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Transgender Victorians will now be able to stay married to their partners when they change the gender on their birth certificate under legislation passed by the Victorian government on Tuesday night. In several states and territories, transgender people must be unmarried if they want to update the sex marker on their birth certificate, essentially requiring …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby has announced the date her critically-acclaimed show Nanette will be released to streaming service Netflix. The show, which was intended to be the Tasmanian comedian’s last before taking a break, has instead launched her to international fame thanks to her powerful and fearless take on queerness, isolation, and homophobia. Gadsby describes the …

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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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Queer Eye host Karamo Brown has proposed to his boyfriend Ian Jordan. The Netflix makeover show’s culture expert popped the question at a surprise 40th birthday party he organised for his partner of eight years. “You are the funniest man I know, the kindest man, my biggest cheerleader,” Karamo said at the party. “You made …

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A political candidate in Ontario, Canada has been fired for an anti-gay rant in which she said same-sex marriage makes her want to vomit. Pink News reported the country’s Progressive Conservative Party had resisted calls to remove Tanya Granic Allen as a candidate after it emerged she’d written tweets railing against same-sex marriage, adoption by …

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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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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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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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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 …

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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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