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Matt Akersten1st Oct, 2014
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Oxford Street's set for a big Labour Weekend

Oxford Street's set for a big Labour Weekend

By Same Same 1st Oct, 2014

Sydney's warmer weather last weekend meant many of Oxford Street's gayest hotspots were busier than they'd been for months - and there's plenty happening this long weekend to tempt punters to the strip.

Finalists for Melbourne's GLOBE Awards announced

Finalists for Melbourne's GLOBE Awards announced

By Dean Arcuri 1st Oct, 2014

Recognising excellence in the local LGBTI community, Victoria’s Gay & Lesbian Organisation of Business & Enterprise has announced the finalists for its first annual the GLOBE Awards.

New marriage equality bill delayed:

New marriage equality bill delayed: "The timing's wrong"

By Matt Akersten 1st Oct, 2014

Liberal Democratic Party Senator for NSW David Leyonhjelm says he won't be introducing his marriage equality legislation this week.

Hey Sydneysiders, Alex wants to ask you a few questions1

Hey Sydneysiders, Alex wants to ask you a few questions

By Same Same 29th Sep, 2014

Sydney's independent MP Alex Greenwich is seeking your feedback on topics which he knows are important to Sydneysiders.

GetUp!'s marrying man strips for Great Barrier Reef3

GetUp!'s marrying man strips for Great Barrier Reef

By Matt Akersten 29th Sep, 2014

He starred in Aussie lobby network GetUp!'s ad for marriage equality, which has been viewed over 15 million times on YouTube. Now Julian Shaw has a new cause - our precious Great Barrier Reef.

Melbourne Chargers up for Victorian Inclusivity Award

Melbourne Chargers up for Victorian Inclusivity Award

By Dean Arcuri 26th Sep, 2014

Melbourne's first inclusive rugby team has been nominated for a Victorian Government’s Sport and Recreation Awards in the 'Welcoming and Inclusive' category.

WATCH: YouTuber reacts to 4

WATCH: YouTuber reacts to "gay faggot" comment

By Matt Akersten 26th Sep, 2014

"Someone called me a 'gay faggot'. What?"

Aussie firefighting heroes strip for 2015 calendar

Aussie firefighting heroes strip for 2015 calendar

By Same Same 26th Sep, 2014

The Firefighters calendar crew has reached out to Same Same to help promote its 2015 calendars. Well, OK then!

Lots happening for Brisbane Pride this weekend

Lots happening for Brisbane Pride this weekend

By Chad St James 25th Sep, 2014

Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day may have come and gone, but the festival continues with more events celebrating the diversity and history of the Brisbane's LGBTI communities.

Big cash prizes for Mr Australasia winners9

Big cash prizes for Mr Australasia winners

By Matt Akersten 25th Sep, 2014

Contestants for this weekend's Mr. Australasia 2014 contest come from all across the Asia-Pacific region, with the event raising funds for The AIDS Temple in Thailand to help children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Don't miss Tom Ballard's show at Fringe1

Don't miss Tom Ballard's show at Fringe

By Matt Akersten 25th Sep, 2014

We love Tom Ballard, and not only is he the host of ABC's Reality Check panel show about reality TV on Wednesday nights, he's bringing his new stand-up comedy show to Sydney Fringe Festival next week.

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"I am so sorry that I was born gay… I wish our boat had sunk in the ocean"

By Matt Akersten 24th Sep, 2014

Letters from gay male asylum seekers detained by Australia on Manus Island show the pain and intimidation they're enduring there.

Minus18 youth take it to the next level

Minus18 youth take it to the next level

By Matt Akersten 23rd Sep, 2014

Melbourne's queer youth network Minus18 have got a space of their own - but now they must fit it out to make it the perfect place for queer and questioning youth to gather.

Oxford Hotel's for sale - but it's business as usual

Oxford Hotel's for sale - but it's business as usual

By Matt Akersten 23rd Sep, 2014

Oxford Street's iconic Oxford Hotel on the corner of Taylor Square is going under the hammer next month, but its licensee says there's no drama - it'll stay open as usual for the foreseeable future.

Christine Forster seeks NSW upper house seat3

Christine Forster seeks NSW upper house seat

By Matt Akersten 23rd Sep, 2014

City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster has a new goal - a NSW Upper House seat on the Liberal party list.

Poof Doof says no: Lifetime bans for punters caught with ice or GHB21

Poof Doof says no: Lifetime bans for punters caught with ice or GHB

By Matt Akersten 23rd Sep, 2014

Melbourne's popular Saturday party night Poof Doof is putting its foot down - instituting lifetime bans for any clubber caught with the drugs ice or GHB.

Marriage equality? We've changed our minds5

Marriage equality? We've changed our minds

By Matt Akersten 22nd Sep, 2014

"I accept the course of human history now is that we are going to see same-sex marriage here and in, you know, most parts of the developed world."