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Plan your partying this Melbourne Cup weekend

Plan your partying this Melbourne Cup weekend

By Dean Arcuri 31st Oct, 2014

With Halloween and Cup Weekend, Melbourne is set to explode with plenty of fun and parties. To help you not get overwhelmed with what on offer to do, here's Same Same's handy guide to what's up this weekend.

Rodney Croome is Tassie's Aussie of the Year1

Rodney Croome is Tassie's Aussie of the Year

By Matt Akersten 30th Oct, 2014

Congratulations to a long-serving and passionate advocate for our LGBTI communities, who's been named Tasmania's Australian of the Year.

Molly Meldrum's memories fill new book

Molly Meldrum's memories fill new book

By Matt Akersten 30th Oct, 2014

Beloved Aussie music guru Molly Meldrum had a rough couple of years recovering after his fall from a ladder at home in 2011 - but the quiet times have given him a chance to finally finish his memoir.

It's time for Canberra to SpringOUT!

It's time for Canberra to SpringOUT!

By Same Same 29th Oct, 2014

Canberra's annual SpringOUT LGBTI festival kicks off with its full-on family event Fairday this Saturday.

Queensland takes HIV testing on the road

Queensland takes HIV testing on the road

By Same Same 29th Oct, 2014

Two new Rapid Roadshow buses will take HIV testing to many Queensland cities and towns next month as it sets off around the state to spread HIV awareness and get results.

EastEnders' lesbian couple in domestic abuse story

EastEnders' lesbian couple in domestic abuse story

By Matt Akersten 29th Oct, 2014

It's increasingly common to see same-sex partnerships portrayed in TV soaps, but an unfolding plot on the UK's EastEnders is a rare attempt to tackle the issue of domestic violence involving a gay or lesbian couple.

Rapper Switch reaches out to ill fan

Rapper Switch reaches out to ill fan

By Melissa Leedham 28th Oct, 2014

A local music artist was keen to make a difference for a fan in the UK who's battling brain cancer.

We need some red hot redheads!10

We need some red hot redheads!

By Matt Akersten 28th Oct, 2014

A photographic exhibition celebrating ginger-haired men is coming to Sydney, and to celebrate, we're seeking hot red-headed guys from around Australia to strut their stuff in a local pageant next month.

Hook-up horror: Sydney man goes public with sexual assault experience5

Hook-up horror: Sydney man goes public with sexual assault experience

By Matt Akersten 28th Oct, 2014

Gay men's health experts are advising caution when using hook-up websites and apps, as a Sydney man shares his harrowing story of the physical and sexual abuse he suffered after meeting someone on a popular app.

Sydney's Twilight at Taronga series announces 2015 lineup

Sydney's Twilight at Taronga series announces 2015 lineup

By Same Same 27th Oct, 2014

Sydney’s Twilight at Taronga concert series will return this summer for its 20th anniversary edition in 2015, boasting a lineup of big-name international acts and local favourites.

Rufus Wainwright confirms 2015 Aussie tour

Rufus Wainwright confirms 2015 Aussie tour

By Matt Akersten 27th Oct, 2014

Canadian out singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright is heading to Australia this March, for a tour which includes the WOMADelaide festival plus Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Gaymers are very welcome at PAX Australia2

Gaymers are very welcome at PAX Australia

By Dean Arcuri 27th Oct, 2014

At this weekend's big gaming expo in Melbourne there's a 'Diversity Space' for gaymers to relax in and make new friends.

YouTuber opens up about dealing with anxiety

YouTuber opens up about dealing with anxiety

By Matt Akersten 27th Oct, 2014

Popular Tasmanian gay YouTuber Zach Garry has shared his thoughts about his experience of social anxiety.

2015 Harbour Party line-up announced

2015 Harbour Party line-up announced

By Matt Akersten 26th Oct, 2014

The DJ line-up for February 2015's Sydney Mardi Gras Harbour Party has been announced this morning, with special first-release tickets going on sale today.

Courier Mail now

Courier Mail now "sorry" for 'she male' headline

By Matt Akersten 25th Oct, 2014

Prompted by several complaints to the Press Council, Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper has again reflected on the controversy which surrounded its transphobic ‘she male’ front page, and has today finally said “sorry.”

Shorten tells Christian Lobby: 3

Shorten tells Christian Lobby: "Prejudice does not reflect Christian values"

By Michael Nguyen 24th Oct, 2014

“When I see people hiding behind the bible to insult and demonise people based on their sexuality… I cannot stay silent. I do not agree.”

Dallas Buyers Club studio wants Aussie illegal downloaders to pay1

Dallas Buyers Club studio wants Aussie illegal downloaders to pay

By Matt Akersten 23rd Oct, 2014

The studio behind Oscar-winning HIV drama Dallas Buyers Club has begun legal action in an attempt to get cash payments from Australians who downloaded the film illegally via BitTorrent.