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America's marriage equality doesn't convince Tony Abbott26

America's marriage equality doesn't convince Tony Abbott

By Matt Akersten 29th Jun, 2015

Despite pressure from the majority of Australian voters, several MPs in his own party, and the leaders of over a dozen nations who have legalised marriage equality, our Prime Minister's not budging an inch on marriage equality - not even hinting he'll grant a conscience vote.

We deserve better: Pressure's on Abbott as Australia's left behind9

We deserve better: Pressure's on Abbott as Australia's left behind

By Matt Akersten 26th Jun, 2015

Australians are getting increasingly frustrated with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's best efforts to delay legislation for marriage equality that the majority of our nation's citizens want.

Catch Queer Geeks at Comic Con1

Catch Queer Geeks at Comic Con

By Dean Arcuri 26th Jun, 2015

Talking LGBTIQ games, comics, TV and more, the Queer Geeks of Oz will be at Oz Comic Con in Melbourne this weekend.

Mixed reactions when man comes out with two boyfriends41

Mixed reactions when man comes out with two boyfriends

By Matt Akersten 26th Jun, 2015

A video about an Australian man who has two boyfriends in a polyamorous relationship has attracted a huge response from readers of The Guardian - but despite facing plenty of criticism, he says he's glad he shared his story.

La Trobe to investigate experience of LGBT refugees

La Trobe to investigate experience of LGBT refugees

By Same Same 25th Jun, 2015

La Trobe University is investigating the experiences of LGBT refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants.

Lush's new soap says GAY IS OK1

Lush's new soap says GAY IS OK

By Matt Akersten 25th Jun, 2015

Fragrant handmade soap company Lush is launching a new flavour today with the message 'GAY IS OK' shown on it to raise awareness about the plight of LGBTI people in the many countries where being gay is still illegal.

Catholic warning to businesses: Stay out of marriage debate17

Catholic warning to businesses: Stay out of marriage debate

By Matt Akersten 25th Jun, 2015

The Catholic Church in Sydney is sending letters to many of the companies that publicly support marriage equality, expressing “grave concern” with their stance on the issue, and accusing them of “overstepping their purpose."

Girl imagines her dads marrying in 'Wishful Wedding' book6

Girl imagines her dads marrying in 'Wishful Wedding' book

By Matt Akersten 24th Jun, 2015

"When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead."

NSW Police: $100k rewards for info on 'gay hate' killings15

NSW Police: $100k rewards for info on 'gay hate' killings

By Same Same 23rd Jun, 2015

Three rewards of $100,000 each have been announced by NSW Police for information relating to the disappearance and suspected deaths of two gay men and the death of another in Sydney's eastern suburbs in the 1980s.

Events this week celebrate Mardi Gras' past and future2

Events this week celebrate Mardi Gras' past and future

By Matt Akersten 22nd Jun, 2015

This Wednesday the original 1978 Mardi Gras protesters will gather to share their stories, while this Saturday night a brand new special event will raise funds for next year's festival.

WATCH: Holding the Man trailer and poster revealed5

WATCH: Holding the Man trailer and poster revealed

By Matt Akersten 22nd Jun, 2015

One of Australia's greatest love stories is released in cinemas on August 27, and now Holding the Man's official poster and trailer have been revealed.

Matthew Mitcham dives into Dancing with the Stars9

Matthew Mitcham dives into Dancing with the Stars

By Matt Akersten 22nd Jun, 2015

Olympic diver and cabaret star Matthew Mitcham has been announced for 7's Dancing with the Stars.

Confirmed: Madonna will be here next March20

Confirmed: Madonna will be here next March

By Matt Akersten 21st Jun, 2015

The rumours are true - Madonna's 2016 tour dates are confirmed this morning, giving Australia her first concerts for 23 years, and New Zealanders her first-ever concerts there.

Imperial Hotel is closed this weekend after police crackdown1

Imperial Hotel is closed this weekend after police crackdown

By Matt Akersten 19th Jun, 2015

Erskinville's iconic Imperial Hotel has been forced to shut down this weekend, following an investigation by local authorities who allege the venue and several staff members have been in serious breach of the Liquor Act.

MP compares marriage rights to Senator title1

MP compares marriage rights to Senator title

By Matt Akersten 19th Jun, 2015

A Federal Senator has likened the privilege of being able to marry with being able to call yourself a 'Senator', during one of the most illogical speeches about the same-sex marriage issue ever heard in Australian parliament.

Midsumma says bye to the alphabet soup5

Midsumma says bye to the alphabet soup

By Dean Arcuri 19th Jun, 2015

As part of Midsumma's vision for the future, the annual festival has dropped the acronym GLBTIQ in favour of DGS - 'Diverse Gender and Sexuality'.

What happened when Q&A went LGBTIQ&A 4

What happened when Q&A went LGBTIQ&A

By Matt Akersten 19th Jun, 2015

The ABC's special episode of Q&A last night saw a variety of LGBTI panellists talking about their experience of being LGBTI - their lives, loves and progress to equality in Australia.