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SBS Dateline will explore Indonesia's transgender culture

SBS Dateline will explore Indonesia's transgender culture

By Same Same 30th Mar, 2015

Indonesia has a vibrant transgender culture and tradition, but there’s been a disturbing rise in intolerance in recent years from Muslim fundamentalists.

Queensland's facing new 1am lock-out laws

Queensland's facing new 1am lock-out laws

By Chad St James 29th Mar, 2015

It looks like all Queensland pubs and clubs are getting a 1am lockout, plus no shots served after midnight and a 3am closing time, under harsh new rules the Labor government wants to push through.

Out gay MPs keep their seats in NSW election7

Out gay MPs keep their seats in NSW election

By Matt Akersten 28th Mar, 2015

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich and Liberal MP for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith have both kept their seat as the results emerge from New South Wales election today.

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Waratahs player apologises to Sydney Convicts

By Matt Akersten 27th Mar, 2015

He was heard using an anti-gay term to describe his opposing players at a match last weekend and was fined $20k by Australian Rugby Union. Now he's dropped into a Sydney Convicts gay and inclusive rugby training session to apologise.

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenburg now supports a free vote on marriage equality

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenburg now supports a free vote on marriage equality

By Matt Akersten 25th Mar, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott hasn't indicated yet whether he'll decide to grant his Liberal MPs an individual vote on marriage equality, but Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenburg has announced today he's in favour of a free vote.

Plane crash victim Greig Friday was a kind and caring volunteer for LGBTI youth7

Plane crash victim Greig Friday was a kind and caring volunteer for LGBTI youth

By Matt Akersten 25th Mar, 2015

Greig Friday, who died with his mother Carol on Germanwings Flight 4U9525 yesterday, is today being remembered as "a man who loved others and life with a full heart."

Liberals didn't discuss marriage equality today, so the Christian Lobby claims victory

Liberals didn't discuss marriage equality today, so the Christian Lobby claims victory

By Matt Akersten 24th Mar, 2015

With Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm's Freedom to Marry Bill coming up for debate this Thursday, marriage equality didn't get discussed in a government party room meeting this morning, despite many lobbyists expecting it to be.

Waratahs player fined $20k for homophobic comments5

Waratahs player fined $20k for homophobic comments

By Matt Akersten 23rd Mar, 2015

Australian rugby really is cracking down on homophobic abuse, reacting strongly to punish a player for using an anti-gay slur in a confrontation during the NSW Waratahs v ACT Brumbies match on Sunday.

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WATCH: "This is legal, yet gay marriage isn’t?"

By Matt Akersten 23rd Mar, 2015

"Never met. Never spoken. Complete strangers taking part in a social experiment... Would you get Married At First Sight?"

Scott Morrison: Why I oppose same-sex marriage27

Scott Morrison: Why I oppose same-sex marriage

By Matt Akersten 22nd Mar, 2015

A letter from Liberal cabinet minister to a constituent this week shows that while support for marriage equality is rising among the Liberal ranks, there are still resilient attitudes against.

Midsumma welcomes a new Festival Director

Midsumma welcomes a new Festival Director

By Dean Arcuri 22nd Mar, 2015

After an extensive application process, Melbourne's annual LGBTI festival has announced Tennille Moisel will be taking the helm as its new director.

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LOOK: Inside the new Midnight Shift ground floor

By Matt Akersten 20th Mar, 2015

It's been a few months in the making - and the kitchen area is still in progress - but the ground floor doors are open again at Oxford Street's Midnight Shift. Here's how it looks.

Former PM Malcolm Fraser has died

Former PM Malcolm Fraser has died

By Matt Akersten 19th Mar, 2015

Malcolm Fraser, the prime minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983, has died peacefully this morning aged 84, after a short illness.

Imperial Hotel to change hands and aim for a new mix

Imperial Hotel to change hands and aim for a new mix

By Matt Akersten 19th Mar, 2015

The iconic Imperial Hotel in Erskineville is getting a change of management next month, leading to new 'mixed' events but also a promise to continue its connection to the local LGBTI communities.

MPs eager to get going on marriage equality bills

MPs eager to get going on marriage equality bills

By Matt Akersten 19th Mar, 2015

Senator David Leyonhjelm has announced today he'll forward his Freedom to Marry Bill for debate in the Senate next week.

It’s a YES today. Our Senate is ready for marriage equality5

It’s a YES today. Our Senate is ready for marriage equality

By Same Same 18th Mar, 2015

Australia is another small step closer to marriage equality today with our federal Senate supporting a motion calling on all parties, including Tony Abbott's governing Liberal/National Coalition, to allow a free vote on the issue.

Aussie film asks: How are the kids of same-sex parent families doing?1

Aussie film asks: How are the kids of same-sex parent families doing?

By Matt Akersten 17th Mar, 2015

The trailer for Gayby Baby, a brand new Australian documentary film telling stories from children of same-sex parented families, has now been revealed.