wrote …

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By Brisbane Powerhouse Love is in the air following the historic “yes” vote and we want to be part of all the loved-up goodness. In celebration of marriage equality, we’re giving one lucky couple the opportunity to win a wedding ceremony and reception at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and …

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There was a time a couple of years back when the LGBTIQ community wasn’t sure if the Wickham was for them any more. Those days are over, says manager David McKillop. “We are actually a gay venue, but everyone’s welcome. Not the other way around,” he said. It’s true that in its recent history, with …

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A memorial for Matthew Leveson has been found vandalised on the eve of the late 20-year-old Sydney man’s funeral. The memorial was created on a tree in the National Park where the 20-year-old’s remains were found in May last year. Matthew’s father Mark Leveson posted a photo of the tree to social media on Thursday …

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One of Brisbane’s biggest celebrations of LGBTIQ culture and diversity, the MELT Festival, is sashaying back to the Brisbane Powerhouse in May. Organisers have unveiled the festival’s 2018 program, featuring a lineup of more than 20 productions and events across 11 nights of revelry, starting on May 17 to coincide with IDAHOT, the International Day …

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Over almost forty years, Aladdins Antique and Collectibles Fair has established itself as the biggest and best marketplace of eclectic and one-of-a-kind treasures in Brisbane. Held four times a year at its longtime home in Windsor, the fair attracts thousands of people on the hunt for something unique. The event’s owners say each fair is …

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A Sunshine Coast woman with terminal cancer and her partner have been revealed as the first Australian same-sex couple to legally marry. The marriage between Jo Grant and Jill Kindt was held on December 15 and was allowed to proceed without the usual 30-day waiting period because Jo was terminally ill with a rare form …

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