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Australian tennis great Margaret Court has won this year’s Golden GLORIA award for comments deemed to be the most homophobic in the last 12 months. The GLORIAs — the Gay and Lesbian Outrageous, Ridiculous, and Ignorant Awards — are organised by New South Wales Greens MP Penny Sharpe, and highlight the year’s the worst anti-LGBTIQ …

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Past and present members of the Brisbane Pride Choir will reunite to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary with a special performance this Thursday. The group will celebrate both their milestone and last year’s “yes” vote for marriage equality at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the MELT queer arts festival. The choir will be joined …

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The Uniting Church in Australia’s key national governance body has recommended the church change its policy to allow same-sex marriages. SBS has reported that the 18-member Assembly Standing Committee have endorsed an internal report recommending the church’s marriage policy statement be changed from being the union of “a man and a woman”, to between “two …

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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 …

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The Voice Australia contestant Nathan Brake popped the question to his boyfriend on Sunday night’s episode of the Channel Nine singing competition. Brake paused his blind audition to pop the question to longtime partner Mitchell Baines. He told the show’s four judges he had “another decision to make that was separate to choosing a coach,” …

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Singer Kesha has officiated a lesbian couple’s real-life wedding in Las Vegas in her new music video. The artist released a video for her cover of Janis Joplin’s “I Need a Man to Love” – retitled “I Need A Woman To Love” – which she recorded for a new EP of “reimagined” love songs created …

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Music legend Bob Dylan has recorded a same-sex love song for a new compilation of “reimagined” versions of songs designed for same-sex couples’ weddings. On the new EP Universal Love, Dylan sings a new version of the 1929 song “She’s Funny That Way” with the pronouns switched to “He’s Funny That Way”. “If you look …

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“Won’t someone think of the children?” cried the far right during the recent plebiscite, where the nation was invited to vote on the validity of our families. One of the biggest cannons aimed against marriage equality was the idea that our relationships — and conception! — couldn’t be discussed with children. I can’t speak for …

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Generally, registered marriage celebrants and registered civil celebrants are one and the same. However, most celebrants refer to themselves as a ‘marriage’ celebrant as opposed to a ‘civil’ celebrant. This is where people can become confused. Civil marriage ceremonies are the only civil ceremonies in Australia that require celebrants to be registered by the Commonwealth …

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Back in 2017, when the majority of Australians were hoping a ‘yes’ vote would bring marriage equality to Australia, Brisbane-based publishing company Paddington Publications was busy compiling the first online edition of their newest title Same Same Weddings Magazine. Publisher Kerrie Gowenlock said, “We decided to publish Australia’s first same sex wedding magazine to showcase …

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