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Australia’s decades-long journey towards marriage equality will be chronicled in a documentary screening on SBS tomorrow night, on the first anniversary of the “yes” vote. The documentary, titled Australia Says Yes, will look back at the emotional struggle for social and political change – from 1960’s campaigning to decriminalise homosexuality through to the postal survey’s …

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Neighbours David and Aaron Wedding Magda Szubanski

Long-running Australian soap Neighbours has made history after it screened its first same-sex wedding on Monday night. Aaron (Matt Wilson) and David (Takaya Honda) tied the knot in an intimate ceremony officiated by Jemima Davies-Smythe, played by comedian and “yes” campaigner Magda Szubanski. It was the first ever same-sex wedding in the show’s 33-year history, …

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Neighbours Magda Szubanski David and Aaron Same-sex wedding

Comedian Magda Szubanski has said Neighbours’ upcoming same-sex wedding ceremony strikes the right balance between “the laughing and the tears.” The wedding episode of the long-running soap will screen next Monday (September 3), with Magda’s character Jemima officiating the wedding between characters David Tanaka and Aaron Brennan. Magda told the Sydney Morning Herald, “I was …

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Neighbours david and aaron wedding

Long-running soap Neighbours has given fans a glimpse of gay couple David and Aaron’s upcoming same-sex wedding in a new video released online. The couple got engaged in scenes that screened in May and the new video shows the characters celebrating before David and Aaron (played by Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda) walk down the …

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Magda Szubanski has discussed what she described as the “toughest year of her life” in a wide-ranging chat on Andrew Denton’s Interview. In the interview aired on Tuesday night, Szubanski broke down in tears talking about losing her mother just weeks before the announcement that Australia had voted in favour of same-sex marriage. The comedian …

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Can’t make it to Sydney for Mardi Gras? Brisbane’s Sportsman Hotel are inviting everyone to come together to watch the parade live on the big screen in the venue’s Lounge Bar this Saturday night. The venue are throwing a Mardi Gras party that evening, with shows by drag performer Miss Synthetique and special guests at …

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Sam Smith has said he was “honoured” to meet Australian comedian and marriage equality campaigner Magda Szubanski late last week. The British singer, who was in Australia for two concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, met Szubanski before a concert at Melbourne Town Hall on Friday night. Sam shared a photo of the meeting on Instagram, …

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Magda Szubanski has slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for his speech on same-sex marriage earlier this week, urging him to tone down his “gloating”. The actor and comedian said on Tuesday that she thought the prime minister’s speech the day before was inappropriate following the negative experience many LGBTI people had during the same-sex marriage …

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Australia may never know the human cost of the same-sex marriage postal survey, Magda Szubanski has said. In a wide-ranging speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday, the actor and high profile “yes” campaigner criticised the survey and said the divisive campaign had damaged relationships and likely cost lives. “The LGBTIQ community were used …

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Beloved comedian and one of the most high-profile “yes” campaigners, Magda Szubanski, has spoken of her joy at the “overwhelming” result in favour of marriage equality on Wednesday. “We know I’m the crybaby of the campaign,” she joked to Channel Ten’s The Project on Wednesday evening. “It’s been joyous, and really just a moment of …

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