Posts in tag

gay


Only 174 pardons for historical gay sex convictions have been issued in England and Wales since “Turing’s Law” was passed last year. The law, which followed a posthumous pardon issued to wartime codebreaker Alan Turing (pictured) in 2013, allows the thousands of men who were convicted of historical gay sex offences to apply for a …

102

Dick Leitsch, a founding father of the gay rights movement, has died in New York. He was 83. Leitsch became an icon of the LGBTQ movement after leading protests that pre-dated the Stonewall Inn uprising. Born on May 11, 1935, Leitsch went on to lead the the New York City chapter of the Mattachine Society, …

149

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 …

189

He’s old and he’s proud – and he’s finally out. For Martin, an 86-year-old photographer, learning to live as his authentic self didn’t have an age limit. He opened up about his decision to come out as gay as part of 5 Gum’s No Regrets online short film series, saying concealing his true identity for …

138

The Northern Territory Government today formally apologised to people convicted under historic laws against consensual homosexual acts. Chief Minister Michael Gunner (pictured) told parliament the apology was not only for the law that “criminalised love and attraction” between same-sex couples until 1983, but for the opportunities stolen from those convicted. “Today is about making right,” …

182

It’s been a long time coming but Cairns will soon host a LGBT+ collection in the city’s museum after the details were confirmed at a Cairns Tropical Pride (CTP) community afternoon on Saturday. The collection, which focuses on the community’s YES campaign, will be delivered to the museum during this year’s Tropical Pride Festival from …

355

Wallabies star Israel Folau has put God and his Christian beliefs ahead of his career, offering to walk away from his Australian Rugby Union contract. Folau was heavily criticised for a post on Instagram two weeks ago in which he said God’s plan for gay people was “HELL”. He reinforced those comments in a column …

289

Prominent gay rights lawyer David S. Buckel died in New York on Saturday after setting himself on fire in a protest against environmental destruction. The charred remains of Buckel, 60, were found in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Buckel had spent the bulk of his career fighting for gay rights, including serving as the marriage project director …

177

British pop star Will Young was made to re-record tracks by music executives because his voice sounded “too gay”. Young told The Telegraph he only found out when he was in the studio to lay down his hit single Leave Right Now, which went to number one and sold more than half a million copies …

236

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, …

366
1 2 3