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Sydney councillor Christine Forster has given her advice on how to come out as gay to your work colleagues. Speaking on the Thinkergirls podcast, Forster explained to a listener who had started at a new job how to come out as gay to his colleagues. Caller Jason explained he works as an industrial painter and …

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Canberra business owner Madlin Sims, who sacked a contractor for supporting the “no” campaign in last year’s marriage postal survey, has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Fair Work Ombudsman. Sims, who runs a party entertainment business, announced the move in a Facebook post after the contractor, an 18-year-old Christian nanny, changed her profile picture …

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At least one families’ same-sex marriage postal survey forms were among more than four months of mail left undelivered in a postbox in regional Victoria that was neglected by Australia Post. The town of Beechworth in Victoria’s north-east share just two post boxes between its 3,859 residents, the ABC reported, and local residents Joanne and …

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Comedian Rhys Nicholson has shared that a homophobic thug recently threatened to “bash him to death” on pubic transport in Melbourne. The 27-year-old opened up about the incident in a post on his Twitter account, recalling that on Friday night he’d been catching a train, when he noticed four men board. “I was sitting on …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said people were “very mean” to Cher after she took a controversial photo with him at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras earlier this month. The singer, who headlined the Mardi Gras afterparty, subsequently apologised to fans after some criticised her for posing for the snap. Turnbull told radio …

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By Rodney Croome When I left Australian Marriage Equality (AME) in August 2016 I said it was to more vigorously oppose a plebiscite. That was true but it wasn’t the whole truth. I also left because the Equality Campaign that grew up around AME was shrinking marriage equality to a tiny political target by avoiding …

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced an injection of more than $100 million into national youth mental health services to assist young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety. Mr Hunt said the initiatives receiving the funding would help schools and communities support the mental health and wellbeing of Australian children and respond to …

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LGBTI Australians have reported a shocking increase in the amount of verbal and physical harassment during the postal survey campaign, according to new research. The Australia Institute and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have released the preliminary findings of a survey of 9,500 LGBTI Australians, as well as friends and family, as debate continues on …

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The Senate has passed a motion calling for the allocated money not spent on the same-sex marriage postal survey to be redirected to mental health services. After the result was announced, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ chief statistician said he was confident the survey had come in at least $20m under it’s $122 million budget. …

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More than 160 LGBTI organisations, leaders and supporters from around the country have signed a statement calling on the federal parliament to recognise the will of the people and ensure marriage equality is passed by the end of the year. Debate is continuing in the Senate this week around Liberal Senator Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage …

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